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Belonging Happens: The Bone Knowing of Longing

March 19, 2021

Today we explore the topic of belonging to what feels true in the most liberating way. 

What has it felt like in your life when you have set the weight down and let yourself be with the truth of you, at this moment?

The gift of body and how it can show you what you believe in at this moment. Are you tense? How is your jaw? What might be able to soften simply by bringing awareness to it.

“I am the unfolding of desire, soft opening.” Words from the Mistress of Longing. What is the truth about your relationship to desire?

To long is the pure essence of who we are and what brought us here in the first place. Why do we incessantly fight against it? Against whatever we are feeling?

We can “set down the weight” as the poem “Wings” invites. 

Life longs for life and always will. This is a very natural truth. What if we let ourselves soften into remembering this in some way.

What have you learned about longing? Does shame come to visit when you dare to long?

What part of your story wants to be rewritten? What do you believe is true about your worth and your ability to receive and to long? 

The example of diet culture—how has it numbed us to what we are truly hungry for and how to understand the life-giving essence of appetite?

Letting ourselves unlearn the things that prevent us from remembering/knowing/feeling when we are hungry and what we are really hungry for. 

How do you know when you trust yourself? The importance of the journey away from what we believe home is—being “off course,” getting lost, and the return.

We are meant to long for connection. For True Self. For the home that never goes away.

The earthquake of your life—what is it trying to shake loose within you?

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote:

”In the garden of gentle sanity,

May you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.” From his poem “Timely Rain.”

What is waking up within?

You have wings. Let them help you move closer to that which you long for. 

How will you remember to check in with your bones and set yourself free?

You are being breathed. Just let it happen. Place your gaze on the divine orchestration of your inhale and exhale.

You actually already know how to belong to your bone knowing. You do. 

Ritual prompt for the art of bone knowing: build an altar to what might be hidden and longs to be seen.



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