The Resurrection that Comes After Darkness
On the body there lies an acupuncture point, a true physical entry/exit point for energy and Spirit, called Gate of Hope. This point is located on the liver meridian, just under the breast and in between the bones of the rib cage. It addresses the physical transformation of toxins, the emotional transformation of frustration into hope, and the transformation of the greater whole moving from the dark, cold, muddy, stuckness of the end of winter into the bursting forth of springtime and new life.
Like the seed that lies in wait in the dark soil under the earth, or the babe that lies in wait in the darkness of the womb, there is a period of mounting frustration and aggressive energy that catalyzes the transformation from darkness into light. There is an uncomfortable, confused pushing and squirming before the burst into new life! The arrival of SPRING!
It is a passageway through which we all must pass, over and over, like the predictability of the seasons, as we spiral into our own becoming and grow into the unique expression of ourselves. The Gate of Hope comes into view after the calm of winter, and after engaging with frustration and aggression at the tipping point of spring. This energy is right and necessary to turn the course of things; to go against gravity. It lives outside of us and it lives inside of us, as above so below. It is activated NOW as we tip into spring, and as frustration transforms into hope.
There is something in the universe pulling us ever forward, ever expanding, and ever inviting us to transform from winter to spring over and over; ever offering us the resurrection that comes after darkness.
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” - T.S. Eliot