I hear you all quaking in your boots as I mention the word vulnerability. And that is because most people have idendified this term with suffering. Most people have had some sort of experience where they have been vulnerable and then been shot to pieces when they were.
Like the time you you stepped up in class and tried something new and the teacher tore you to shreds, or when you opened your heart to another and they made you suffer…
That’s the point of creation, where we decided that vulnerability equates to not nice things happening. The not nice things happening then becomes our justification and reason for not being vulnerable.
To deal with this we start to build a wall from our decision never to be vulnerable again and we stop being vulnerable with ourselves and our bodies.
Vulnerability is not seen in this reality, by that I mean our society, as valuable. It is often misidentified as being weak. If you buy this point of view, this too will create more walls to being vulnerable. And as vulnerability is part of natural beingness you start to cut your self off from that.
What if vulnerability actually had a power to it, what if you were to be so vulnerable with your body that you had no barriers to it. You would then feel everything the body could gift to you.
Next time an ant crawls over you, instead of flicking it off, allow it to walk across your naked skin, feel it intensely. Vulnerability is being like the open wound with out any cover on it. You can feel it intensely. Have you ever noticed how a wound can heal when you are vulnerable enough to allow it to be what it requires?
This does not mean you should go round opening you heart to strangers, or not put a dressing on a wound, what it means is to be vulnerable enough to ask questions to yourself that you don’t want to hear the answers to, to feel your body intensely and to acknowledge where you have been less than nice to it.
I have some neat processes and tools to assist in this, but you have to be willing to ask the question.
What else is possible?