Facing our deepest vulnerabilities is the path to healing ourselves and expressing our fullest potential. So many of us hide behind a wall of resistance, afraid that if we let our guard down, let someone in, or let our feelings emerge, we will spiral out of control. However, when we lean into our deepest fears and insecurities, we are more open to transformation than at any other time. In these moments of spiritual crisis, we can peel away the hard shell of our humanity revealing the light of our being.
We start by taking time alone to make ourselves available to our emotional pain. Confronting our vulnerabilities can make us feel anxious, wanting to distract or run away from the uncomfortable feelings we encounter. Such solitude can trigger waves of disappointment, sadness and hurt to surface like ocean swells crashing onto the shore. We are afraid we will lose our balance like an undertow that pulls us below the surface. All we have to do is feel it and simply let it ebb and flow within us. In this safe space of ourselves, we find that the resistance steps aside, the chatter of the mind lessens, and the insecurities that we have protected reveal themselves.
Experiencing our vulnerability is the catalyst for much needed physical. emotional and spiritual healing. Like Humpty Dumpty falling off a wall, going through this experience, we may feel as if we are shattering into a million pieces. But once we move through this experiential death, we see that only our fears and insecurities have died and we experience what it feels like to be fully alive. Facing our deepest vulnerabilities allows us to recognize and uproot unhealthy patterns and behaviors that inhibit our full self-expression. We must recognize that the stronger our reaction, the more deeply seated our vulnerability is to that pattern, person, or situation. Once we become aware of the source of our vulnerability, we can unblock our energies freeing us to create what we truly want in our life.