We are layered beings, full of textures, emotions, experiences and hues that span the rainbow. At any given moment, we are not just black and white, but every color in between as life swirls through us.
We are musical too – sometimes at an allegro speed, we pulse through the chords of life, rushing, fleeing, jumping through hoops enthusiastically. At others, we are legato, smoothly playing without interruption, calm and happy. Or at others, we are lento, slowly moving through life.
Our heartlights shine on throughout our life journey – blinking rhythmically in tandem with our musicality and hues, sometimes pulsing urgently like a beacon in need of help, at others, simply dimmed when we are weakened and sad. But still, always, the effervescent heartlight remains glowing deep within us in a mass of light and love.
Humanity flows through us as we connect soul to soul with others. Shedding the superficiality and growing deeply within us and filling the chasm that disappointments often rift in our minds. We become more loving towards others and ourselves. We rebuild the broken pieces of our lives with gold as the Japanese do when they practice Kintsugi. I find it a beautiful, healing notion of how to culminate our life experiences as we continually strive to live on Earth and recognize our divinity – our soul beauty!
Translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair”) is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Beautiful seams of gold glint in the cracks of ceramic ware, giving a unique appearance to the piece.
This repair method celebrates each artifact’s unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising them. Kintsugi often makes the repaired piece even more beautiful than the original, revitalizing it with new life.
It’s the Tapestry of You, unique and beautiful you which I celebrate and salute today. Please join me in celebrating each of our golden souls each and every day!
P.S. My heartfelt gratitude to Joanna from whom I was inspired to write this post today. Please visit Joanna’s post here – The Patchwork Soul.