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Deepening our ability to welcome

In the course I’m taking on purpose and vocation, we have been examining the role of the ancestors in our lives. In my immediate family, my father welcomed my birth and my mother not so much (she was still grieving the loss of the daughter before me). I can see how this has given me an ambiguous feeling about myself and my place in the world. I can also see how this given me an ambiguous relationship with welcoming and being welcomed.

Yet for real healing around food and body to happen for me, I have to welcome both the problems and the solutions. I have to welcome myself just as I am and at the same time welcome the possibility of how I would like to be. I have to welcome the difficulty, the cravings, honor them, and let them go rather than responding to them.

What in your life needs a deeper welcome?



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