From Kwan Yin: Living with our deep heartache
I asked Kwan Yin if that old, life-long woundedness can ever be healed, or if it must be carried in a particular way. She responded this way:
Ah, that is such a question. That’s where the western tradition of soul-healing meets the eastern tradition of karma. No, it will never be healed in this lifetime, if by healing you mean, it will disappear. Nor would you really want it to go away completely, for it has always been the great “prod,” the powerful instigator of so much of your spiritual inquiry since you were a little child. It has fueled your consciousness, your spiritual journey, and your deep learning and wisdom. From this point of view, it has been your greatest gift, and it is why you chose this particular life.
…So, the short answer to your enormously important question is – No, it must not be closed up, not in this life. The heartache pushes you to engage with the world; its spaciousness allows both your world and the world of Spirit to enter your heart. It is the deepest energy for waking up, of expanding human consciousness and opening to all of reality. This is the Easter story – stretched between heaven and earth, with the agony of separation, all in order to show there is no death and that humans are Spirit just as all beings are. There is only the great cosmic pulse – into form and out of form – without beginning or end. Plunge deeply through the woundedness of your being, and you will find this is the truth you have always sought. It is very close at hand.