The energies have been interesting over the past two days…like an emptying. Of thought, of feeling…of me.
Interesting that on the day I couldn’t have possibly written a blog post, had absolutely no interest in doing so, (that was yesterday) – I had only two visits to Metewa. I thought, yeah, exactly….I got that too… and then for fun I saw those two visitors turning up on my blog and thinking how did I get here? WTF is this crap!! And complaining bitterly that they found me.
That picture made me laugh.
This post is really about something wonderful I’m watching on TV. I know…it’s hard to find wonderful things on TV but I found one.
It started last week and it’s a programme on the Maori channel about singers and song writers going into prisons to make music.
It is divine.
I have a little bit of experience with prisoners ….a few years ago I used to attend a rehabilitation programme for guys being released from Ngawha prison. A group would live for a week at a marae near the beach at Ahipara and one day of that week, local healers would come in and provide reiki, massage, energy work, acupuncture…
It was the most amazing experience every time. I learnt so much from those guys. They were the most honest, the most clear thinking, the most heart-centred people I could ever meet. I’d go there and sigh with relief that at last I could communicate in truth and honesty.
I didn’t find truth and honesty in every day life…
This honesty they had, it was based on discovering the truth of a word.
To me vulnerability is the ability to be courageous enough to be completely open to truth. To open yourself fully to the experience, whatever that experience is.
Understanding the truth of vulnerability is a high level vibration. Because of that, it is so easy to work, to do energy work, with these guys.
Which is why I had such extraordinary experiences with men on the programme.
And that’s why I love watching this TV programme…the songwriters are finding the same level of experience that I had. They are feeling humbled by the chance to work in this completely open way.
Last night, two of the comments from the women prisoners were, when asked about what they wanted out of the programme, I want to find the inner child. Another said, I want to forgive myself. They didn’t say those things as just words on the wind, without substance. They said that in that vulnerable state….that state of swinging the doors wide open and riding on the winds of truth.
That’s scary…truth is scary.
Which is why vulnerability has got a bad rap all these years. Funny how we’ve learnt to see vulnerability as being weak and being open to danger.
HA! That’s the opposite to what the word means…as so many prisoners have personally told me ..without saying a thing.
Sunday nights. Maori. Songs from Inside. 8 pm