I have been exploring something over the last few days. It’s in my heart area, and it feels like a combination of issues – primal survival fear, longing, heart ache and so on. It has come up a few times in my life, when I am faced with a loss of something important to me.
I thought I would do a little dialog with it to get to know it better.
Hi. Can you help me? I am suffering.
Yes, I want to help you. How can I help?
Be with me. Help me feel safe. I don’t want to be left alone, that’s what I fear the most. Please be here with me.
Yes, I can be with you. I am with you now. And I want to be with you if or when you come in the future.
Thank you. I don’t know if I can trust you since you have abandoned me before. When I come, you get terrified and try to run away from me or get rid of me. It feels terrible. You have treated me terribly.
I am so sorry. I didn’t know what I was doing. I feel sad about how I have behaved and how I have abandoned you. I want to be different. I know how important it is for both of us.
OK. Just be with me now and we’ll see what happens.
How are you? I want to get to know you more.
Right now, I feel much more relaxed. I know you are sincere now. You are with me. You even love me. I know it. I can feel it. And it helps me relax. I feel softer.
How are you when I run away?
I feel desperate. It’s the most horrible feeling possible. I feel abandoned. Unloved. Alone. Scared. I want and need your attention and I’ll do anything to get it. I make myself bigger and louder and impossible to ignore.
Yes, I know. I also really don’t like it when it happens. I guess we share that. And I feel I am beginning to understand you more. I am actually glad you make yourself bigger and louder. I understand where it comes from. I understand you need me in that moment, and I instead run away.
Yes, all I want is your presence. That you are here with me. That you don’t abandon me. That you give me a sense of safety, and maybe even of being loved and understood.
What do you need the most from me?
Just that. Be here with me. Be present with me. Allow me to be as I am. And, if it’s possible, understand me, love me. I need to feel safe. Understood. Loved. That way, I can relax.
I love you.
I love you too. When you are here for me.
Can I speak with Big Heart?
Yes. I am here.
How do you see this situation?
I see you wanting to be in a good and nurturing relationship with this part of you, although you are not always able to. And I see this part of you desperately needing you to be there for it.
I am always here and always love you and whatever comes up for you. Both you – whatever you take yourself to be, and this part of you, are always loved. It’s just that you don’t always notice or remember. And that’s OK. That’s how human life is.
Can you help me and this part of me?
Yes, although it’s really you who need to do it. I am always here.
One thing you can do is remind yourself that what you feel is a flavor of the divine. It isn’t and never was anything else. It helps you to notice.
Another thing you can do is open for me and invite me in. I already love this part of you and what it needs is love. Allow it to absorb this love.
When that happens, it’s easier for you – and it – to notice that it already is this love. It is me. All of this – you, it, your relationship – is me. When that’s more thoroughly clear to you, there is a deeper healing.
Thank you. I love you.
I love you too. I always did. I always do. You are loved. And you are love.