/LUV-BOM/ n. 1. An unconditional offering of love
which forever transforms your life.
One of my most recent love bombs was last fall at yoga camp*--a deliciously exquisitely challenging two weeks in my existence. It was a time of growth at lightening speed and I left tenderized and open.
I didn't think I'd have a similar experience again so soon, but last week I learned differently. Like many peeps throughout the world I am the product of a messy family. One result of that mess was a pause in knowing my older siblings. Last week I got to fast forward a few decades and soak up the goodness of one of my older brothers. In six days he went from the twelve year old who teased me to a grown up version of Siddhartha (yes, it's quite possible my brother will soon be a Buddha).
My head is still reeling at the intensity of those 143 hours...my big bro dropped a steady stream of love, wisdom and gentle guidance. He Shiva'd up my life with a KAPOW!
What I'm learning from these bombs is to not to just enjoy the experience of the KAPOW...but to use it to build momentum for what is to come. I believe we can all be on a quest towards a higher more enlightened/loving/compassionate/authentic way of being...when these big and bright and beautiful moments come we can either retreat at their intensity and fade back into the cradling comforts of the known...Or stand still, breathing, watching the dust settle and then with playful compassion move forward to experience the adventure that is to come.
I realize not everyone has the convenience of a Buddha or a Shiva for a big brother, but we all have those who can teach us something...for me part of my practice is committing to be open to each and every heart expanding one. Gulp. Here. I. Go!
Peace, love and light to you....as I tiptoe my way into...the new..
*Follow the link to learn how one of my yogi sisters is walking the line of irreverence & joy on her yoga/life journey.