Write It Raw! Tell It Raw!

We need to stop pretending. Pretending we are different from, better than, separate from; pretending that we’ve never lived through raw jagged pain; never felt bone shattering loss; never been sickened by extraordinary guilt; never been shamed down to the core of our essence, never been rattled by all consuming rage.

Wake up people! We are all the same here; at the core; at the deep down bottom of our souls. And when we share our stories; our raw true authentic selves with each other we finally understand our bond; our shared human experience; our core of pain and guilt and grief and shame that we try so hard to bury, ignore, delete, in our haste to appear better than; different from. We wrap our core selves in heart breaking isolation.

This is the sickness that we need to heal. Today. Not tomorrow. Now. Yes I mean you. Yes I mean me. Yes I mean them. “The bad guys.” The ones we love to blame; to point fingers at.

When we tell it raw, write it raw, down to the grieving, abused, guilty, shameful edges of ourselves we wake up. We realize that we all carry the heavy weight of jagged stories in our core; and when we share these stories we understand our sameness. We are lifted from a burden of pretending.

When we ignore our pain; bury it underneath alcohol or drugs or gambling or sex or rage or prejudice we become sick; sick of mind and heart and soul. Healing occurs when we realize that my pain is no greater than yours; and yours is no greater than mine. Our pain only carries different details; has a different flavor.

And imagine this; our pain is our fuel for waking up; for living up to our greatest potential; for doing our great work in the world; but only when we bring it up into the light of understanding. When we pull it up for examination; hold it in the light of day; reveal our darkness; then great healing occurs for ourselves and for those we share our story with. Then our darkness no longer holds power over us. No longer poisons us; sends us out into the world to hate and blame and kill and abuse. We’re able to forgive. To reach across the room and take an enemy’s hand and love them. Reach across the room and heal each other.

This is our way forward. The old way of living in our ideas, our minds; comforting ourselves with money; separating our stories; of hiding behind our clever personalities- is crumbling. Who can you reach out to today? But only with your truest raw jagged authentic self. It’s time to show up ragged and real. Are you ready?

From my new book: Write it Raw! Tell it Raw!

We Can Stand Up Without Hating on Each Other

sueattrumptowerThe challenge of our human journey is to be in it and above it at the same time. To see the perfect divine order of every moment unfolding and to also passionately feel every moment of it. To live with both perspectives in our hearts at the same time.

This revolutionary moment in human history will be looked back upon as a great moment of enlightened change and awakening in our country. I’m proud to take a stand on the right side of history – to protest bigotry, discrimination and greed. I marched against the Vietnam war and against racial discrimination in the 60s. And I’m proud to stand up again. I’m too old to watch this unfold without aligning with what feels important and true in our evolutionary journey as humans.

This is a tipping point in our consciousness and I’m grateful to still be here as an active part of this transformative moment.

Last weekend I taught my Divine Lens workshop at the New York Open Center and we explored Trump, Hillary and Bernie’s soul missions and soul agreements to see how we arrived here – and it helped all of us step above the intense anger and grief to see it as divine order unfolding – a step towards waking us all up.

Everything must be revealed to be healed. It was an uplifting, loving and inspiring workshop where we all connected on this viewpoint no matter our political views.

When it was over I walked up fifth avenue and stood in protest in front of Trump Tower knowing that it was important to stand up for the light of higher consciousness. I did not yell with hatred or feel anger. I felt love and solidarity with everyone I stood beside.

My heroes are Martin Luther King, Jr and Mahatma Gandhi who also did this non-violent protesting which brought us to tremendous change and growth. We can all do this while holding love and inspiration in our hearts.

My books include Your Divine Lens & others available on Amazon
More info at www.SueFrederick.com