In Hindu mythology, the goddess Akhilandeshvari derives her strength and energy from constantly falling apart and coming back together.

Her name means “never not broken”. She is always in parts which she uses to create a new self over and over again…

..because a whole has limitations. It can only do what it is put together to do. When we give ourselves permission to break down, separate, to be a hot mess, to be confused, to be crying buckets full of tears, to abandon the future we thought was going to happen, to be never not broken…we allow ourselves to be in a healing place and to be put back together again.

Healing comes from letting there be room for grief

And sorrow

And misery

And relief

…for all of these things to happen.

And from this place we can come together in a new way. Creating a new self.

If we don’t engage in this way, we cannot tear apart all of the stuff that gets us stuck in toxic routines. We can’t stop looking through old picture, listening to old voicemails, reading old letters/emails, longing for a future that no longer has the parts to make it be,…

So we create this experience through contrast; what we know and what we don’t know. We let the parts of a pose or an embrace be in flux. We alter them to create something new. We play.

After all, how can you ever learn if you have it all figured out?

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