Strong Glass Houses. . .

As I read a great newsletter by Alison Normore, PhD, this morning, this phrase caught my attention, “We are becoming like glass houses. . . Practicing transparency, surrender, and shedding the past are the new normal in the emerging cycle.”  

How interesting I thought.  Usually glass houses reference the phrase, ‘Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.'  Using ancient tools for modern living, however, we begin to walk more transparently and honestly in the world, as luminous warriors with no enemies in this lifetime or the next, and we gain the awareness that people who walk with transparency need not throw stones at all.  

When we’re walking really 'clean' in the world, owning our shadow places and defusing our triggers,  we no longer need to project our unworthiness, our not 'enoughisms' onto others.  We become, as Alberto Villoldo teaches, so illuminated that we no longer cast a shadow.  We become perfect mirrors for others, without projecting our own baggage onto them.  We gain the ability to see our friends, our lovers, our family members at their essence, and hold that space for their becoming.

This time period offers each of us this opportunity.  To walk, so filled with light, so aware of our own dark spaces, that we’ve excavated them, integrated them, and illuminated them, such that we evolve from homo sapiens-ship into homo luminosity.

To expand further, what then happens, is downright time-space-contiuum warpy in the most magnificent way.  If someone were to throw a stone at a luminous "glass house", time and space would actually bend around the object.  Imagine a cartoon, where a stone is thrown, and the glass alchemizes from solid form into air, and simply opens and allow the stone to pass through and out, and then closes again, and becomes solid.  This is the alchemy that's available to us.

So, although the phrase, 'Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me,' has alluded many of us, as the words have hurt.  They've hurt because they've touched an old wound, and crashed into the wound's wall and lodged inside its pain.  If instead, we become as alchemical as the sun, able to transform from liquid to solid to gas, allowing ourselves to reorganize around the newness of luminosity, there's no place to which the stones stick.  This is the power of our Illumination practices.  The power to unhook the velcro loops of our his-stories, our her-stories, and begin anew.  Illuminated.

If you haven't yet experienced this, and would like to, call a Four Winds practitioner today.  If you feel called to work with me, email me at or fill out the form submission on the home page  I'd love to support your luminous wellness journey.

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