Allow yourself to fall apart, just for a moment. Call on the seen and unseen ones to bear witness and hold you as you fall to the ground. Ask the moon to help you, or a tree, a friend, a lover, a deer, an owl, or the mud of the earth. There is guidance everywhere. Attune to the vision as it erupts within and around you.
Waves of homelessness, despair, and heartbreak: touch them, give them a home, prove sanctuary and safe passage for the broken pieces to unfold and illuminate. For they, too, are filled with light. The presence of sadness is not evidence that something is wrong with you. It does not mean you've failed, or lacking in faith, trust, or gratitude. It doesn't mean you need to meditate better, become better at staying in the present moment, manifest the opposite of sadness, or that you are lost. It means you are alive. Welcome.
Sadness is not something you need to fix, cure, or transform. It need not be healed, but held. You need not shift sadness into some higher state or apply teachings so that it will yield into something else. For it is complete and pure on its own. You need not pathologies your sadness or fall into the spell of a world that has abandoned the tender gold buried inside your body.
Stay close and surround it with curiosity, presence, and warmth. With the fire of awareness and with the ally of your breath, descend underneath the story of the sadness and into the crucible. Go on a journey into the core of the feeling, the sensations, the images and the raw, shaky life that is longing to be held. And listen.
It is by way of this journey that sadness will be revealed to be what it is, a secret wisdom- guide and bridge into the universal heart, come to remind us of something we've forgotten in a world that has gone a bit mad. "