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Death in Paradise

I’ll let you in on a secret. When I am in deep grief I often watch murder mysteries. This past week I have been watching Death in Paradise, a show on British TV. I know this may seem strange especially if you know me. I am such a wimp when it comes to scary movies. I don’t don't do scary movies. I don't understand why people would pay someone to scare them. I know too many people who have scared me for free, lol. As a matter of fact I can’t even watch the actual murder happen on these shows. I fast forward past the murder part and start watching as the detectives arrive and start to figure out what happened.

I think there is something, for me, in making the invisible visible. There is something about seeing death and then by the end of the show seeing them figured out how the murder happened and who did it. In these shows I get to witness my own process of death and rebirth. When something in me dies, there is a process of me figuring out what happened and what role I played in it, and then opening to what's next. Opening to new life.

These shows provide a way for me to bypass my rational brain and step into the archetypal process of the life/death/life cycle. By the end of the show I am usually in tears releasing whatever in me needs to be released. They are medicine for me.

This world provides everything we need for our healing but it requires that we learn the language of symbols. Because symbols are the language of spirit. Healing isn’t just an emotional journey but a spiritual one as well.


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