Posts Tagged ‘dark places’

Locks & Keys

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Maybe it is was because we had new doors fitted on Saturday, but when someone mentioned “locks” yesterday it got me thinking. Of course we expect doors to have locks and very useful they are too… as long as we also have a suitable key. The thing is locks can keep our precious things safe and allow us to control who comes into our private spaces. However, I’m sure I am not the only one to have mislaid or broken a key and then the lock becomes a barrier that is coming between us and something we need to access. Worst of all are those hidden locks on bits of us that we have buried and thrown away the key in the hope that we never have to face them again!

We all have some dark places and ‘bugaboos’ that we don’t wish to visit or deal with. It is perfectly appropriate to bury something and mark it “To be dealt with when I am strong / wise enough” or “For detailed attention on another day when I really have the time to deal with this properly” . Unfortunately like pirates and their treasure we often never come back to these buried ‘chests’ and we just carry them round as so much baggage, a bit like Jacob Marley’s ghost.

Perhaps today is a very good day from exploring those encumbrances and baggage and turning them into what they really are… buried treasure. These are bits of us, often the very best and delicate parts are part of us, and need reclaiming. Unlock them. Show them the light of day. Throw away that that key… you don’t need it any more. Good Luck.

“It’s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.” Bill Hicks

“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other.” Richard Bach