Lighthouse Tuesday

“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

I love the Cohen quote above because, to me, he speaks to the ways in which imperfection is key to illumination. The cracks are the imperfections that allow us to change and grow. Without our shortcomings, weaknesses, challenges, and failings we remain static. By letting the light in, we are brightening the shadow side of ourselves. When we are vulnerable and honest with ourselves by admitting where we fall short, light pours in.

What could be a lighthouse for you right now? What would allow you to accept the lamp light of insight? What imperfections can you lovingly acknowledge to yourself as an act of forwarding your momentum for personal growth?

About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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