This Vajrasattva is the only thing I have left from my days as a Buddhist. I walked out just before I was supposed to take ordination. Realising that in this time the sacred journey takes place in ordinary life, in family, in our work... I kept Vajrasattva as he was a gift from a dear real friend, nothing to do with the group. I’ve added this rupa back to my shrine after many years as a reminder to myself that it is my own life that is lit from the sacred within, and that cannot be found through tribal or cultural membership of any kind. Freedom is the name of the game. Freedom to be whole, to take responsibility, to be here in the now, messy and humble, no longer somebody, but just myself with all things in being.
Love to you on this Sunday morning, may you live with awareness from your soul in this very moment.