It turns out that the thing that we protect the most and tuck it away..our vulnerability, is the path to healing. And it requires trust. In oneself… by knowing that we can handle the other person not responding in a way that we hope or expect. In the other, because they have shown vulnerability themselves.
Or, we have an in-the-body knowing (an intuition) that they have walked that little alley way while on their path which we are now walking. As I make myself vulnerable and open up, I find my own power. I reach a new level of trust within myself. And this opens me up for what I desire more than anything: connection–with myself and others.
We heal in relationships. We heal in connection to each other. Vulnerability cracks the door open. We may not get it the first time but we go for it.
As for me, I am pretty sure my guides and angels make this face once in a while as I figure it all out. Possibly, more often than that!