Human Revolution June 7, 2012 by Shiva Rose I've been practicing Buddhism for over seventeen years now, and one of the basic tenants is that at some point in our lives we will have to undergo a complete overhaul of our selves, or as they say a Human Revolution. I thought I had my 'phoenix from the ashes moment' four and half years ago when my sixteen year marriage ended, but it seems it was I was just laying the groundwork for what i am going through today. My love and I broke up for good and the play I was supposed to do this summer vanished with him. For some reason the pain felt more searing and devastating this time around. Maybe it's like Chicken pox . . the older you get the worse off you are. Maybe it's like my friend said "it's more painful as we get older, because it's cumulative". Whatever the reasons it is dragging my ass to the spiritual altar, to therapy, to connect with friends, to unwillingly lose weight, to basically crack open my heart even wider than i ever thought possible. Yes I am blessed that i have health, healthy parents, wonderful children, and all those gifts but it still doesn't take a way the anguish of a broken heart. There are some things that help cushion you after the fall like flower remedies, good friends, books, elixirs, vocal exercises, healers, supplements, and more. This is after the first two weeks, because initially all one can do is walk about like a ghost. A friend of mine suggested i write only about the fabulous things in my life, but i feel you cannot have the light without the dark. After this stretch in the cave, i will be emerging strong,clear and whole. Literally shedding, cleansing, seeing the light on the other side. Have you had your Human Revolution yet? This week on The Local Rose we revisit Carly Margolis with a webisode, meet Dr.Harvey Karp, discover chicken coops and so much more. Keep your hearts open, compassionate and turn poison into medicine . . .