This Week’s Quotation:

As the session continued, I realized that I was in the middle of a full-scale meltdown of the heart. It had become an impromptu community of deep love, and, in the middle of that love, their hearts were exposed, and they were healing. They were loving one another into wholeness, and they were letting me in. I was a part of that community.

Becoming a Sun p. 27

A Full-Scale Meltdown of the Heart

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Have you ever had an experience like that? I hope so.

This excerpt from my book is from a chapter that tells the story of a weekend workshop I held in Nagano, Japan. It was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.

Of course, we can’t spend our whole lives in a full-scale meltdown. And I imagine it would be impossible to go through life like that. But if it never happens for us, love never gets all the way in. Parts of our emotional body grow cold and freeze. Our life stops flowing.

I just completed a 4-day workshop based on my book, Becoming a Sun, at Sunrise Ranch, facilitated by Keahi Ewa and me. It was the first such workshop we’ve held since 2019, due to the pandemic. 

In its own way, this, too, was a meltdown of the heart. In my own experience, I found myself revisiting regions of my soul that needed the light of day shed upon them and the warmth of the sun to melt them.

I also had the exquisite experience of being a witness to other people’s opening and emergence. I got to see their spirits as unique beings come forth. And as I did, I felt an almost overwhelmingly intense love for them.

I suppose that is one of the high privileges of being a facilitator or teacher. But doesn’t something tell you that all of life is supposed to be like that? Full of opportunities to see each other express the depth of who we are? And full of intense love for each other as that happens?

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

3 Responses

  1. Thanks, David. As I look around my world I see a lot of hearts melting, including mine. It seems that serious challenges bring us back to each other, soul to soul, heart to heart where huge melting can occur. It is a beautiful thing to feel and watch a melting heart!

  2. You describe what we have called a “mystical experience.” It happens when our mind and heart melt into the love at the core of our being, often triggered by the love we’re giving to and receiving from people around us. How beautiful and fulfilling!

  3. Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light.
    Becoming a Sun is an absolutely amazing program – I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to have taken it – and will take it again in the future – I think the reminders it entails and helps us fulfill in ourselves – is a gift.

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