More than ever I am coming to understand the expression “you are Love”. It has never been outside of you….that does not mean you remain isolated and only finding your strength inward. You can still lean on others and lift others up BUT the love…it is not external…it is in you and all around.
Let Go. Be Love.
Perhaps it is harder in the Winter to be single/alone/without a lover or tribe of friends? Yes I am stating the obvious but REMEMBER ~ nature would have us tucked in, warm, and resting. Nature would have us preparing to rejuvenated for the new Spring of life that is coming.
And Maybe even worse this cycle gets interrupted when there is big loss and mourning. Maybe we move into Winter mentally during the Spring because that is when the big loss happened. Then when Winter comes it feels like an extra long winter. So we find ourselves alone and reflecting for far too long and we crave that new season but it is not time. And we are resting and hibernating Alone….maybe not lonely but it can be a long Winter alone. Life does feel complicated when your dreams and visions get swept out from under your feet. Even if you are the one that swept your life out from under your own feet. It gets complicated and exhausting.
But maybe…just maybe it is so much harder in the Winter? And maybe this hard winter will be the hardest Winter of your life. And perhaps this new Spring coming will be the beginning of a life you never would have dreamed. Have HOPE my friends. I do…
~ always with love
This beauty really hit home when it came through my news feed on Facebook. I have this conversation often with one of my very good friends. I am intense and I am layered AND I scare the crap out of men. But it would be such a tragedy if I were to be any other way. Because this is where the golden nugget of all of us are. In our intensity is all of our gifts. We can not lay low and thrive. We can not stay quiet and bring light and love to others. Can you imagine if everybody kept their gifts hidden?
So I have decided I will continue to be the girl who always shows her light and always shows her shadows TOO soon. I will only change in that I will give back in a balanced way. Never putting too much energy into situations that are not a match. Not because others that don’t match are not worthy but because somebody out there will love me and need me exactly as I am.
You are worth it.
Will you be small and shrink? Will you be quiet and play safe? Will you pour yourself into something that fills you or will you pour yourself into something that drains you? Who will you be? Who were you when you were young? Were you filled with light, hope, love and faith? Will you be that? Will you bring her back and let her shine? We all get to choose you know. There is no excuse. No great story that exempts you from being all that you are including all of your shiny gifts.
Who will you be my love? I know its time for me to shine.
I wrote this before all of the whining of the past couple of posts. Healing and moving on is cyclical. So much happened since I wrote this BUT this – this is a part of the story and part of the journey and must go down on the page. Here it is:
You know I AM NOT GOING TO DO THIS….I am not….NOT, NOT, NOT ~ not writing out and revisiting the The Guilt project. Every day for another 30 days? FUCK IT.
I am sitting and reading over some of it. I did it. I wrote it. For 30 days I wrote and faced that ghost and those lingering doubts and negative thoughts….BUT I am not doing it again because…..I DON’T FEEL GUILTY. Maybe some days I will in moments but I am ready to go forward. I am HAPPY…I want to be HAPPY. That’s is ultimately why I left….why anybody leaves…..WE ALL just want to be happy. The one we choose to walk with has to fit…..and I am not talking about rainbows and fairly dust but it’s got to be GOOD more than its bad. It has to be the “soft place to fall”. IT has got to enrich and enliven. We were not THAT…we just were not…it doesn’t really matter why…IT JUST IS.
I am sitting writing this after having read day 6,7, and 8 and I want to close it AND so I will like this. I will rewrite the snippets that reveal the tipping point of letting Go and then you know what…I am letting go. Real style…like that poem…do you know it? She just let’s go and she doesn’t even announce it.
Okay, okay I failed on that part of “not announcing it” but nonetheless I LET GO. An entire life lays before me and I want to live it richly. His whole life lays before him and he gets to choose how he wants to live it. My responsibility is to my kids and they have made it Crazy ASS Clear when they say THIS ~ “We just want you to be happy mom.” And they don’t just say this in those words. The say it in a million different ways on a million different days and in context to every part of life including my future romantic prospects. THIS IS ALL THAT MATTERS – MY KIDS AND ME which also entails being an example of a human being who changes directions when she has tried everything she can to make something that’s not working work. I am sorry to him…sad that it did not work out BUT I will not carry it anymore. And don’t get me wrong…he matters too…he matters so much…always has and always will BUT HE HAS TO MAKE HIS CHOICES including his choice to find life balance and create a joyful life.
That is what I wrote over a week ago – before my computer crashed and before the incident that triggered first a lot of healthy love and then a lot of the anger resentment written in my most recent posts. So today……today I have my computer back and THIS is true… Fuck it and actually NO…I am not rewriting snippets. The book on forgiveness did say to keep telling your story but let it change. My story is morphing quickly and I will write some of the new story. Life is good…….life is beautiful ~ it is time.
Letting go is a journey worth travelling…….you can’t hang on forever but you can’t just release your grip in an instant. It is a process.
“Why did you choose to hide even though you were born to fly.” Supaman
Life is a gift. That is all we need to know.
Health. Love. Light.
Bright Gifts – USE THEM.
This is who I carry in my pocket. Seriously I do. She goes with me everywhere and she is my smiling Buddha. Yes it is the inner child thing but I have simplified it. She is the light, love and ease that I am. She is who I was before the world taught me who to be and how to be. I know that if I can find my way back to her I will not only be okay I will be better than okay and I will be amazing.
I wrote about her over a year ago and then she was just somebody I glimpsed now and then but I kid you not I bring her into my thoughts almost everyday. I can feel her smile and I can feel her love and I know that she knows everything that she needs to know. I see her almost everyday. I dug this up:
Isn’t she adorable?