Breaking Apart & Coming Undone

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ― Cynthia Occelli Broken. Battered. Confused. Lost and scared. No extra pennies to spare. Clutching the pain from the past.Continue reading “Breaking Apart & Coming Undone”

Learning to Fly

Soaring. Rising and falling gracefully, willingly with the up and downdrafts Osprey effortlessly float. Witness the fledgling you’ll have a different perspective. The large, young birds hold fast the mansion, while flapping furiously in the updrafts in their Aeries. Under parents’ watchful eyes, they take first flight. Fear is palpable. Until they let go, learning toContinue reading “Learning to Fly”

You Scare Me (in Reflection)

When we first met, you couldn’t see what I felt. You scared me. Painfully shy more often than not. I fear your rejection. Quietly, I often sit with first meetings. I fear your judgment. Waiting for you to show yourself. I fear making myself a fool. Forcing myself to speak from a script. I fearContinue reading “You Scare Me (in Reflection)”

A Path to Forgiveness

Broken. Battered. Confused. My lips still feel bruised. Discouraged. Undone. Vulnerable. I quiver in anger, disgust. Bony finger thrust at you. Heart mired in distrust. Hot Coals against you, leaving my hands blistered, burning. Grief floods my eyes. Sadness erupts, forever behind the molten anger, running like lava down my face. Searing. Seething. Smothering smokeContinue reading “A Path to Forgiveness”

Feeling Betrayed

It stings the eyes, it burns the chest. There is a disconnect when one feels betrayed. The moment comes when we feel that someone else did not honor us. Perhaps a boundary was overstepped, we were pushed too far. Or that the boundary was completely obliterated, as if it had never existed. I don’t knowContinue reading “Feeling Betrayed”

Self-Hatred is a Vicious Cycle

The more I have, the more I want. The more I want, the more money I need. The more money I need, the more I need to work. The more I work, the more I want to play. The more I play, the more I spend. The more I spend, the more I need toContinue reading “Self-Hatred is a Vicious Cycle”

The Elephant in the Room

The elephant in the room must be acknowledged before it can be asked to leave. Look at it.  See it.  It fills the space with its size. Open the door,  show it the way out. Then you can fill the room with all the thoughts you actually desire to be there. Namaste. Photo by TAW4 atContinue reading “The Elephant in the Room”

Loving the hurt

Like a skinned knee, the parts of us that hurt need love. Maybe the hurts are physical, maybe they are emotional. Maybe the parts that hurt are from our judgments, our thoughts, our misconceptions. While not easy to do, especially at first (or the first 358 times, it may seem), seeing that part of yourself thatContinue reading “Loving the hurt”

Shifting: Out of Focus

Neutral. Coasting. Sleeping. Dreaming. First alarm. Stop. Second alarm. Snooze. Then times two. Time check: 6:42 Feet hit ground. Time to start running. Inhale. Clutch, 1st gear, gas, go. Bathroom. Shower. Teeth. Time check: 7:02. Dress, scurry. Hurry. Rush the process. Push. Exhale. Clutch, 2nd gear, gas, go. Breakfast. “Kids, get your clothes on.” TimesContinue reading “Shifting: Out of Focus”

Riding the storm of anger

Seething. Searing. Threatening to take over. Vision narrowing. Volcano filling. Hot Coals, Lava and Earth, bursting forth. Unprotected skin scorched. Rubbed raw. Shattered nerves. Drawn, the last straw. Feeling trapped. Must run. Getaway, fast before damage done. “Be still now in body.” Flee to another room. Safe to allow the feelings to surface. Motion isContinue reading “Riding the storm of anger”

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