I am taken by a calm of soul this morning. A peace which has eluded me for some time. So rare that I barely recognize it.
It penetrates my inner being through all layers of Self though it was born in an acceptance of that most base Self, the Shadow. That part that is child, artist, the voice of passion and impatience and arrogance and outrage and fear and shame and doubt.
I confronted it last night. Drew it from the depths. Acknowledged its fears. Gave it voice. Listened. Offered it compassion. Love. Then put it to rest because I am not my Shadow. He is just a part of me.
The calm I feel now is a jewel, a treasure of unimaginable value, it is Hope.
Not just Hope for myself but for you as well.
I know what it is you seek. You seek the life you never thought possible. The passion you’ve only read about. The commitment of heart and soul that you know exists but have never experienced. I know this because I seek it too and that is what gives me Hope. It means I am not alone. Neither are you.
Be willing to confront and embrace your Shadow, that inner voice that tries so hard to convince you that you are not worthy, that you will never receive the love you so desire, that your time will never come. It does this because it, too, wants and deserves your love, your affection, your attention, and, truly, your gratitude.
Listen to it. Treat it with the love you want in your life, and reassure it that it will never be alone because it is you. In loving and bringing compassion to that part of Self you love yourself and in loving yourself you keep Hope alive.
Have a blessed journey.
Love this, ✌️
Thank you, Tara <3
This, along with a few other reasons, is why I have Hope tattooed on the inside of my wrist. Hope is a very powerful word. I try to teach my clients this every day. 💜
Then you are a good teacher, Gretchen <3 <3
I certainly try. If something I say sticks with one person and helps them make a change, then I’ll consider myself successful!
Exactly the way I feel. Change can not occur on a large scale unless it begins on with ndividuals. Maybe I set my goals too high but it’s my intention to change the world… one person at a time 🙂
Setting goals that might be too high will just make you more determined. Finding true love; raising my kids to be kind hearted, non-judgmental, productive members of society; and trying to help heal the world of addiction … Those have been my life long goals. Those are what I’ve always hoped for. And I’m working my hardest to make sure that people know that I was here!