Tag: Reflections

No Matter What

Reflections February 15, 2018

Healing deeply meant finding a way to reach in to parts of Self — where it would have been easier not to. It meant reaching a place where surface responses and insights were no longer an option.

It meant becoming humble enough to reach into the unknown space within my own heart for guidance in each moment with the resolve to find my way and remain there and in a world finding it’s own heart again — no matter what.

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All That Was Unhealed

Reflections February 8, 2018

Healing deeply was a little different than I had first expected it to be. I had to learn to hold and let go of all the pieces of my heart.

I learned to reach for my own inner healer — listening  beyond stories and thought — holding space for all that was unhealed in me — respecting the tenderness, authentic beauty, compassion and peace I found there that couldn’t have been taught.

I began to notice all the ways I had tried to reach this place that had actually taken me in the opposite direction. Instead of trying so hard to work out the stories in my mind, I learned to be in my heart — where unresolved pieces turned into pieces of art and honored wisdom. Whatever was needed began to unfold a little more gracefully from there.

Whatever Remained

Reflections February 3, 2018

One day I realized the peace I felt had come out of the quiet moments, the insights that came that couldn’t be shared or explained. It had come out of whatever remained of the grief of being within a separate self and the grace of having found my way back to my whole heart.

It was the non-verbal kind of feeling my way through life that had saved me. It was the wisdom beyond stories and questions and answers I found in the silent spaces within that nothing else could reach.

It came out of the willingness to wait forever for words to form and outer forms to match the love I knew in my heart.

With a Hint of Grace

Prayer Cards, Reflections January 2, 2018

There was peace in the delicate way I learned to hold all thoughts and emotions and find my way through challenges — not alone, but with a hint of inner grace and trust I hadn’t known before.

I had gained a respect for the sacred journey back to our hearts. Tender places where old wounds lived reminded me of where I had been and the purity of love able to reach through dark places. The intensity of this love remained and softened the need for such extreme contrast.

A Path I Couldn’t See

Prayer Cards, Reflections December 30, 2017

There were times when the most loving thing I could do was to let go of all the pieces I had been trying to fit together. I learned to toss it all and trust the right pieces to come back down in each moment.

I learned to trust the part of me that could hold and let go of all of my experiencs. I liked the tenderness of subtle insights and the feeling of connection so much that I was willing to risk taking a path I couldn’t see.

Remembrance

Remembrance May 21, 2017

There was

a settling back in

to what had been

carefully​ hidden.

The longing

to be some place

other than

that moment

was transformed into

a delicate embrace

and remembrance

of my own true

essence.

There was a knowing

that shifting

would continue

and that it would

have to come

out of this

space.

Right Here

From A Quiet Prayer October 20, 2016

There was something

very beautiful

in the coming together,

in realizing I didn’t need

to have all of the pieces

on my own.

It was humbling

to seek

and to feel

a living life –

this sacred, magical life

I had known

as a child

and let go of too soon

because it didn’t match

the interpretations

around me.

And so I continue on,

having been touched deeply

by everyday people

and experiences

and found

that missing something,

longed for

for too long —

right here,

in our own hearts

and in front of us.

In Faith

Reflections September 20, 2016

I vowed to continue on —

to take each step

in faith,

rooted firmly

in my heart,

unattached to the need

for outer relief —

holding my ground

in all situtions —

not always quiet,

not needing

to be right

or good enough

or even noticed —

simply playing my part

as it unfolded.

And there was

a beautiful silence

within my heart

I wouldn’t ever try

to fill again.