that when i am surrendered i have space to notice rather than fight
when i stop struggling against the shoulds and the outtas and the wounds
i can see what makes them
i can see the cause
i can see whether i am wounding myself using the ropes tied by others...
and this morning i realised that often i am...
i was at drop off at school struggling against a percieved slight when i remembered surrender
and in my mind i just stepped off the mouse wheel
and my footsteps slowed
and my body softened
and i realised i had no idea what was going on for that other person
and how i appear to them is none of my business
do i approve of myself?
(a whispered yes)
am i acting from a good place?
am i worthy of kindness
a stronger yes (the fact that this is my current affirmation may help)
and i felt that tension and harshness leave my body
and i felt love pour in
and it really is as simple as that
so here is my checklist
1. be aware
4. check in with yourself
5. let the love come in
it really feels as easy as that... and i think the reason is that the secret nature of the Universe is love. God/Goddess/All that Is is truely Love broader and deeper and stronger than anything we can imagine and so when we soften and we truely allow that to come in we see that is all there really is... Love
Sometimes it is damaged and has prickly edges. Sometimes we don't open to it enough.
The colour of the sky *the ocean * Elizabeth and Maeve * people who reach beyond the ordinary * genuine generosity *good food * watching things grow * the miracle of birth *a woman's power *tenderness in all its forms * the cycle of life * courage * people with a sense of fun * compassion * beautiful jewellery * art that is made from the heart - without a view to the purchaser or the market but made because it has to come *Clarissa Pincola Estes * grace
LIKE SANDS THROUGH THE HOURGLASS THESE ARE MORETHINGSTHATITHINK
i welcome you with warmth and love to the thoughts that grab me .... and the way they come out of my fingers when i make the time in my day as a mother and artist and poodle walker to write them down.....