Our grief, which by definition is deep sorrow over loss, is often compartmentalized. Even the deepest grief for the death of a loved can be confined to a few hours of public grief at a funeral home.
As long as we keep grief within those walls, it won’t swallow us whole. That’s what we think.
“What has to die is your refusal for things to die. Your refusal for things to end. If that dies life can be fed by that.” — Stephen Jenkenson, Orphan Wisdom School
A few years back, I found myself falling head-over-heals for a new man in town.
He was strikingly handsome, sensitive yet strong, and well attuned to the tones and shifts of my inner world. His sexy British accent melted me and his is dry humor sent me into stitches with laughter. I quickly opened my heart to him and felt ecstatic when he chose to enter.
With him in my life, I shined in full glow.
Then one horrible night . . . he turned around and walked right out . . .
Do you know who you really are? Your immediate response may be, “Yes, of course!”
Let me rephrase that: Beyond the surface, at the deepest level, who are you? It may be a question you’ve never asked yourself. Or it may be a question you’re avoiding with all your might.
Don’t you want know who you are underneath that stylish facade, before your morning commute, in the landscape of your dreams?
Woman, wake up! Wake up to your Wild Self. There is more to you than what you’ve been told, a wisdom not learned in books, a dance not taught in class, a call that whispers of your soul . . .
The Queen stands tall. She walks with grace. She embodies a powerful silence and stillness. She is humble, and leads with her heart.
The Queen is clear about what she desires. She does not seduce to attract attention, nor manipulate to get her way. She does not need validation or approval. She knows her worth, without being arrogant. And aspires to be authentic, even if she’s unpopular.
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