Today as I've been journeying around many, many wonderful blogs, I've stumbled over several people who are struggling in one way or another and who have been prepared to share that in the arena of their blogs. Some of their stories, told very straightforwardly tho' they are, have made me gasp.
Some time ago now, a dear friend of mine was very unwell and we were all very afraid of what the outcome would be and she occupied my thoughts and wishes above all else. Fortunately her story had a happy ending. At this time, I was exploring the whole idea of creativity and was reading and working with the book 'The Power of Your Other Hand - A course in Channeling the Inner Wisdom of the Right Brain' by Lucia Capacchione. Simultaneously, I was experiencing terrible insomnia and would spend half the night wide awake listening to the ticking of the clock. In the early hours of one morning, I'd been reading the book, was thinking about my friend I wrote this (with my non-dominant hand). It didn't feel like it was me who'd written it. Felt like it came from somewhere (but not someone) other than myself. I sent it to my friend at the time and have since, sent it to one new friend in Blogdom. Most of the things I write hit the bottom of the bin, are under lock and key and certainly never see the light of day, or expose themselves to the Jokers & the Thieves (the critics and detractors). But this seems different and I write it here for all those people who are finding life difficult.
~ Take time to be with yourself
~ Do not ignore the small, quiet voice of your own self for it speaks to you with wisdom and understanding
~ Recognize the part of you which are unappealing - learn to love them, even so
~ Befriend yourself. Accept the unacceptable.
~ Find your voice and be unafraid to speak your truth
~ Acknowldege your pain, for it has helped shape you
~ Be assured that your lessons present themselves for a reason
~ Recognize your limitations, remaining willing always to extend yourself beyond them
~ Reach out your hand - do not avoid connection for you have much to offer
~ Reach out your hand - accept the gift of connection
~ Do not rush to pull yourself together - you remain you even when you fragment
~ Reorganize the pieces of yourself into a whole of your own making
~ Rid yourself of all admonishments
~ Be your very own best friend
~ Smile kindly down upon yourself
~ Remember to gaze heavenward in wonder
~ Dance barefoot in the dew
~ Welcome yourself with open arms and,
~ Drink deeply from the cup of life