It is the eve of my birthday month. As I sip my morning cuppa, looking out onto the awakening of a new day…. I feel its promise, its possibility.
I look back on the month of January, at all the ways I allowed and did not allow more awakenings within me.
How will I embrace and celebrate birth within my personal new year.
How will I awaken more…. How will I open up to life more…..
In the awakening…. this is how I embrace remembering who I AM.
For 3 yrs now I have eagerly witnessed women bravely showing their authentic selves on social media. In doing so, they gave me constant permission to become more than what I thought was possible for myself.
I know firsthand how vulnerable it can feel to share a piece of writing from my heart, to post a pic of myself, to hit the publish button when I share a painting that sprang forth from inside of me. It is so easy to wonder what others will think, how one may be viewed. Yet…. it is the same act of vulnerablity and courage of other women, that moved me forward into moments of connection for myself. When I post and share, I am allowing others to see me and I am also seeing myself more clearly. You then see yourself in me especially if my words are reaching something inside of you.
This is the moment when true connection is birthed.
I was not always a mother. I am more than only Daniel and Joshua`s mom.
In the same way, my sons need to see more parts of me if they are to fully embrace permission within their own life. I wish to teach them the beauty of being brave with ones life.
I am deeply grateful to the women who show up and courageously show themselves, through their words, poems, photos, paintings and feelings.
You have been a gift to me.