I was feeling devastated, scared, panicked, imprisoned and so alone. While I loved being pregnant, carrying life, birthing, what came after scared me to death. I have since learned one of the most important credos a woman carrying a child and a mother can follow: mother the mother within.
Recently, in Australia I had someone stop and ask me if I was lost and asked was there someone they could call for me! I love humanity and people who care.
It is good to remember the ones who came before you, and stood by you through thick and thin. Remember to give gratitude and thanks to those who deserve it.
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
― Audre Lorde
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
This year it became clear to me that living in America, I am celebrating a bigger concept: choice, voice, and freedom. Three important words that if taken away would make my world, and the world around us all, the world we all share and live in, something very different.
The “now” is where laws evolve in one universe, and the future is open to unknowable novelty. I am not sure how I can make time and “now” fundamental, but I do know I can make better use of my time. It helps a lot when I perceive one universe, and see the future as open to unknowable novelty.
My mom and dad instilled in me a profound desire to love and express love, to be kind and to do better every day. They taught me to live and dream, and to connect beyond my family of origin and include the spiritual family of humanity. Today I close my eyes and give them thanks for my life and I can hear their words and feel in my heart, “It’s going to be okay honey, do what you need to do, believe in yourself, and believe in love.”