Every harlot was a virgin once. ~ William Blake
Everything changes, letting go is the only way.
I’ve been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could’ve been.
I’ve been wallowing in my own chaotic
And insecure delusions.
I wanna feel the change consume me,
Feel the outside turning in.
I wanna feel the metamorphosis and
Cleansing I’ve endured within
~ Tool 46 &2
I can feel it. Mostly in the lack of things that were here before…and in the warmth that has replaced them.
I can control time, speed it up to get through the unpleasant, slow it down to savor the bliss. I have the blessing of not noticing the unpleasantness around me until it is time to get out of harm’s way…or just not at all.
It has been years since I had soul crushing panic attacks that would rob my breath and sanity and cause me to feel as though I would never be happy again. My limbs used to solidify into deadwood. No more. I am rooted in the ground and branch out to the sky collecting sunshine and rain.
I have succumbed to baby backslides now and again, but I accept them…learn from them and find great satisfaction in conquering them.
I’ve looked inside myself and found grace, peace, strength, bravery and love.
I know I must allow the universe to unfold as it will.
My responsibility is to think happy thoughts, work hard and follow my gut towards my desires.
I know I can only control my actions and my reactions to the actions of others.
I no longer feel the need to cloister myself in the nunneries of dry, sexless, loveless, passionless relationships.
Hiding my potential behind men who were never worthy or enough, just to justify my feelings of being unworthy and never enough.
I have freed myself from those prisons and somehow I feel my eyes are still adjusting to the light.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. ~ Buddha
I do revel and rejoice in my victories over myself, no matter how small.
I cannot seem to shake this feeling of unworthiness, but it is lighter than before.
I am no longer crushed under the weight of it but I am still dragging it around.
Still laying my boots to long expired equines on occasion.
Past dictates that no matter how hard a hold of my heart someone once had I can learn to let go, or at least adapt and maneuver in the parameters given.
My heart is currently bound to someone worthy. I am working at becoming worthy back.
And regardless of outcome, that will be mine to keep.
The relationships I find myself cultivating in my present life are passionate, lovely, satisfying and yet my past dictates that I still anticipate the alternate piece of footwear will succumb to gravity at some point. I’ll just go barefoot.
It’s true, everyone comes and goes. It’s my job to love them.
I am hand shy I have to stop flinching.
So shed your skin and let’s get started ~ Hunters & Collectors
I am working on it.
Digging in the dirt, find the places we got hurt. ~ Peter Gabriel
All due respect to the process, the earth has been turned enough now. Time to plant and start growing up.
Those who sow in sorrow, reap in joy. ~ William Blake
I sowed in sorrow for a long time.
Always pouring concrete over the gardens I had planted right before the seeds broke the soil, so they never saw light. Self-sabotage.
I constantly find myself marveling in how far I have come and reveling in how far I have to go.
Sometimes I wallow.
I have been alternately wallowing and skating by for years.
What have I done?
A much easier question to answer than ‘what do I do now?’
It is time to live, breathe, move and work with purpose.
I will suffer fools, gladly. But I can no longer beat them nor join them.
I have no enemies in this place. You are with me or you are inconsequential.
My past does not dictate my future. I have conquered everything that has happened to me up until now and I am still here, with more grace and strength because of my trials and tribulations. They haven’t made me what I am, I have.
The time has come to thrive instead of barely surviving.
I am no longer scared of my potential.
I suppose by sitting here waiting to find patience I am, in fact, being patient…