what is true… allowing it

Dear Soul of Fluidity,

The thing that doesn’t kill you…
won’t kill you.

It’s hard to believe when it feels like too much.

And sure, you can resist it.
The thing that feels like too much.

You can resist
crying, or laughing;
letting go, or holding on;
forgiving, or being forgiven;
loving, them… or yourself;
accepting help;
admitting need;
owning your part;
dropping the shame;
feeling all of it.

In all of us there is a thing… or things, many things, that come our way. Things that won’t physically harm us with malicious intent. Things that don’t threaten the soul. Things that happen that we cannot control—circumstances beyond our control.

Those things that if we allowed them, wouldn’t kill us.

Sweet soul, that thing you’re resisting is a beach ball under water. It is constant pressure and struggle to keep it down. All of it down, below the surface. And we hold that beach ball till it exhausts us. Saps the living light and energy away.

But what if you let it go?

What would happen?

What’s the absolute very worst thing?

Yes you might feel the pain. Or feel foolish. Or humbled onto your knees. Or out of control (for a moment). Yes, you might feel a lot of stuff. But the deal Sweet Soul, is that you are now free.

Released to
Doggy Paddle;
Float; or
Stand in the water with your feet firmly on the bottom.

You can become open, aware, and present.
Something you could have never done while holding down that beach ball.

Releasing the thing you’ve been holding back, allowing the circumstance you can’t control, is a thing we are asked to do over and over again. And for good reason.

When you release, you become light and fluid.
No matter how you look at it you become free.
Free to find a future and a hope.

Sweet Soul, consider where you need fluidity.
In the places of resistance…let it go.
Allow it to come.
Whatever “it” is.
Allow it so you can begin to feel the release.

My hope is that one day these Truth Cards will come to good use. Eventually I’d like to publish them with proceeds benefiting TWLOHA (because I think what they do is so very important). I have no idea how that will work, but it is a wish. For now they are my gift to you. So without further ado, here is your Truth Card to print. I’m offering one each week, collect them all and you’ll have a beautiful set of 52 cards. Simply click on the card (which takes you to my Flickr set) and download and print. I have my Truth Cards on a small easel. They look best printed 5″ x 5″. You are free to give them to others, in fact it would be a huge honor if you did. I just ask that you do not remove the copyright info. This is an honor system, I honor you, you honor me.   n♥JOY!

Embracing Your Creative WholeHearted Life™
Artist ~ Teacher ~ Dreamer ~ Believer (in you…in the GOoDness)
Life Coach: MS, CLC, PCC ~~~ Creativity Coach: KMCC, CCA, Art4Healing®
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4 thoughts on “what is true… allowing it

  1. Dear Sherry,

    I wish I was where you are right now, or the other way around. My husband is going away for five days, and already I feel so lonely and almost scared. I hate being alone. Especially at night. No offense, but having three cats around me is hardly the best company when you need someone to talk to. I hate being alone.

    • Oh Peggy – that is hard. And allowing yourself to feel sad is absolutely okay. But on the other hand – fear, it’s not something you wish to “allow” – right? It seems to rarely do any good – unless it motivates us to do something. Like seek out a friend, or get help, or something of the like. I hope in your time alone, you find ways to treasure it (and your cats – love me some cats). Or connect with friends, or catch up on all the movies you’ve been meaning to see, but just didn’t get around to it. Filling the time is a really good thing. xoxo

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