Age amplifies both your qualities and your shortcomings -- your qualities so they can shine, and your shortcomings so they can be healed.
-- Alan Cohen
This is 43...
I like it,
this getting older thing has been good to me.
There is a few more wrinkles, even some white hair sparkling in my curls here and there...
Over at A Picture book Life for storytelling this week Sadee posed this question: How do you live your best life in this moment, while still honouring the past?
Feels like such a timely question for me as I reflect over my 43 years...
and as I look at the woman I have become...
I am amazed
I am full of gratitude
and I am deeply rooted in who I am.
The road has offered many a land scape,
Some more beautiful then others
Yet each one relative to contributing to the woman
I am today...and the one I will become tomorrow.
How do I live, my best life, in this moment while honouring my past?
I choose to live my Truth and My truth can be found in this song that God herself hummed over me this past weekend as I dwelt in Silence...
Mighty are you, with wisdom from within
The ages are yours to speak of
In your hands you hold my Truth
When the time is right
You will set it free
You are a Wild Woman of The Wood
the Ocean is your Sister
and caresses your cheeks
She gives you the courage to return to the forest
again and again
walking the paths
finding the souls
bringing the Hope
My Light goes before you
My Love pours into you
Your spirit is wild
Just as I have meant it to be
You walk with the ancients
And your gifts are from Me
do not be afraid
Smell the earth
See the sky
Know that I am here in it all
The darkness of the forest
is nothing to fear my Daughter
I have armed you
Stitched into you armour,
made by my own hands
Trust me Daughter
|painting by Donna Smallenberg|
This song is not just for me...
it is for all women
for The Women of the Wood
The Sisters of the Seas
The Ladies of the Lands
is for us all
If ever there comes a time
when women of the world come together
purely and simply for the benefit of
it will be a force such as the world has never known
nineteenth-century British Poet and Phiosopher
This for me is living my best life, in this moment, while honouring my past...I can't wait to see whats next.
Love and Light