Inner Child Wisdom

Here’s something cool from my inner child. I was chatting with her last night in the bath, and wondered if anyone had ever loved her enough to ‘die for her’ (including me). She said, ‘that’s bullshit.’ Suddenly I felt the message loud and clear: Love yourself enough to be willing to LIVE for you! Really Live, with a capital L, out loud and completely! This gift of life we’ve been given is the most incredible gift imaginable, and the idea that it’s noble or an act of love to die for someone is part of the old distortions that we’re leaving behind. It’s not noble, and it’s not loving. It’s self-defeating because the real test is to thrive beyond the challenges and say, ‘check me Continue reading Inner Child Wisdom

I Looked in the Mirror and What did I see?

My friend Joy and I decided to do a blog exchange in July, and her only caveat was ‘something fun.’ So we decided on the idea of a date, time and instruction that we’d give each other, and write about what we learned from that moment. (I wrote this on 25 July, and as life would have it, we both became busy and the exchange didn’t happen. This post feels relevant right now, so I thought I’d share it.) Joy gave me the instructions: ‘July 11 at 11:11 am, look into the mirror.’ My initial response was resistance and a feeling of trepidation, but I set my alarm and when the date and time came, I looked in the mirror. I’d been cycling through some Continue reading I Looked in the Mirror and What did I see?