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Simply Me

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I’ve learned that I will always be a little too much to some people.

Too soft, too hard, too innocent, too powerful, not enough or too many rough edges…always something.

I may even be told to be quiet, to not bother getting involved, to just relax and not say anything, to not make waves. 

But I’ll continue as I am. I’ll apologize for the mistakes I make and for hurting people unintentionally, because that is who I am. If I apologize for being me – I’m allowing the spectators to douse my fire with their criticisms.

I can handle the discomfort of standing out, but not of cowering in shadows.  

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.  Lao Tzu


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Set Fire To Your Old Self

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Durga – Invincible, Radiant, Powerful, Supreme, Divinely Feminine and Destroyer of Demons

Dear Old Self,

I’ve set fire to you – destroying the old demons – you’re not needed here anymore.

Making way for change and grace. A choice to grow and be strong. 

The New Self is like that – destroying all that isn’t needed to create a powerful, loving, supreme woman. A woman who is going to make a difference in the world. 

It isn’t enough to connect with my soul’s deepest desires. I have to act. My choices have to align with my desires or I risk it becoming a daydream that never unfolds into precious reality.

It isn’t enough that I know my yearnings, I must fully live the life that I know only I can.

True revolution comes from true revulsion; when things get bad enough, the kitten will kill the lion. Charles Bukowski

Evolving Into Greatness

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Everyone has greatness in them. There is nothing humble about shrinking small so that others around you can feel bigger. 

Believe in yourself and in the power of who you can be.

Love yourself for the person you are now. 

Shed the old. Allow the new to embrace you. Evolve. 

Whatever you want to be or to do – do it today. There are so many tomorrows for everything else. 

You’ll never know your strength until you face your greatest weakness – and your only choice is to be strong. 

Dancing the Flame

When compassion fills my heart, 
free from all desire, 
I sit quietly like the earth. 
My silent cry echoes like thunder 
throughout the universe.

Rumi

Walk Through Fire

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“Too often the people complain that they have done nothing with their
lives and then they wait for somebody to tell them that this isn’t so.” 

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

Charles Bukowski

When fear shows up, it’s a good thing – embrace it. It never shows up when you’re playing it safe. Jump in with both feet – adventures await. So take risks.

Put down the burden of your aloneness.

Taste the ashes of emptiness on your tongue.  Know that if you let it, you can taste sweetness just as easily.

Spend time letting go – once and for all. 

Are you capable of easing into the conversation that awaits you?

The stairs can take you up. The doors are ready to open.

Courage will be your wholehearted participation in life. 

Don’t think this life is meant to be lived alone. 

Just stand still long enough for spirit to find you.

Alis Volat Propriis – She Flies With Her Own Wings

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It hasn’t always been easy, has it?

The ebb and flow of life. Feeling like more ebb than flow. 

The fickleness of love – given or received. 

The spiritual cuts and bruises. 

We all fall, but it’s in the rising that we conquer the dark beast. 

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The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice –
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do –
determined to save
the only life you could save.
 Mary Oliver 
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