Once during a period that I thought was so dark I’d never get over it, I heard these words: “This is not the end. It’s the beginning.”
And it was.
~ Marianne Williamson
The Age of Miracles
Sprinkled throughout this website are posts about low moments and how to get through them, spiritually and emotionally. Having been laid low myself I have a special empathy for those of you going through turmoil. I know how encompassing it can be.
I also know how freeing it can be.
What does something catastrophic in our lives ask of us?
It asks this: Who do you desire to be now?
Crazy silly besotted love asks us the same thing!
I know because I’ve been asking that for almost two decades now with my lover woman wife.
The answer there is easy — I want to be my best, most alive self — for me, for my adored partner.
Parental love, the same thing. When I answer who I want to be as a parent, it is always and forever a guide with an enlarged heart. And even more enlarged ears! . . . The better to truly hear my son. I want to be the largest version of me I can be.
The same question is true in every experience:
Who do you want to be?
In turmoil it’s the last question you want to answer because you’re already dealing with so much crap you feel you’re going to smother-drown.
Yet when you do answer, clarity comes. A kind of peace too. Not surprisingly, a way to engage the turmoil presents itself.
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