I have been told I was too little, that I would get hurt, and it was foretold that I’d die young anyway. I was told my ideals of the world were antiquated for this time. I took these words in, then decided – quite consciously – that I could do anything as long as I lived true to who I am. I have learned to dance with fear and ask for help when my limitations appear, and I have found… I am enough. When I have low energy, I am to replenish, and I am all I need to be. Determination motivates us to live life fully.
Discovery of personal connection is accompanied by feelings of hope and self assurance. We can tap a vast reservoir of support, energy and innate skill as we believe we have earned these attributes.
We learn to stand for who we are and acknowledge we count in our own lives. We break the hold that soul sickness has held upon us, and we make meaningful choices, even when uncomfortable.
I began counseling womyn in 1972 as a teaching assistant, learning how to navigate the world contemporary, and finally returning to my own brand of eco-psychology.
As I returned to the medicine wheel cosmology, I looked at where I had gone astray. At first, this thought was almost impossible for me to conceive. However, in time, with many discussions with friends, examinations of my actions and my disclosure of my time in darkness, I realized that I loved my life – steeped in ritual and spirituality – and people, especially Toho'ma, my wife.
Both of us live our life in conceptions about working in a state of non-ordinary reality, showing us why our work is so well partnered. We navigate the understanding of what we need from life, as well as from one another, and certainly relay a strong sense of identity and self knowing.
We've suffered abuse at our own thoughts. We have felt ashamed and embarrassed about needing help. We have kept our true feeling secret because we feared others would not approve, or because we did not approve. We blamed ourselves and critized others, or imposed perfection as the standard measurement of life success. Now, we wonder, was it all a dream?!
In being true to our connection, life has become playful and fun, and permeates us to tune into deeper, more truthful parts of destiny. Life is fulfiling – even in its challenges – a joyous moment, an integral connection of hearts, expressing ourselves as naturally as the birds greeting the morning sun. Life is not forced, nor controlled. Life is becoming more aware, and reality what we choose to make it.
We are the total statement. What we are is our statement that energiezes our movement in totality.
We are enriched by life-affirming ways – and live well.
Follow your determination, talent and self-esteem and make healthy choices. Tap into the vitality hidden in the things you love. As you are who you are, as you do what is true to you, you unlock a supernatural power within you. You are involved.
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