I’ve been holding love a little tighter lately, picking flowers everywhere I go and pressing them into blank pages to remember the smells here and there and how the hum of bees vibrated through the earth underneath my bare feet. Someday I’ll read petals instead of words and know what all of this means.
A SPACE TO SHARE // Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time in a quiet place feeling the heaviness of the things that have silenced me. Not bitter about the things, but rather opening my ears to meet the reasons why I feel like I’m not being truly heard, truly seen, or truly understood. I have felt like there is a wall that stops me from being my truth. It took me a while to recognize the ways I was holding back and I don’t want to carry those bricks around anymore. I felt so defeated by the walls stopping all of us, and now I see how I was stacking my own bricks relaying partial truths to ears and eyes that I felt were only receiving enough detail to think of the next rebuttal or to hold their position firmly while refusing all others. And rather than asking honest, open questions to understand how they arrived to that position, I shut down. I can say with near-certainty I am not the only one. I want to be all of me and nothing less. I want that for you too. I want to know you. I want to share personal stories about how we came to the places we are at in this present moment rather than announcing/explaining/defending where we stand and shutting off. I want to create a space where we can speak our truth and listen receptively to the truth of others. I want to hear you and hold you wherever you are in this moment. SO, this space is for YOU and anything you want to say or share—a thought; a poem; a ramble; something that’s been on your mind; a secret; a fear; what you ate for breakfast—and your words will simply sit in the space between us in full view of everyone. The only rule is that you don’t hold back because of how it may affect the listener, and it does not matter if the listener will understand right away what you are trying to say. Here, all that matters is we will agree to hold each other in a space where the soul feels safe enough to speak its truth, and we feel safe enough to become receptive of that truth for our own selves. I wholeheartedly believe we can learn so much about ourselves and common bonds through sharing the details of our human journey. For today or whenever, I am putting an open space right here. We are all listening to your magic. 🌼