I am sharing some musings and responses to emails again. I collect bits and pieces I'm writing elsewhere and sharing here from time to time since people seem to enjoy that and have asked that I continue doing it. As before I've included links to old posts for more on similar topics below each little blurb. Here - from the last week:
The one, perhaps most foundational, thing I did was practice feeling what I was feeling. Since that was overwhelming and insane amounts of pain that meant 30 seconds at a time at first and slowly slowly practicing BEING WITH WHAT IS...what is was a ton of pain and agony...what is was a ton of fear keeping me from feeling the agony. The practice was to ALLOW. We need only to allow. This is it. This is reality. Allow it.
I’m mostly not blogging anymore, it’s true, but I do still jot down thoughts from time to time. I’m sharing a bunch of those thoughts from the last couple of months. I’ve included links in some of them where you might find more similar thoughts explored and collected here on the website. They are a loose sort of documentation of my process as it continues. Be well. Remember, healing is not a linear process! Love to you all.
We are not alone in this! and we support one another by committing to our own process (whatever it looks like) even if we say nothing publicly. Becoming ourselves and being true to ourselves is the work. What does that look like for you?
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