Celebrate Thresholds #100sharesproject 49/100

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“A messy start is simply a messy start, not a failure.”

Monday 6 June 2016

49/100

Have been leaning into the lessons found in working with a little mess.  I’ve been learning new things and activating projects.  Some days it gets a little chaotic.
It’s amazing how easily I can turn on myself instead of being kind to myself.  I’ve been examining the expectations that I set and the language that I use when I’m approaching a threshold and/or feeling uncomfortable with lack of mastery.  The truth is, I would never talk to a friend the way that I talk to my self some days.  I’m learning to open up these spaces for more grace.
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Thresholds and emotions give us valuable data about the beliefs and behaviors that are calling for attention.  The places in our lives that  we need to courageously examine.
May you receive treasured information as you find the end of yourself.  May you be filled with gracious space in the turn around time.   May you celebrate the threshold.  Rumi says it beautifully:
I must have been incredibly simple or drunk or insane

to sneak into my own house and steal money,
to climb over the fence and take my own vegetables.
But no more. I’ve gotten free of that ignorant fist
that was pinching and twisting my secret self.
The universe and the light of the stars come through me.
I am the crescent moon put up
over the gate to the festival.
~ Rumi
BE in your life,
Betsy
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I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.   And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.
  • Kathy Mercure

    I loves me some Rumi! He is eminently quotable!

    • yes, to words that crack open our heart and pour in validation, hope and beauty.

      • Kathy Mercure

        There is something special about Rumi (for me at least)… It’s amazes me that he isn’t living in modern times. How could someone born hundreds of years ago understand modern time? I guess the human condition has just always been…