Embracing it all. At least doing my best to accept, be aware, and allow all the feelings to run through me - keeping the ones that lead me to growth - and letting go of the ones which no longer serve and heal me.
Every morning - I do the tree pose. I like this pose. I'll admit I don't like all the yoga poses. Downward do? Nay. But tree pose - yes I like. I breath in and breathe out and speak lovingly to myself. One of the things I say to myself is "I release thoughts, the past and worries like leaves and old branches on a tree." It feels good to say that. Because after that I say "I embrace the new growth, new healing, and new thoughts into my mind."
I'm almost at the end of my garage project. Okay, who am I kidding, this will always be an ongoing project. I'll go at it again, clearing and cleaning again. But it is pretty organized now. I would have liked to give you before and after pictures - but I just couldn't. I was embarrassed. There was so much stuff - so much clutter. I need to keep that private. But use your imagination if you like. And then imagine a cleaner, more organized space. It feels good.
I found this picture. I love this picture. I did a photo/modeling shoot for a friend. She had designed this dress and she wanted me to wear it for an evening. I walked around a huge circle along with other friends wearing her clothes for all to see. I was turning another direction. I felt it. I felt better about myself. I felt like I was more accepting of myself. I had lots more work to do ahead (I can see that now) - but when I see this picture - I remember thinking - I look good. It's rare when I look at picture and say that. So I'm showing this one off.
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I'm still doing my 7 day black and white photo challenge. So take a look on my blog. I'll be posting another picture later. What will I take a picture of? Hmmm....