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Blossom!

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This is a journal entry created right after I fled an abusive marriage. I read it over and over to help me take the risks I needed to be safe. It wasn’t easy to leave love and security. Yet, the pain of the abuse became greater than both. The day came. Even if it meant being homeless.

May I offer you a simple practice to help you discover any possible “tight bud” where you may need to exchange a comfort zone for the journey to blossom.
Or maybe you just did. Either way, this Embodied Ritual is for.

If I can take the risks so can you.*

Place your hands on your heart.
Breathe in for four.
Breathe out for four.
Repeat.
Check in with your body. What emotions are there? Fear, anxiety, sorrow?
Keep listening to your BODY.
Pay attention to your feelings.
Everything your feeling belongs to you.
For now, begin to accept all your feelings.
Write them down if you choose. {keeping a journal is useful}
Say to yourself.
“All my feelings belong to me.
I will listen to their Truth.”
When you feel you have embodied these words bow to yourself in gratitude.
Love YeYe

*{special note- if it is abuse you are experiencing call a Domestic Violence hotline for support. There are ways to stay safe.}

Inspirational quote’

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This is the quote I added to the meditative background.
Dwelling in the present moment allows us to see beauty we may not
have noticed if we are thinking too much about the past.

Sharon Salzberg, a meditation teacher even says in her book Faith┬áthat”just as the world is breathing,the pain is breathing. It’s inhaling and exhaling and there is space between.”

I thought this quote fits since the original art-as-meditation was done with the breath.Inhale we painted. Exhale we painted.
The space between is the present.