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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.}

Poetry Prompt

Let’s continue with the Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Poem by adding the second line.

Today my name is………………………….
{fill in the blank with your favorite color and favorite object.  You might want to add some other spicey words to describe the object.}

How people come from delight or the scars of damage to the comfort of a poem.
Mary Oliver