I drive towards him, he is far away, but not too far.
I have thought of this for years, how to do it, to feel it, to say it, to make it true. He has waited for me to be ready, seeing things for what they were, that which they are no more.
I see many things on my way. The End part 1, myself on another timeline, my teacher, myself as I am now.
The thought of this moment, the proposition, has almost made it too much. If I didn’t know what it meant to say thankyou and goodbye while I still could.
My journey is over, I am here. I can feel a gentle protection surrounding me as I deliver my message, It is simple “Everything I am is because of you as much as it is because of me, thank you, I am thriving, I am happy.”
The genuine forgiveness lifts a burden from my heart, my body and my soul. I am light and free. Something beyond my understanding has happened, a handshake in the stars, an embrace in infinity, a truth acknowledged.
Is this what it feels like to speak your truth with compassion?
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About the Curator: Erin Murray
Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years. After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others. Seeking change from the feelings and behaviours which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that. Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out. Learning about faith (not religion:-)), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.
25 September 2018
Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are Thievery Corporation, often working with other artists to produce the dream for the song into reality, in this case the vocals are by Emiliana Torrini…
4 September 2018
Carry Your Kin by The Breath appeared on the album of the same name in 2016. I have chosen the acoustic version, featured on the Carry Your Kin Acoustic EP. Ríoghnach Connolly sings with an old world patience, accompanied by Stuart McCallum on guitar. This is clean, crisp and very special…
27 August 2018
How does wisdom come to us? How do we become, wise?
We are so many versions of ourselves in a lifetime. Can we see each version and honour it, thank it and move on? Knowing that each version brought us to here and now, knowing that we did the best we could at the time, and if we didn’t we learnt from it…