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.