I have a long history with Johnny Cash. My Dad, a huge fan, liked to play his tracks, on repeat, for days at a time. The Saloon piano in the background, classic acoustic guitar, and that voice. Johnny Cash performs a cover of the Depeche Mode track, written by Martin Gore. This version forms part of his American IV: The Man Comes Around Album.
When you are sick of feeling like you have to drag yourself out of bed, like people don’t listen, or understand, or care. Like you are just going through the motions? You might be reaching a point, you might want to feel, different.
You don’t know how that is going to go, but it’s got to be better than this right? When you decide you are ready, to reach out, and find someone to help you heal, you will find them. Naturally drawn to what you need at the time, something will catch your eye or ear. You might see a sign in a window, an add in the paper, or start talking to someone at the bus stop. Intent is powerful.
No matter how hurt you are, you are not broken. You are reaching capacity, full of a lifetime of feelings. A feelings purpose is to be felt, and to teach us. As we learn we are safe when we feel, we can feel. We can move towards learning something, and then, the feeling will ease. Making way for feeling different. There is no timeframe on this. Like everything else in your life though, it begins when you do.
When you find your healer, weather it be Doctor, Sharman or in between, remember, your gut, instinct, intuition or heart, will always guide you through, even if it is all you have. You are not here to follow or be led, you are here to learn to lead yourself. If you are not learning how to do this, check in with your gut. Don’t let anyone tell you your truth.
Reach out and touch faith. People care.
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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 behaviors 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 religionJ), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.