It can happen all of a sudden, that feeling, heavy, dense, overwhelmed. It is easy to think that, that feeling is you. It’s not you. It is a culmination of things that have happened in your life, locked up emotions, limiting beliefs, memories stuck somewhere, pain. The more we believe that these things are us, the more we believe we are limited, anchored, the more we feed this feeling.
We feed it by avoiding ourselves, avoiding dealing with our pain, to find our way through it, and onto the other side. The thought or anticipation of dealing with our stuff, can be enough to find any reason not to. What could be more important to ourselves and those we love, than to be happy, healthy and successful in a way that is meaningful to us? How do we begin to believe, to believe that we can be more than our stuff? We use everything we have, we close our eyes and we imagine, we imagine how it would feel to be different, to not feel sad, angry, hurt, or less than. We do this until we can feel something different, and we practice feeling that feeling, it will lead us to it.
“But how do I change?” Says the little bear to the butterfly.
“You know how little bear, you know how to change, don’t you? Says the butterfly.
“No I don’t” says the little bear.
“Why, you change simply by being alive, it is your nature, your only purpose, just by looking around and following your nose”.
“Is it that easy to change Butterfly?”
“Oh yes little bear, trust me, I used to be a caterpillar”.
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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.