I hurt my back the other day. Unloading the dishwasher, rather mundanely. Whatever way I twisted, in a nano-second, a pain shot up my back to unscrupulously take my breath away from me. In one grand gasp. Like a bolt of lightening, it brought me INstantly into that moment. This morning I realised something new about this pain.
What an invitation this pain is.
As much as I'd rather it wasn't there or would just leave me alone already.
The pain is truely inviting me IN~to my
I'm taking part in a letter series with Megan Macedo, founder of Be Yourself Marketing. She sent me a box of letters. Inside are neatly labelled envelopes for every day in November. It's called 'The word, the work and the truth of the matter'. Where she writes her more intimate musings. Each morning I open the day's letter, feeling that kind of 'it's my birthday!' tingly excitement. I allow Megan's words and message percolate throughout my day. The first letter is still per
I remember as a child how I used to gaze up at the sky wondering when the next star would explode and shoot across the darkened sky. I remember how I watched the thunderous rain falling in late summer, thinking the drops were like fairies going to a party! I remember climbing my favourite tree in our back garden. I'd climb up with a secret stash of snacks, as high as I could reach and to peer out over our house to the road beyond. Observing in wonder! I had endless time to
I hear him before I see him. His bellows echoing. Menacingly! As I walk tentatively, closer along the path, he comes into my view. I stop. A big brown hulk of an animal. A giant in this field of cows. One big bull making his presence known in a big way. Doing his work as he has been brought here to do. Sowing his seed compliantly. Noisily. Disturbing me and MY peace. And then I feel it. Rising rising. From my toes to my stomach to my finger tips to my cheeks. Raw hot fiery fe