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June 15, 2006
Healing With Hurt
Using Your Pain To Help Others
Pain is a fact of being and one that permeates all of our lives to some degree. Since the hurt we feel may be a part of the experiences that have touched us most deeply, we are often loathe to let it go. It is frequently easier to keep our pain at our sides, where it acts as a shield that shelters us from others and gives us an identity-that of victim-from which we can draw bitter strength. However, pain's universality can also empower us to use our hurt to help others heal. Since no pain is any greater or more profound than any other, what you feel can give you the ability to help bring about the recovery of individuals whose hurts are both similar to and vastly different from your own. You can channel your pain into transformative and healing love that aids you in helping individuals on a one-to-one basis and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world. daily om

i have began to breath again. it took planning, rather hesitantly at first, to step out and met my friends whom i haven't seen in five years. i wasn't sure whether our spirits would recognize each other in the midst of such hurt between my friends who once were lovers. i believe though that love soothes the heart.

i loved walking in the streets of san fransisco without a car. staring at the shops in berklee and having so much organic this or the other. how do people afford to eat here though, is my question. i think i'd gotten sterilized in dallas to the drive thrus on each block and the roads populated with suvs and cars with big cap holders.

the little i saw of california felt like a world so different from the one i have been living. its not every day that you come across a lanky, white,dread locked speaking in a jamaican accent man preparing vegetarian food.

i feel deeply in my spirit that the week i spent in california has been a turning point to me. i have mentioned before how much i have wanted to bear a child. its interesting and rather strange that somehow this longing has dissipitated and reformed itself to a strong desire to be the woman i ought to be without the kid or husband to anchor to. & the synchrocity of the universe has been amazing to say the least. i keep meeting women at ross, or in the plane or at work who are single and in their 30s, or 40s or 50s, without children and/or husband and are ok with it.
i want to pay attention to all these. to what the universe implores to my spirit, to what my body is beckoning that i need to listen to and also to the communities that stir passion in me.

posted by nehanda at 9:53 PM


Blogger nubian said...

god i want a mohawk

4:39 PM  

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