we sit side by side crisscross applesauce at the back of the room
i used to be a romantic she says as the smoke curls around her head
listening quietly i try not to swat at the smoke
understanding that this feeling that she is feeling just needs time and healing
i join her in her darkness with my tiny light
hold my hand i say
don’t start that goofy holistic shit says my dead hearted friend
this makes me laugh and she half smiles
hand still outstretched
she takes it
tears stream down her face as she ashes into the potted plants
holding hands we sit side by side crisscross applesauce at the back of the room
If it does not support your growth, cut that shit off.
Then identify and nurture what does.
Give thanks for both.
If it supports your growth, water it with love so that it will expand and expand and expand and expand…
I take that whole govern yourself accordingly shit seriously.
I know that my present moment responses will directly affect my future…
I move slower than my patience can handle sometimes – but I see the lesson in this too; I am building patience muscle.
My slow movement is so that I can give myself time to think and feel and then move deeper than those thoughts and feelings because inspired action infused with love comes from somewhere deeper- somewhere more in line with who God created us to be.
I know that it will get easier and more automatic to respond from a higher vibration place no matter who or what I encounter.
Govern yourself accordingly Tiffany and remember you are supported.
Connected and protected
The power of love is unmatched she says as she kisses my forehead
I hear you and I am listening
The words truth and transparency tumbled around her soul and swirled around her heart.
Oscillating in every direction, shaking loose the untruths from the root.
Truth and Transparency
I put my mental, physical, spiritual, and financial health first. Unapologetically.￼
I am honest about what I can and can not handle and I say no to carrying anyone’s burdens or stresses.
This does not make me weak.
When things seem overwhelming I take a moment to check in with God and myself reaching out to my support system if I need to.
I am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and I release guilt for not always handling things “perfectly”.
I surround myself with unconditional genuine love and I thank God for it.
I have all that need.