Forced away from the familiar, the comfort zone shattered
a billion little pieces of habits, ego, story, memory, dreams and thoughts
yes thoughts, assuring, kind, supportive full of faith
no thoughts that chide, condemn, persecute full of fear
Choose to quiet the thoughts and become still
to become present to the imperfect searching in the shards
to build again, anew, awakening
The light will enter as it does, guaranteed
in timing held by the ageless clock which does not stop
Now is good. I am ready to appear
I am here.
What does "grounded" mean to you? In current psycho-babel including parenting articles I have read, what I hear metaphysical folks chat about a lot, and even I heard a trainer at the YMCA saying it to a client. How often have you heard or been told:
The interests of my youth in the memorabilia stored for decades–from a rock collection, to concert tickets for Head East and Cheap Trick, to souvenirs from my summer in Finland as AFS Exchange Student–are hard evidence I've been true to myself for 58 years. How do you hear your soul song? What does it take for you to have evidence that you are living an authentic life? Do you have your archeological record of the choices you have made?
ItIn the words of Head East, from the soundtrack of my life, "There has never been any reason for you to think about me." This song is about unrequited love. Yet the only person we can really "save for the last time...." is our Self. We do that by being grounded in our faith, our purpose, and our own ability to express the love we already are. Of course as a speaker, author, wordsmith, teacher, and Spiritual Direction Coach...I want you to think about me! Yet, my work is not for you to be me. My job is to help you, and organizations, be more you.
In the meantime, I've returned to the ground I landed on as a soul incarnate. Now it is the land of my herstory holds memories on the country roads I travel that awaken a new love in me, for me. The courage to live our dreams is easier when we are grounded. It is also easier when we realize when Cheap Trick wrote "...surrender, but don't give yourself away!" because we are "...all all right!"
Finally, it is time. Please celebrate with me the liberation of my dependency on Instagram and Facebook to be my visual and literary diary of The Life & Times of Sally Aderton! This day begins a new way of documenting this story.
Regardless if you are just meeting me today, or if your conscious awareness of my existence began when I landed on the Earth in Freeport, Illinois on March 21, 1961, please know that I am grateful that you are taking time to be with me here. Your time, my time, our neighbors time, heck, the Earth's time is a finite commodity. How do you spend your precious time that will never come again? I spend mine engaged with creation with love, for love, by love as much as possible.
The banner of my Blog will be the branded visual message of what I will be sharing here for any person to have as a gift from my Be.ing. My life story falls into every possible literary or movie category I know. It is drama, action, adventure, mystery, romance, suspense, science fiction, horror, documentary, educational, and most important for me...a Divine Comedy!
Keep coming back. Know that eventually you will not see my presence on the Social Media Platforms that have become part of the problem, instead of solution, to create Peace on Earth. Our democratic society is no longer civilized. I will be voting for kindness by putting the commodity of my time where it matters.
Know you are loved. I ask that you understand the more we say No, that alone will bring us forward toward a better way of being. It is the only direction we all go anyway. The planet only spins one way and I am following the Mystery. It is not to chase the sun, for that will follow me. Going toward the night brings revelation and that is my inspiration to bring to you what will light your heart. If it lights mine, maybe then we can light the world with hope, instead of hate.
A heart for a heart makes the whole world shine. I am shining. Are you?
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