affirmation for today - I UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPT MY FEELINGS....AND WHAT I FEEL IS NOT WHO I AM.
perfect timing! last night ended 'air' week with a storm which brought much needed, heavy rain......as if to announce that 'water' week has arrived.
water represents our emotions, purification, and cleansing so this week will be about clearing our emotions, body and environment.
today's exercise was emotionally difficult for me. we were asked to reflect on our life and find turning points that effected our choices and, thereby, influenced our life after that point.
two glaring turning points stand out to me - one was when i left my first husband after years of abuse. during that time i felt like my identity was lost forever but, when i left, and after a time of adaptation, i realised that i COULD make it on my own with four children. i don't understand why but this experience repeated itself when i married my second husband and I subsequently left him too some months after my fifth child was born. both experiences were extremely debilitating and traumatic for me and i never thought i would recover but.....i did. i guess these experiences have definitely strengthened my spirit and, over the years, have helped me to feel empowered in my own life.
i'm sure i still have hidden gremlins so.....who knows what will float to the surface as the week progresses.