I GOT DIVORCED A FEW DAYS AGO
I was hoping it would be an immediate sensation of cleansing - that I'd feel free and wild with lust for my new life. It took a few days, but I have begun to feel the resurgence of life and DESIRE to live life fully again.
I remember hearing a story by David Whyte many years ago: about a man who carried his emotional baggage with him.
He carried it on his back for many years – all of his
grief, his grudges, his fears and armor were held close to him in a heavy bag. He never put it down.
Over the years, the bag got bigger and bigger so that he had to drag it along behind him. One day he was getting on an elevator and he found that the door wouldn’t close because his baggage was spread all the way down the hallway. I don’t want to be THAT WAY!
I am now dropping my bag off the top of a skyscraper and watching it drop down, down, down into an abyss.
BYE BYE BAGGAGE!
I’m a dazzling, delighted divorcee’ now. I was having a challenging time finding a new self image, but now I feel it blossoming. I claim myself back: the little girl, the successful business woman and healer, the sexy, sensuous lover and the vulnerable, creator.
I am passion, now, and I want to point others in the same direction. I don’t need any ONE identity, I can be fluid, like a salmon in a stream, flowing through life,
transforming with every breath if I so desire.
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Denise Keenan, a master bodyworker, master hypnotherapist, certified HypnoBirthing Instructor, and certified science of the breath facilitator, has been in the healing arts profession for over thirty years. She shares wisdom on overcoming challenges, finding courage, and practicing self-love in her blog.