Today Lori-Lyn Hurley invites us to consider the prompt SPEAK.
I’m really liking this admonition from S. Holland:
“No one else can make your marks. Listen to your bones. Speak with your spirit. Edit with your head. Live with your heart.”
What magic do you have to speak today? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Hi Deborah, my words today came from my heart when I wrote about Setting an Intention in my blog post.
My bones have been wanting me to rest today . . . which I did, eventually. I like your quote, too, Deborah, thank you.
Good for you Janet!
Deborah, we may be in each other’s slipstream here. I’ve been thinking about speaking up, about using my voice, about the play between ease and tension when speaking before others. I love speaking, but sometimes I forget, as I speak, to do so from my own heart. It’s so easy to start reflecting back what I feel others want to hear instead.
It’s easy for me, though very destructive, to live life as a mirror. When I think about it, though, mirrors have no voices, nor do they have wills. They may reflect another world, our world in reverse, but it is a looking-glass version of reality. In the past few days, my jaw has tensed, my neck has corded, and I have felt into them, gently, breathing, wondering where my voice has gone now, wondering if it is with me, or elsewhere in the lookingglass, waiting for me to find it again.
I finally started writing on my blog again after an absence, so I have found and claimed my voice there. And soon there will be the long letters, the emails-from-the-heart to send, one of which will soon be making its way to you, with gratitude. ♥
Oh Harmony – gentle hugs for you! Navigating that road where you feel you’ve lost your voice is a hard one. Of course, it’s not really lost, just waiting for you to claim your ownership. It’s a beautiful voice and one that is both needed and a blessing to us all.
The mirror analogy is fascinating. While I suspect mirroring things for people so they can see them with new eyes is actually a strength of yours, I can so see how you’d want to be careful not to lose yourself in the process.
I’m glad you’re blogging again. It’s wonderful to have a space that’s exclusively yours to say whatever you choose – it’s like the boundaries are there automatically and you don’t have to set them. Good practice ground for exercising that beautiful voice of yours!
I love this. THIS is everything that I ever want to do …
““No one else can make your marks. Listen to your bones. Speak with your spirit. Edit with your head. Live with your heart.”
and I love this sacred beginnings series. I will never stop beginning. Making progress doesn’t mean being so far away from the beginning. These words and thoughts and inspiration ande and encouragement and wisdom that you are sharing just sinks into my bones. thank you.
And I love this – “making progress doesn’t mean being so far away from the beginning.” There’s a deep comfort here and an encouragement to begin.