by Rachel Hadiashar
This year humbled me.
This year rocked my world.
In six months time...
My 10 yr relationship ended hard. We found out my mom has pretty far along cancer.
And for the grand trine of the year, my father
who was sexually abusive died.
These 3 experiences in 6 months time = earthquake of me.
I cracked and then I cried and prayed for a better life.
Poking its way through the rubble was the pure gold of me.
On top of the gold were thick concrete layers, impressions of me.
And they were crumbling down. The pain was intense.
We would understand trauma more if we could see it.
This year I walked around with
my abdomen wrapped,
my head bandaged,
and my wounded root reaching for new ground.
Through the pain, I found me.
And what did she say?
In order to love anyone else unconditionally,
I must first love myself unconditionally.
Wasn't I supposed to learn this as a kid?
It's the spiritual food that feeds us.
We need it to thrive.
Road to living my purpose is this simple.
May I see my blessings and use them to heal my weaknesses.
It's what being human is all about.
It's time to...
~ Reclaim Me ~
~ This Year 2014 I Love Myself~
Photos by Amber Boydston
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!