Somehow, we have become blinded by giving more weight to external opinions, beliefs and lies than the knowing that exists right inside our own hearts (how long have we known that even super models don't look like themselves in real life compared to their air-brushed magazine shots?). We know what we need, we've just forgotten. We've been distracted from realizing what we know to be true about ourselves.
And so, it was with the first line of a poem I wrote years ago, that I began to open my heart to this deep knowledge of my spiritual wholeness. I was in the midst of a terribly dark moment of struggle where I felt monstrously large (despite how healthy I actually was at the time). I pinched my inner thigh with disgust and said, "I will always be cursed with these thunder thighs!"
In a flash, it hit me: When did the idea of "thunder" become a negative thing? Thunder denotes strength, power and force. When lightening strikes in the mountains, you don't laugh it off, you start counting the seconds between claps of thunder to see how close the power is getting to you.
And if you don't yet know your own strength in this way, but you feel the longing to come home to yourself, to finally be at home in your own skin - then you, too, are kin.
It's time to come home, and stay home.
You belong here.
You are ready
You are not alone.
Take my hand...let's walk with thunder in our thighs.
©2019 Heather Barron
10/29/2022 04:24:43 pm
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Heather Barron is the Founder of Luminous Life, and Luminous Ceremonies. She is an Integral Life Coach, Marriage Celebrant and Wedding Officiant whose sole goal is to thread more light and spread more joy in the world. She does this through life coaching, designing and officiating weddings and ceremonies of all kinds, writing fiction and non-fiction, hiking in her beloved Colorado Rocky Mountains with her precious pup, by listening deeply to others, and by smiling with love and kindness everywhere she goes. Learn more and become a fan by clicking on the social media icons below! Thanks for reading!
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