Sometimes they come so unexpected and in the most unique of ways. I’ve found myself today filled with emotions I wasn’t even aware were welling up inside of me. And I wonder my friends, is this experience familiar to you as well? We go along in life, feeling actually quite happy and contented, even excited at the possibilities. And then suddenly, amidst a seemingly ‘ordinary’ conversation as we begin to share our thoughts or feelings, a rush of tears envelops the words.
It’s not that I’m sad, unhappy or feeling hurt necessarily. What I’m learning as I observe myself and others whom I’ve seen go through this is that when we TALK our feelings out loud, we give power to them. And so it’s certainly true too, that it’s not only the tearful emotional responses that come, but also the empowered sense of being that comes with being onself OUT LOUD.
One of the most beautiful things about writing here and being with all of you is that there are times a smile comes across my face as the AHA! moment creeps in. I was feeling the need to post today about my own emotions surfacing, and only now am fully putting together in a very real way–meaning beyond just the mental realization or the ‘thought process’–that this is another example of the truth flowing into my life from so many directions: I AM Jackie. And as I allow her to speak and feel OUT LOUD on any subject matter–be it through the sacredness of SOULSHARE or the everyday conversation shared with my sister–something stirs within and awakens yet another space of my authentic self. And here’s what’s the greatest gift in this: as I allow this for myself, the very same is offered and awakened in others; often without my ever knowing it to be so.
Oh dear friends…I wonder…do you know how deeply our conversations reach into my being? I know you are here with me. I feel your presence, your love, your AHA!’s being awakened and shared in your own life circles. A most incredible truth is that as I began this post, it was about allowing our emotions to be felt, however it is they make their presence known. As I move through this space with you, we close on a wholly different note, for I am feeling the power of coming together here as ONE. And a very real, very pure and sacred energy pervades our gathering.
And so I thank you. With gratitude in my heart, I thank you for allowing me to share so fully, so openly, so vocally what is my truth….and in some way, to allow me to *see you too. We are witness to one another’s voice and so too, we hold space for the love and connection of our hearts, ‘letting the whispers be heard.’ xo