Embrace Your strangeness

Do not run away from your strangeness little one
Embrace it in all its peculiar beauty
Embrace it in all its unique oddness
Embrace it in all its horrific sacredness

Embrace it…
Even if the sun rejects you
Embrace it and the moon will light your path
Embrace it…
Even if the moon rejects you
Embrace it and the stars will light your way
Embrace it…
And even if the stars turn away
Embrace it and the Gods themselves will lift you up

Your strangeness is like undiscovered gold – Precious.

The Land of Peace

Darkness descends, threatening to invade my being, threatening to overcome me. I am tired. The waters are cold and I sink below the surface… once… twice. I’ve heard that no one survives the third. I don’t really know if that’s true, but I don’t want to find out. The currents persist and pull me further out. I want to shout and scream, but no one is around, or maybe everyone is around. Despair engulfs.

This is all in my mind I repeat over and over again. But the anger still swirls about like a maddening sea that threatens to pull me under again. Breathe… breathe… breathe… let it go. It is ok. This too shall pass. Breathe… and God breathed into him the breath of life, so breath must be the first step. Maybe acceptance is the second. Accept the inadequacies – mine and his. Sigh… I can begin to feel the river bed beneath my feet. The angry waters still swirl about but I am now in shallower waters. I can stand up without being pushed about. Just continue on with gratitude and I’ll make… make it to the land of peace.