He circled back to me on that dusty trail, I had fallen behind trying to capture beauty too big for my lens. "Mama, can I take a picture?" he asked. Taking the camera, without an ounce of hesitation, he laid his whole body down right there in the dirt and thorns. Cranking his head up just high enough to operate the camera he proceeded to rattle off twenty shots, each one stunning!
(Image by, Gavin)
Thanks, my boy!
Note to self: Move your body. See it from all angles. Change your perspective.
The next day, a dear client in my Depth Study Sage Mothering Circle said "this work is a full perspective shift". It's not about changing or fixing our children, it's about seeing in a new way, and therefor being, and feeling, totally different in our parenting experience - changing perspective.
Our world can begin to look the same without movement. At the prompting of Hannah Marcotti I am seeing myself, and my work, through the words of others, as given to me in conversation, text, email, letter, comment. I dare you to join me, take a look from a new perspective. Here is what she (the women of my community) said:
She said, Good morning Beautiful
she said, thank you for understanding
she said, I so appreciate your willingness
she said, remember you are a bright light, and blessing many
she said, you rock
she said, you really DO rock
she said, you are so REAL and in this experience WITH us
she said, totally love you for sharing this
she said, Hot damn this is liberating
she said, you are OPEN, strong, and tenacious in your belief in us
she said, your heart is so wide with love I can't help but make the leap into flight
she said, you're planting seeds everywhere you go
she said, those tears are vulnerability and healing
she said, I see them circled around you
she said, your smile is infectious
she said, your presence is grounding, juicy, reassuring, sparkly, loving, compassionate
she said, you so got this!
she said, tenacious believer.....hell yeah!
she said, loved your talk
she said, thank you for sharing your gift
she said, You are a beautiful soul
she said, I love you, Mariah, Peaceful Warrior, Paradigm Shaker :)
she said, You are so dear to my heart
she said, I love your deep mother love
she said, I'm so happy and grateful that you are my bookend
she said, maybe it's a sign
she said, sending happy light
she said, I know you will shine
she said, you are a leader
she said, you are changing families lives forever
she said, breath
she said, may the force be with you....
And also with you,