Leaving the badass luggage of comparing, worry, anxiety… by Carolyn Riker

[Carolyn Riker is a friend whom I met when she reviewed Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother for elephantjournal.com over a year ago. We bonded immediately and I even visited her when I was in Seattle last October. She is the most gifted writer I know personally. She posted this today on Facebook and I had to borrow it (with permission) to post here. Her words describe more poetically than I ever could what’s been storming my emotional landscape the past few weeks. Stunning writing. And yes, I’m ready to leave the “badass luggage” behind also. Thank you, Carolyn… !  You’re amazing…  ]

doves

“I visited my heart last night in a dream. We walked along the shores of expansion and vision. She spoke forthright about intentions and staying true to what feels right. I listened carefully as I sunk deeper into surreal with a definite splash of real (even while straddling planets and holding onto stars). I slide down the Milky Way and watched my sleeping self, curled in peace. Doves flew above and sand was beneath my feet. I lingered a bit longer and stretched my hand to nudge myself awake – “it’s time,” whispered the early morning breeze. I glanced at my vision board – and there in the center was a picture of a dove and nearby a picture with a woman and wings. Feeling more centered and focused, I left the badass luggage of comparing, worry, anxiety and fears on the beach. I filled up on being focused, centered, joyful and grateful to be me.”

Carolyn Riker

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, nature mystic, empathic intuitive healer (with shamanic influences) and international speaker. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty years and is currently on hiatus from the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary behind the Great Mother Wisdom Gathering (Maryland, 2014). She loves to be involved in Ceremony. Mare is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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