Breaking Free.


This image was posted on FB this morning and WOW did it speak to me. 

23 years ago I left my familiar safe world of married, family, perfect home, perfect everything.  Although my entire world did seem perfect to the entire world … inside,  where “She Said” had been silenced for so very long…my Spirit was far from “home.”   In fact, I remember feeling like my light was going out.  

In one defining moment, I shifted and broke free.  It was not easy.  I’ve come to realize that these defining moments/ invitations/urgent messages never are … easy.

The very first piece of art I purchased after this major shift was by an artist “Sticks” with the message printed upon a piece of wood that had been loosely formed into an Angel…

“for a long time … she flew only when she thought no one else was looking.”

I cried buckets.  It had been true of my life.

After all of these years, I can say that I have learned to fly.  I fly in solitude.  I fly in crowds.  Sometimes I fall flat on my face as in my takeoff, my wings may have  become iced with poor judgment.  Perhaps in that moment, I had eaten yet one more serving of junk food only to realize that yep…just no longer fulfilling.  Then I turn to the highest fruit on the tree of life where I can be nourished by the truth of my path … my Purpose.

Life is wonderful.  The Journey is filled with intrigue … with great insights and rewards.

Even when we fall.  

My Pops used to love this little saying:

“I asked Life for a penny…and Life would pay no more.  At the end of each day I would sit…and count my scanty store.    

Life is a just rewarder…she gives you what you ask; but…once you’ve set the wages, then you must bear…the task. 

I asked Life for a penny…only to learn too late;

that any wage 

I would have asked of Life, 

Life would have willingly … paid.”

Yep…for a long time she flew only when she thought no one else was looking…

but … no more.









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  • Anna says:
    March 3, 2012 3:12 AM

    So glad you’re flying and that I’ve gotten to witness it, Sharon.

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