Authentic Acceptance Of All Of You

November 13, 2021

Today I am finding myself accepting some parts of me that I have felt like I should find a way to heal.

What if I don’t need to heal it?
What if embracing these shadows fuels me in ways I LOVE?
What if all the silly societal rules of what is good and what is bad are what needs to be healed?

What if all me, exactly as it is – is EXACTLY right?
What if not only I accepted but embodied it consciously?
Found ways of embracing and expressing these shadows in ways that I love, regardless of what anyone else thinks?

What if that’s exactly the whole point?

I am the light.
I am the dark.
I am what I am.
Embodying and expressing all of me fuels my purpose on earth.

m xx


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