This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation. The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order: Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey to …, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread, Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness
*Disclaimer: Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature. Please read and explore in safety.
The poems/writings you are about to read all took place within the last month. You will see that it was a time of great emotion and transformation. I could feel it happening and though at times I was wrought with fear, I prayed, and I had hope and faith that I would not only SURVIVE the memories…but I would THRIVE with the memories.
I AM a 53 year old woman. I AM brave…I can face this. I AM strong…I can handle it. I AM safe…no one can hurt me. I AM ready…to see the truth, to tell my story, and to get on with the business of living my life.
A journey to truth
It has taken many years
And I remember
I have titled this series, “I Remember…An Odyssey.” I will post every day until all of the writings have been shown. The posts will be titled “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ ” with the title of each writing to follow. I will include links to all prior writings in the series to make it easy to access them chronologically.
I have never done anything like this before, and to be honest it feels a little daunting. To be able to post every day and not allow life to interfere, as it so often does, I will schedule the whole series in advance. I usually post what intuitively feels “right” on any given day, so this is the biggest departure from normal and creates the most stress for me
In the spirit of staying true to the truth of this experience, I will only post this series until it is finished. I will schedule them for the same time each day, and I will try to be available at that time for comments.
I hear all these “what ifs” in my mind and I hear doubt, but I will listen to my soul which directs me to post this. I thank you all, my friends, for you give me the courage to be able to do this project. I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Every time you post YOUR truth you strengthen my heart. Every time you are vulnerable you strengthen our bond. And every time we connect we strengthen humanity! I am so blessed and full of gratitude…Blessitude!!