If we start with resolve to be strong, there are still going to be times when we crumble. We may start out weak and afraid- only to find there is intense fortitude buried deep within our soul... enough to straighten our spine, lift our heads up high, smile when we want to cry and brighten the home for others. There will be times we feel utterly lost and then times when we are profoundly aware of our presence and the gift of that very moment. We are going to set goals and make progress. We will will stumble, back peddle and even fall. But then, one day, with enough attempts, there might be a moment of pride, looking down at it all from a higher vantage point- one of hard fought success. One moment we might want to get dressed up and the next, cry on the bathroom floor with a pint of Ben & Jerry's because we realize there is no where to go out to.
We will come together on our porches and raise a glass of wine or a pint of beer to our neighbors as they pass by- unable to stop and sit down. Yet, we will construct all sorts of ways to virtually come together. Through social workouts, singing, happy hour and classrooms. We will spread art and love and even a few more babies will be born because of this. Our future will be here. It might be different and un-knowable. But that doesn't mean we aren't capable of getting there. Our fears may stop us but then our courage will answer the call.
All of this is ok. We are ok. We are enough. We are perfect. We will get through this together because we are all in this together.
Oils for self love, physical presence: Patchouli, white grapefruit. Oils for love: rose, on guard