One of my favorite things to do in divination is set my iPod to ‘oracle’ (which is to say, “random”) and say, “Tell me what I need to know.” And it does.
And dear hearts, I just want to remind you that this all ends. Someday you will no longer exist, so live as much as you can, in your own way, as many days as you can. Whether your greatness is being kind to people as they walk the aisles of Target or whether your greatness is Oprah-level influence. Do it. Because once it all ends, you will know: it doesn’t fucking matter what you do, so do what you want.
If the last few days have been hard, old wounds have been touched, old hurts, old demons have arisen- you’re not alone. And it will shift by Saturday. Stay with it, face it. Whatever is hurting or painful is here to help you heal.
There is an old question on various social media platforms that I sometimes ponder: what would you attempt if you knew you would not fail? I think it’s an admirable question. But I prefer this one today: what would you leave if you knew it would not hurt? Because, of course, it will hurt. But the most painful thing is probably the one that needs the most healing. And that means we must face it, feel it, and reconcile it. (My favorite question to begin this journey? “When did I first feel this way?”)
But this is all to say: let go of whatever is painful. Find your freedom. And live in the best way you know how, as many days as you can. Because this all ends.
Some tunes for the journey:
Sound the Bells | Dessa
Bicycle tricycle | Rosie Thomas
Prayer of St. Francis | Sarah McLachlan
One Life | Hedley (for something uplifting)
Skankin’ to the Beat | Fishbone (because it’s such a great song for going crazy and saying “FUCK IT!”)
Big love, fellow travelers, for all that you are and all that you wish to be.
Joanna :: xoxo