Photo by Tawneey Larkin of Me and Blythe
My daughter, Blythe, turns 16 today. IT is hard to believe that 16 years ago I was in the hosptial giving birth to the greatest blessing in my life.
We had a pirate themed family party for her last night which is why I am wearing an eye patch in the picture. Blythe made the eye patch for me a while ago with her 49ers duct tape.
Photo and Painting By Cheryl Larkin
Today is Valentine’s Day, a day for love. I do not have a significant other but I am surrounded by love and I am grateful for that. I hope next February I will be celebrating with my True Love but this year it is more about me.
I read a post on facebook about lving yourself, something I have I really opened up to in the past few years. This post said that it would be great if you wrote a Love Letter to yourself. One that says all the things you would love to hear from someone else, or one that simply goes over what you love about yourself.
Photo By Cheryl Larkin
It is no shocker that this past year has been quite a ride for me. I have had lots of ups and downs and have grown a lot and gone through a lot. Throughout the year there were many times that I thought I was just plain going crazy and that really bogged me down and messed with me.
It’s been over a month since my last retreat and it has been intense and emotional. I am still not sure where I am going, but I do believe that is the whole point. It is accepting that and surrendering to it all that I am working on right now.
IF you have seen the movie, The Matrix, then you will get this, if you haven’t then what are you waiting for, get it and see it.
At my retreat Giselle gave me a choice: have a shamanic retreat like I have always had or she could introduce me to The Truth. I, of course, chose The Truth, took the Red Pill and she proceeded to take me down the Rabbit Hole. In fact, a month later and I am still learning just how far the Rabbit Hole goes.
HA, this is so me lately!
Some days I fall to the happy side and other days I fall to the crazy side.
But either way it is enjoyable in its own way.