Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Pretty Purple Flowers

Each Day a New Beginning

The child is an almost universal symbol for the soul’s transformation.  The child is whole, not yet divided. . .when we would heal the mind. . .we ask this child to speak to us.  —Susan Griffin—

Was there ever a time when we did not feel divided from ourselves?  Occasionally we get a glimpse of what such spiritual wholeness would be like, but most of the time we struggle with feelings of conflict, unevenness, a divided heart.  Perhaps, “the child” is a metaphor for a spiritual guide, like our own higher power, that can help us in our journey toward self-acceptance.
“I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent,” writes author Ashleigh Brilliant.  If we can be happy with this proud, funny boast then perhaps we can stop berating ourselves for our imperfections.  If we dwell on our own contradictory impulses, we give them too much important, too much power.
Let me trust to my glimpses of harmony and wholeness and be grateful for the richness of my spirit.