true to who i am*
angela's reflection, canon digital rebel xti
I have noticed that since I became aware that I am in a tender place and put it out into the world that I am feeling protective of my heart, I have attracted so much gentleness in my life lately. I am so pleased to discover that it is truly just a matter of knowing what I need and expressing it in order for those necessary shifts to begin to take place in my life.
So many times I busy myself and don't stop to pay attention to what is triggering me and it begins to pile up and feel cluttered in my heart and mind. When I get in that space, I notice I forget what feels truly nourishing and fruitful.
This week, the act of decluttering my home and my workspace has essentially helped me to declutter my mind. I feel spaces opening to invite more gentleness in. Not just with my heart but with my business. I notice my latest photographs have taken on a quality that express the smooth, quiet, liquidy, protective, gentle, careful, mindful place that I am surrounding myself with. I spent a whole day at my desk processing these photos without music...just listening to the birds and windchimes outside. Simplicity is beckoning me.
Something is shifting in a way that feels so true to who I am; the very core of me that is most comfortable in quiet, soft, gentle, wide open spaces.
But what feels even more amazing than all of this...is feeling completely okay with where I am and not second guessing it or trying to make myself be or feel something other than tender.