Maybe you’re wondering what this is all about…
For me, this space represents a community, a really important one, that recognizes the inherent healing powers of saying some really personal things out loud. Embarrassed ones. Ashamed ones. Ones that, sometimes, seem to come from someone you don’t even know. It’s probably the most scary thing in the world, and yet when you do it, if you’re really really honest, it’s my experience that the world opens itself to you, that you realize you aren’t crazy, that you don’t just need a dose of antidepressants, that you aren’t really alone. Not even close.
You must not be frightened when a sadness arises within you of such magnitude as you have never experienced,or when a restlessness overshadows all you do, like light and the shadow of clouds gliding over your hand. You must believe that something is happening to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand. It shall not let you fall.
It’s my hope that we’ll help keep each other afloat, that you’ll honor the sanctity of this rather ethereal space, and that you’ll contribute here too. If you’d like to share some of your own experiences, please leave comments or send me a message at jeninedurland[at]gmail.
With love and real gratitude,
Jenine ‘j9′ Durland