My work is coming to me from within.
I am learning to listen for it, and to take action.
Most importantly, now I know that it is there.
I am learning how to “release the hidden splendors”. (Robert Browning)
I am learning to release them by searching for them.
I am gaining courage and belief in myself.
I am not only learning new skills in order to release them, but I am learning that this is my only real work.
I am investing totally in what is within.
It is now becoming a habit.
Being aligned with purpose, conviction, belief and skills is quite a powerful combination.
It didn’t come overnight.
It has come gradually as no other alternatives have been acceptable.
I have had to really search and learn to trust the inevitable.
When you let go of everything, and fill yourself up with powerful teachings, something strong is bound to emerge.
I found it necessary to even let go of good teachings from the past.
They did not get me as far as I needed to go.
I have been able to embrace many of them again, but in a completely new context.
This context is enabling me to serve much more widely.
I am finding a fresh, new, original me.
This self can reach out and share from the foundation that I have had to build from the ground up, actually from below the ground!
But now, I have something that is mine.
I have something that is so powerful and so completely a part of me that I feel resilient.
I can serve, I can share, I can bounce back!
I can meet challenges in a new way, one that moves me forward and does not reinforce the status quo.
I arrive at new points, not just acceptable old ones.
This is good, really good.
I have work that will continue.
© 2013 Kathryn Hardage