“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver
This quote graces the beginning of my latest article at elephant journal.
It’s so true… we don’t often see those boxes of darkness as gifts, or, it is difficult to conceptualize that they may be.
You may not know this about me, but I was handed several boxes of darkness in my childhood… orphan, adoptee, severed from my country, abuse in many forms. But that’s the story of what happened, and certainly not the whole story.
There is so much to each one of us that goes beyond the ‘what happened’.
I want you to know that YOU are a profound mystery and that your soul is here at this exact time in the world’s ancient history on purpose!
I’ve written something about emotional wounds, the ones that cut the deepest, and how they can transform us. If this calls to you –
Read the whole thing HERE.
Big huge love to you,