I see that mercury is about to go into retrograde in a few days. That can affect all kinds of things, especially communication. I also read an article that suggested it is a good time to get rid of useless baggage, including material and not so material things. That makes sense to me as it seems the universe is always, in its clever ways, nudging us to do just that. Do we listen? Usually not.
Well, we do when it throws a rock instead of a pebble at us.
Odd isn't it how we carry around crap that is weighting us down year after year? It's almost like we would feel naked if we let it go. I found a quote this morning that fits that thought. It was, "detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you".
According to author Bob Moawad, "The best day of your life is the day you decide your life is your own. No apologies, no excuses, no one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift is yours- it is an amazing journey- and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins".
Over the weekend I had a conversation with a female friend about abusive relationships. We have much in common and are both in the process of recovering. I have been in that boat more than once, not only from ex husbands, but from other relatives and friends. There are a ton of ways to be abusive to someone and not all of them require physically hitting another. I believe the non physical abuse may be even worse than the physical kind because it doesn't leave scars that others can see. The scars are on the heart and stay there until you are strong enough to realize they were simply lessons.
I am reminded of a poem I wrote in 2001 and I would like to share it to end this post.
Life is full of everyday lessons
based on experiences each has had,
endings always signal beginnings,
adding new experiences to our past,
slowly waking and accepting
lessons needed to stay on our path.