Friday, June 1, 2012

not the only one

The blog-o-sphere is such a wonderful place to find yourself and other kindred spirits.  I think some of the greatest inspiration and healing comes from comments made thousands miles away. Many times by someone that might not even know you. But connecting to the universe through the computer screen makes the world a little smaller. There is a comfort in knowing, besides the friends you connect with in person, there are other people out in the world that are a bit like you, C.S. Lewis says it perfectly:   
"Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: "What? You, too? I thought I was the only one."

I have been following  Susannah Conway for awhile now, her gentleness with herself and genuine posts intrigue me. So when I heard she published a book, 'This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart' I knew I needed it. The day it arrived, I was at work but, I couldn't help but sneak a peek, opening the petite hard-cover and read "....when something bad happens that's big enought to make you question your entire life, all the other hurts... will come out of the shadows and ask to be healed too. It's entirely possible to squash your pain down and carry on with your life, but one day it will catch up with you... with an almighty rip, all your crap comes tumbling out." This one passage reminded me, I'm not the only one.
I'm devouring the book whenever I can, finding genuine reassurance and positivity among the pages. Writing down and thinking about the "assignments", that she calls reflections, planning on revisiting them shortly. And as if the generosity in the pages was not enough, she announced a Class Offer , Exploring the Senses, free if you purchase the book. It starts this week, June 5th, I'm looking forward to delving in a little deeper and exploring my world through heightened senses. Connect with me, if you would like to share in the experience.
grateful, thankful and blessed. ~xo~


Patricia Beckmann said...

You are NEVER alone

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the book! All of the little excerpts around the web (and the e-course so far) tell me it's going to be an amazing experience to read.

It's a pleasure to meet you!