karmic shadows…

No one can entirely escape their inherited genetics, the often told family stories, or emotional baggage of our ancestors.

Often, the burden of our family karma, or ancestral grief can feel far more like a cumbersome steamer trunk than a convenient carry-on bag. Thankfully, we actually don’t have to drag the damn steamer trunk around for the rest of our lives. Sometimes these are simply stories told through generations, held too closely and past their expiration date of relevance.

Recognizing that I actually had a choice took a very long time. This has provided a certain emotional liberation that I don’t yet entirely understand. However, I do know that I feel much lighter and have freed up some emotional bandwidth for matters in the here and now requiring my heart and energy.


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adventure new territory

wow and wonder lillibridge dakota 1966

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was cleaning out computer files today. So I thought I would do an experiment to just quickly grab what images jumped out at me after I found this Emerson quote. And I can freely admit that I need this advice very much today personally. I am not writing from some high horse kind of adventurous, wonder-filled place. So, here’s what photos from my library I grabbed. Indeed life is a grand experiment and one in which we all want some love, adventure and a sense of wonder. Go do your experiments—it sure beats sitting around waiting for life to happen.