BY TRISH DINGMAN
MAY WE PLEASE STOP SELLING EMPOWERMENT
May we please stop trying to make it better all the time. May we please stop being put together. And having it all figured out. And getting ahead. And being abundant.
May we please stop selling abundance attached to a dollar amount.
May we please stop urging each other to move forward. To let go. To be anywhere but
WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW
May we please stop selling the fixes. May we please stop being the fixers. Just for one moment- may we please stop trying to be so fucking strong and
MAY WE PLEASE GIVE ONE ANOTHER PERMISSION TO BE SOFT
To be weak. To be broken into a million pieces.
And then may we give one another permission to invite in all of those broken bits. To welcome them home. To truly permit each messy part. To accept the pain, the anger, the ugly, the fucked upped, the healthy, the sick, the bliss, the shunned, the shamed, the grief stricken, the joy, the unforgiven, the forgiven, the disgusting, the beautiful, the broke, the poor, the unwilling, the motivated, the lazy.... May we please let all of these parts know they are equally honoured, respected, heard, seen and revered.
May we please stop rushing- To be ok. To be better. To be fixed. To be happy. To be rich. To be abundant- I'm beginning to hate that word-
May we please give ourselves and one another permission on the daily- to be exactly where we are. To feel exactly where we are. To be with- intimately, quietly, loudly, unwillingly, willingly- exactly what we are.
MAY WE PLEASE STOP PUSHING AHEAD
Trying to free ourselves of the past. Or move others along to where we think we should all be. May we please stop saying it's all good- the world is an abundant place- it's so wonderful. Cuz it's not always. May we please give each other permission to feel the suffering... the who's who are suffering, the what's that are suffering... may we please stop pretending that there is no suffering. May we tune in and recognize that there is suffering. May we please stop acting like it doesn't exist because suffering is as real and alive as joy. We know... we already know. So may we please give ourselves permission to honour it. To hold our own suffering and the suffering of the world. We don't need to fix it or change it or make it better right now. But may we please make space to invite it in and hold it so tight.
May we please stop rushing so far ahead into our own abundance, or good fortune or pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, our pay off for hard work- and just hold the hurt that exists. The poverty which is right in front of us, ours or others. Cuz that's the way through. And it's not a quick fix. Maybe it's not even the fix our generation sees. But may we be patient and kind and hold what's here now. And honour it. Because there is too much pain out there- in nature, in people's hearts, in our distant memory, locked in our DNA - to rush forward, without first pausing to sit.
MAY WE PLEASE SLOW DOWN
. May we please please please stop trying to show each other the right way- our way- the way that worked for us- or the person that wrote the inspiring book's way - or the guru's way ... and just give permission to not know the way. To struggle, to stumble, to fall, to fly, to break, to come together.... may we please stop leading, stop following and just start permitting... just start accepting... just start remembering.
I am expanding and I am remembering.
All of me is permitted and accepted
and all of YOU is permitted and accepted
and all of US is permitted and accepted.
May we please just start here. 🙏🏻
Thank you thank you thank you.
HEAL EVOLVE THRIVE
- it's not the easy way, it's not necessarily the right way... but it's an invitation home. To all of the above. No answers. No fixes. Just space to be held and to hold.