“ she had rainbow hair -
soft, glittery, shiny, iridescent rainbow hair.
and veins full of flowing stars.
she had light.
and she was love.
and when she forgot,
she sat in the sun
and let the beams dance with all her colors.
the rhythm, the beat, the ruckus, always reminded her again. ”
(~terri st. cloud)
And when she forgot she sat in the sun - letting the beams dance with all her vibrant colors; finding the rhythm that would reconnect herself with the beat of herself.
There is such a profound sacredness in those moments. I sit in the stillness and it feels sacrosanct and holy as the remembering washes over me - filling me with a sense of communion and wholeness and acceptance.
In the center of those moments, feeling the completeness, I wonder how and why I allowed myself to ever forget in the first place, and with passionate conviction I promise myself I will never allow myself to forget again.
And I mean it. I really do.
I make that promise to myself from my heart.
With all my heart.
A sacred and unbreakable pact, I agree as I shake hands with myself on it.
But at some place in time as the days or weeks or months go by, I find myself in a place of having forgotten again.
And my heart cries within the betrayal.
I want to stop forgetting.
I want to live in the remembering.
Last night I came home, put on my comfy lounge around clothes, made myself an iced mocha, sat myself down in front of the computer and indulged in one of my favorite pastimes; blog hopping.
And I found a whole bunch of really cool and inspiring blogs – in fact my desktop is full of little blog icons that I plan on revisiting. (In all my spare time.)
Anyway, as I read, I found a challenge that totally intrigued and inspired me called “30daysofbeauty”. Although the challenge was issued last April, and those 30 days are now up, I’m motivated to venture out on my own anyway.
Seeing as how tomorrow is July 1st – I thought “serendipity!” – a great way to start the month!!
A month of remembering. A month of beauty and me.
So the challenge is to ponder on what your beauty means to you - where you find it in yourself, what you think makes you beautiful and then everyday for the next 30 days you make a list, answering the prompt, “I am beautiful because, …”
Be – YOU – ti – FULL. Me being the “U” in beauty filled and full.
And so I’m bringing me, the one with soft, glittery, shiny, iridescent rainbow hair and veins full of flowing stars, and light and I’m going to sit in the sun and let the beams dance with the rhythm and beat of all my colors.
And I’m going to enjoy each and every nuance of the ruckus.
Wanna join me?