Money + Strength = Power

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If one doesn’t have abundant physical strength

And money is scarce

Is power still an option?

I do my level best to make the financial and physical assets I have available to me go as far as I can.

I wake in the morning and nudge a sluggish and often obstinate body toward a modicum of adequate functionality.

Sometimes I win.

Sometimes I don’t.

When I can’t quite stretch my will up the hill toward the goal of participating in life as an independent, shining soul

Then, I become dependent.

Despondent.

And I feel powerless.

And ashamed.

Ashamed because I ought to be able to solve ALL MY OWN PROBLEMS

And NOT NEED ANYBODY

Or ANYTHING

Because our culture supports looking good over being true.

I never really had any interest in being THIS true…

A little true, yes.

Enough to look good.

But my life often can look BAD.

Messy.

Un-desireable.

But this I have learned: LOVE IS THE RE-ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE.

When I have had the courage to ask for help, tell the Truth (with a capital ‘T’)

And the miracle happens; that of being seen in the mess and not turned away from –

THIS is when actual cellular re-organization occurs.

My experience is one of healing on EVERY level just by being seen in what is true for me.

I feel a kind of power in this sort of exchange which I can not claim but surely feel visited by, comforted, aided, softened, taught, re-arranged, silenced by and given an invitation from

To pay it forward.

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One Response to “Money + Strength = Power”

  1. Jenny on April 23rd, 2014

    I am forwarding this on to several people for who this would say what seems so hard to make out. It is very good.
    Do you know the children’s book “we are going on a bear hunt”? Just lovely and all the obstacles they can’t go over , can’t go under, can’t go round them, they just have to go through them! I sometimes think we are going on a bear hunt.

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