Category Archives: Mental Health

On Children

Your children are not your children.  They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.  They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.   You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.   You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.   You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.   For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.  You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.   The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.   Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness:  For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Source:  The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Relationships

Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of heaven dance between you.  Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.  Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.   Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.   Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone. Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.   Give your hearts, but not into each other’s safe keeping.   For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.   And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.    Source:  The Prophet By Kahlil Gibran

I desire union in ways comfortable and appropriate.   I open to the dance with another knowing that it will take me to all the places I fear.  Some places I love and many places in need of healing.   I listen with the ears of my heart and communicate from a place of self-knowing.   I consciously give myself away and I know how to take myself back.   I see myself reflected so perfectly in the other that I begin my most important journey: to seek out and claim more of who I am.

Being in a relationship lets you look at parts of yourself you don’t usually see.  Relationships are the mirror in which you can see who you really are.   Wholeness is nourished when you see who you really are, accept what you see and strive to heal what needs to be healed.   Relationships can press all your buttons, brings up all your issues and insecurities.   If you are both willing to do the work, accept what is yours and take responsibility, this could be a gold mine.  Relationships are the fast track to evolving consciousness and personal power.   It is joyful, painful, frustrating, exhilarating, annihilating, and completely worth it.
Source:  The Goddess Oracle by Amy Sophia Marashinsky

In a relationship there is a delicate act of balancing respect and understanding between individuals, whether in regard to chores that must be done or other duties.  Even in a balanced relationship, incidents arise that will challenge the equation of love and power.   The longer an imbalance continues, the greater is the challenge in regaining respect and equilibrium.   Move toward and correcting inequities and misunderstandings as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary hurt feeling or reaching the point of no return.    Source: Sacred Geometry Oracle by Francene Hart

 

Love

LOVE
When love beckons to you, follow.
Though the way is hard and steep.
And when loves wings enfold you, yield.
Though the voice of love may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste to the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall it crucify you.
Even it is for your growth it is also for your pruning.
Even as love ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall love descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn love gathers you.
Love thrashes you to make you naked.
It sifts you to free you from your husks.
It grinds you to whiteness.
Love kneads you until you are pliant;
And then love assigns you to the sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

Written by Kahlil Gibran, Author of The Prophet

Anger

I burn and fume.
I shoot daggers from my eyes.
I erupt and roar.
My edges are sharp.
I cut deep.
My energy is strong and fierce.
My displeasure needs to be expressed.
Though sometimes mild,
I can be very intense.
Once incited I am difficult to put out.
I am always appropriate, always needed.
Don’t try to get rid of me.
I need to be acknowledged and heard.
I am anger.


Face and express your anger in healthy ways. Does your anger or someone else’s make you uncomfortable? Do you fear your anger because you were taught anger isn’t nice?  Have you repressed your anger so much that it has turned to rage? Rage is accumulated anger that has gone out of control.  You may be in a slow boil all the time and don’t know how to take the pot from the fire.  Learn to express your anger in healthy ways so that it empowers and energizes you.  Your path to wholeness will be more vital when you can acknowledge and express your anger. 

Source by: Amy Marashinsky, The Goddess Oracle

Boundaries

Learn to create healthy boundaries with others.  What are you taking in that should remain outside of yourself? How are you not protecting your time, energy, space, your life?  Do you have a hard time saying no?   Do you say yes when you really mean no?   Learn how to say no.   No, I can’t do that right now I have to care for myself.  You can just say no without offering any reasons or excuses.  Create and set limits on your personal space.  Establishing clear boundaries is an act of self-love.  Healthy boundaries are vital since they let others know where you stand.

Source by Amy Marashinsky, The Goddess Oracle

Feelings & Emotions

Feelings are what your feel and emotions are your reaction to your feelings.  Take time to accept, acknowledge, and express your feelings.  Feelings that are left unexpressed can create disease in the body.  Perhaps you don’t express your feelings since you are being nice, you don’t want to be vulnerable, or you fear you will become overwhelmed by feelings.  When you learn to express, accept and acknowledge your feelings, the less time you will spend in emotional turmoil. You will also have more energy to do the things you enjoy doing.      

Source: Amy Marashinsky, The Goddess Oracle

Take Good Care Of Yourself

I know who I am. I can take care of myself under all circumstances and I can let others care for me if I choose. There is no authority higher than my own.  My powers of discernment are finely honed.  I am free from the opinions of others.   I am able to separate that which needs to be separated.  I can think for myself.  It is important to nurture yourself each day.  Have you been doing too much service to the point you neglect your own needs and put them last?  Do you have time and space for yourself?  Pay attention to your own needs.  Honor, respect and give time to yourself.  Keep a healthy balance in your life of giving and receiving so that you are not becoming exhausted and burnt out. 

Source: Amy Marashinsky, The Goddess Oracle