“You Do Not Have to be Good……” Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.                                                                                                                               You do not have to walk on your knees                                                                                                         for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.                                                                                You only have to let the soft animal of your body                                                                                    love what it loves……                                                                                                                                            Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,                                                                                                    the world offers itself to your imagination,                                                                                                calls to you like the wild geese,                                                                                                                          harsh and exciting-                                                                                                                                              over and over announcing your place                                                                                                         in the family of things.                                                                                                                            Mary Oliver


Our time together is about building an emotional connection between you and I but also between all the parts of yourself.  Even the dark, grieving, fearful or angry parts.  Those are also sacred strands that make up the whole of you.  But you don’t have to dig deeply and quickly into these places to heal.  This is a gradual process and that process opens to possibility.  New possibility and surprise.  We all have a place in the family of things.  We all long to find a sense of belonging and connection in our lives.  Our time together is about hope.  Our time together is about the creation of meaning.

So if you are feeling disconnected, alone, separate from others, or if you can’t seem to find your place, I hope you will allow me to create a partnership that will help a new part of you emerge.

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