-blossoming starts on the inside”
And when you say no to something your often making more of you available for something else!
14th Annual Seattle Area Art Challenge
"Ignite your Creativity, Imagination and so much more.."
… not a competition, but a personal challenge to complete 30 works of art in 30 days. No experience required! Sign up by Oct 16th, showcase the work DT Seattle for a Christmas Show in a gallery!
Thanks for asking!~Blossoming starts on the inside~
What seeds are you planting, how are you feeding your Spirit?
Second Blooms believes everything and everyone gets a second chance to blossom but the work starts below the surface, inside our hearts and minds we are continually planting seeds and tending them whether we know it or not we are shaping our futures and most importantly each precious and sacred moment.
So think of Second Blooms as a garden store for your Spirit. All supplies are free; faith, peace, kindness, new paradigms. An invitation to open your heart more, tune in, breath more, find real gratitude, …. to experience the Shift, the change and the amazing seasons that are ahead.
One World. One Love.
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“Found a letter with ‘Read Me’ written on it at San Francisco International Airport on an empty chair.”
Sometimes, messages from strangers are the most powerful—especially when they remind us that we are not alone.
“I recently left an emotionally abusive relationship. After months of insults I won’t repeat, false accusations, lies, delusions, broken mirrors, nightly battles…I left. I knew that I was being poisoned by each day that I stayed. So with a heavy heart, I left my love of three years, knowing that I had already put it off too long. At first he begged, then he cursed, but eventually he packed his bags and faded out of my life like a bad dream.
For the first few weeks, my body seemed to reject this. For three years I had seen the world through him & colored glasses. I didn’t know who I was without him. Despite the kindness of friends and even strangers, I could not help feeling utterly alone.
But it was this sense of aloneness that set me free. Somewhere along the way, I let go. I released all of the painful memories, the names he had called me, the shards of him buried deep in my brain. I stopped believing the things he had made me think about myself. I began to see how extraordinarily, breathtakingly beautiful life is. I meditated, drank too much coffee, talked to strangers, laughed at nothing. I wrote poetry and stopped to smell and photograph every flower. Once I discovered that my happiness depended only on myself, nothing could hurt me anymore.
I have found—and continue to find—peace. Each day I am closer to it than I was yesterday. I am a work in progress but I am full to the brim with gratitude and joy.
And so, since I have opened a new chapter in my life, I want to peacefully part with the contents of the last chapter. The end of my relationship was the catalyst for a wealth of positive changes in my life. It was a symbol. Most importantly, it was an act of self-love. It was a realization […] do not help me grow, I am letting go of a relic from the painful past.
I wore this necklace—a gift from him—every day for over two years. To me, letting go is a joyous declaration that I am moving forward with strength and grace and deep, lasting peace.
Please accept this gift as a reminder that we all deserve happiness. Whoever you are, and whatever pain you have faced, I hope you find peace.