Doing a bit of clean up after early breakfast, so many thoughts already swirling, I’d done my morning pages, I’d listened to the sexy voice of a guided meditation on Insight Timer “Morning Meditation with Music” that told me to ‘Have a Magical Day’ at the end.
It’s a gorgeous day outside . . . and then I got to thinking about how I wish I could be a bit better as speaking up for myself in some instances.
I can sometimes find it much easier to defer to the stronger voice, in outside conversation, the one who is sounding much more sure of herself/himself and choose to be quiet and not say what my heart feels is true for me right now.
and then . . .
I was brushing at the tea stains inside one of my favourite cups and it fell from my hands and smashed to pieces in my sink.
I gently picked up the pieces and put them in the bin.
Then I paused . . . I got a message in this moment, the thoughts I had been thinking were diminishing my power and not at all beautiful. I opened the cupboard, and scooped up the pieces, they had more to say and I was ready to listen. I took these photos and that stirred the desire to write about these feels.
You see, this cup has meaning for me, it’s a treasured gift from my daughter, it’s my favourite colour, it whispers to me of Japan and the family holiday we enjoyed there. It has a delicate pattern against a bright red background, which reminds me of the base chakra and power and I AM STRONG presence. It’s ‘no 15’ on the quirky, tea cup oracle I made for the fun of sharing my cups with others.
So, I wanted to take one last photo of it and really see the beauty and GET the message, STOP PUTTING YOURSELF DOWN!, Stop that nonsense of being concerned that your choices for yourself, chosen carefully and wisely are not right for you. STOP THAT RIGHT NOW! This cup smashing in my sink was for me, an exclamation mark ! STOP THAT SHIT RIGHT NOW!
I see a messy ‘rose’ like shape, and tea stains from the many pours of tea I have sipped from this perfect vessel. I see beauty that is broken, but a gift in my hand. Gratitude for the gift it has been and also given me in it’s broken’ness.
A wake up call.
Already the gentle optimist in me whispers, it’s ok, we have so many more cups. This one broke but it’s not been without a gift.
It’s a thoughtful start to my Chooseday morning, if you would enjoy a visit to my tea cup oracle, it’s here.
Already the gentle optimist in me whispers, it’s ok, we have so many more cups. This one broke but it’s not been without a gift. xo