We live in a world – at a time – when ‘truth’ has become fluid. No longer easily identifiable as a touchstone to remind us or a guide-stone to show us the way, we wander in the desert of contradictions, fabrications and outright deceptions. Without sense of any destination, we are left with the deeply-uprooted consequences of our daily struggle to find our way through. In the midst of that struggle comes a voice… a constant, steady and present voice… that reminds us that in owning it all and allowing our own deeper truth to emerge, we can and will find our way Home.
“I know the trigger for what I identify as wounding, so shields up is a familiar go-to. And that means isolate and hide; there are so many ways to run that strategy and tell myself that I am not. When it comes to behaviour and outcomes, rationalization through reason becomes a familiar and well worn cloak of avoidance, so I won’t have to let myself know. Way down inside, I hear some critic shouting, ‘No way! Do not let your guard down to feel that vulnerable again. You should know better, don’t ya know! NOT safe!’ How many times do I have to tell you?! So, the desire to BE and feel seen continues to go unfulfilled… and, yet, honouring that truth as a need is essential to feeling whole, unique and essential to my world.” (Sheila Winter Wallace)