Saturday, November 4, 2017
Shame and Gratitude Meet on the New Moon of Share Truth
Sara’s honesty in sharing her experience of shame around her personal gifts and accomplishments reflects how a willingness to be visible creates an environment for others to experience their lives more fully. This kind of sharing with others has the effect of dissolving shame and making space for new growth--for ourselves and for those with whom we share. In Sharing Our Truth we invite others to do the same. A new community of trust and camaraderie with others begins to form. This is the deeper calling of this moon cycle, Share Truth. As this cycle moves toward completion, the emerging moon cycle brings the gifts of gratitude, strengthening our commitment to Share Truth.
Shame lives in our shadows
and feeds our fears.
Shame encourages hiding.
Shame keeps us from living fully,
from sharing the truth of our gifts, talents, accomplishments.
Gratitude is the antidote for shame.
Gratitude nourishes our gifts,
grows our talents.
Gratitude is a catalyst of encouragement,
for showing up as our real self.
Self Reflection: My time of daily reflection and contemplation makes a space where my gratitude and shame can meet. This time creates a sacred space where my gratitude can shine light on my shame. Shame crumbles and loses its' power. In this time of sacred, quiet self-reflection, I experience gratitude for my abilities and accomplishments. I find courage to share my life fully in the world. For that, too, I am grateful.