I welcome my family whom I have neglected and resisted. They did not know me as I wanted to be known. I only allowed my mask, the one they liked, to show when I was with them. My need for their approval and love overrode my need to be authentic. Now I am sure of my own person and strong in my own self-love so their approval and love is not the only thing that keeps me together. I will be gentle with myself and with them during this transition to a more real connection.
I welcome the release of people from my life. I have resisted their passing whether from my sphere or from this earthly existence. We have all suffered from this action. My love will go with them but my heart will remain intact so that there is love to give to the people coming in who are in need of that precious commodity. Those that come to me will have my full attention. I will make each interaction count so that when we eventually part, I can do this with grace.
I welcome the introduction of new ideas and the realization that not everyone I know will think they are as wonderful as I do. I will research and ponder so that I may use the most viable ones but will not force my opinion onto others. I will allow the ideas and concepts to become their own without my attachment to their changing or remaining static. When that way of being and thinking no longer serves me, I will allow myself to change my mind with no guilt or shame.
I welcome information from all sources realizing no one has the full story. At times I have resisted one side or the other when they did not align with my preconceived notions of truth. This action has left me bereft and bewildered when lived experience showed me a different path that could work. I will gather news and use my own ever expanding discernment to know how to proceed but will not feel attached to any one narrative.
I welcome hardship and loss into my life. I have resisted being uncomfortable in the past and lost many opportunities to better my circumstance. I opted for the status quo when it was only an illusory experience destined to shatter at some inopportune moment. Plants growing in thick, gluey Tennessee red clay are hardy and resilient though their struggle for sunlight is a battle. I desire to be as strong and viable in my own life when hard work, impediments and conflicts attempt to sideline my forward motion.
I welcome help and assistance in all areas I have previously resisted. I believed I could do it all and that failure was not an option. I have found I can do things but neglected to ask if I should be doing them or if I would have a better outcome if I asked for help. My desire to be independent clashed with my equal desire to help others. Allowing others to help me gives us both what we want. Other people desire to know how to be at peace with themselves and others. By allowing their assistance I can show them what I have found to be true for me and that may help them in discovering their own process.
I welcome these acts into my life at this time for I feel the need to grow and change so that I may build anew and prosper in the coming days, weeks, months and years. The old is no longer viable. When the vacuum happens with it's passing, I will have built new structures ready to support my new way. This is my plan and desire. I am committed to see it through until the need for a better way comes along.