precious imperfections — My favorite blanket that I bought in Hungary became a casualty of some spiritual cleaning I was engrossed in, and a little piece of burning sage went right through the wool.
I felt like all I could see was that this blanket had been ruined I felt like I wasn't going to ever love it as much again. Truthfully it was a hole so small no one else would've never noticed it, but I was stuck on it.
The areas in your life that you're hard on yourself are a roadmap for you. The same as if you were really into bodybuilding and you notice that maybe your calves weren't really where you wanted them to be, you would start working them out more. If you have a soft spot that's making you feel insecure that showing you exactly where you need to put some more love.
What needs to be forgiven for this healing to occur. What needs to be accepted? What needs to be reinforced?
As I "embroidered" (first time attempt here) a flower over the little hole I thought about how I do this in my own life.
What is a small flaw of mine I'm holding against myself? What little thing that no one else can see do I think is keeping me from being a whole person and how can I resolve that? How can I bring more love here?
what hurt of mine needs love? What little thing do I think is keeping me from being whole? What flaw do I think others are judging me on? How can I accept this, make it precious, and come to love myself even more BECAUSE of my flaws. In Japanese kintsukuroi , they repair smashed ceramics with gold to celebrate the story of healing. It becomes more beautiful, more lovable because of the flaws.
What special attention does your story need? Can you sit down and spend some
time with it? Can you assess how it came to be, and energetically start to patch it up with love? Can it become your favorite part about yourself? It's worth a try... Right?
Loving you from here...