Dance of Truth…

Bertha…and I have been talking a lot about truth lately…in fact…truth…is my Dance Your Danceone word intention for 2015…

She…says…there’s always another truth…to find…to own…to live…and the more I live my truth…the more truths I will discover…she also promises we will be discovering many truths this coming year…

So…today…Bertha…is whisper-shouting to me…that…I don’t have to listen to what they say…

She reminds me that…everyone…has an opinion about what and how I should do things…and that while I actually will listen to them…that…I don’t have to accept their opinion as my truth…I don’t have to become their puppet…and allow them to pull the strings for my dance…

Instead…she tells me it’s okay to weigh their opinion against my truth… accept what resonates with me…and…dance my own dance…

Jane…

I would love to hear how you handle other’s opinions in the comments.

Squirrely Truths…

There’s a squirrel…playing outside my window…probably looking for nuts it hasBe a Squirrell hidden in the lawn…in preparation for the predicted colder weather… Bertha…points to it…in all its squirrelish behavior…and says…it reminds her… of my life…in particular…of living my truth…

Now…even for…Bertha…that seems like a stretch…so I have to ask…why… how…

Of course…she is eager to explain…the squirrel…is happy doing its thing…being true to its nature…it isn’t trying to sprout feathers…or dye its fur…to impress the redbirds…it isn’t trying to bark with the dogs…it is just being a squirrel…

She says…it’s the same with living my truth…it’s about knowing who I am and what I want in life and doing it…it’s not about trying to be what someone else might want me to be…no matter how much I might want to impress them…

Hmmm…

Jane

One of my favorite Bertha stories is Independence Day in Becoming Bertha…it really brings home the concept of changing in order to please others. All the Bertha books are on sale through 1/3/15 for only 99 cents…so it’s a great time to check them out…just click on Bertha…she’ll take you there!