True Sunrise…

There was a glorious sunrise this morning…I was delighted that I wasn’t getting Beautiful Truthready for work…so I could watch as it totally unfolded…

And…unfold it did…from timid streaks of pink…in the beginning…to a crescendo of reds…just before the sun took the sky…

Bertha…says it reminds her of my life…in particular of living my truth…

Huh…

She reminds me of the time…when I first began to really explore my truth… a little afraid of what it might be…of who I might be…wondering if people would like me…timid streaks of pink…getting bolder and bolder as I fully embraced who I am…crescendo of reds…and my truth took the sky of my life…

Well…I have to say…Bertha…was a little melodramatic…but…I do agree… living my truth has been an unfolding…it’s been a process…and…it’s ongoing…and…yours is…too…

Where can you stand in your truth today…I’d love to hear in the comments…

Jane

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With Two Cats in the Yard…

I did a little snooping yesterday…I checked out my neighbor’s house…now…don’t go calling the police…I didn’t jimmy the locks…or even peep in the windows…I just found it online…yep…it’s for sale…so…I found the listing and took the virtual tour…
What I found was…it is a lovely house…filled with bold colors…striking…beautiful…but…I wouldn’t want to live there…
I want to live in my house…
I love my house…I loved it from the moment I first walked in…with one exception…the walls were camel…the entire interior with the exception of the guest bath…was painted the same color…and…while…it was a nice color…very tasteful…very sophisticated…
It just wasn’t me…
For me…color is important…I can handle plain white walls…but…beige…AKA…camel…depresses me…I knew I could live here about six months…if that…before I’d be depressed…if I left things the way they were…
I’m a pastel kind of girl…
I immediately…began planning the colors I would paint…the living room…dining room…would be a pale turquoise…bordering on blue…the color that reminds me of water…the master bed and bath…a pale coral…almost pink…the color that reminds me of sunrise…the rest of the rooms…would remain camel…honestly…that only left the kitchen…guest room…and hall…I could live with that much…
I was delighted with my choices…and amused…when a neighbor came over as I was holding up paint swatches…and proceeded to inform me…that I wouldn’t like the color…which I thought was pretty funny…considering it was the same exact color I’d been living with for two years prior and loved…I must have given her a funny look…I don’t think she’s been back…
She wasn’t the only one…when I’d show the house to someone…and tell them I was going to paint…even if they didn’t object to the colors I’d chosen…they’d ask why…it was such a lovely color already…so neutral…so chic…so…them…
I’m not sure they understood…they also didn’t sign the mortgage…
So…here I am…not neutral…not sophisticated…not chic…but…I love my house…I love the colors that I chose…they suit me…they make me happy…
And…believe it or not…Bertha…says…it’s part of living my truth…honoring who I am…honoring what I need…who would have thought…paint color…could do all that…
Jane