Riding the Turnip Truck…

Jane CarrollDon’t be afraid to let go! ~Bertha

Bertha…whisper-shouts in my ear this morning…it’s okay…it’s safe…let it go…and even though I know it is pointless…I cling to my issue like a toddler with a worn-torn blankie…

What are you afraid of…wisps through the air…

Without thinking…the answer forms…I’m afraid that if I let it go…I will do it again

And…that’s it…in some misguided way…I have felt that holding on to the unholy trinity…pain, shame, guilt…would make me safe…because…as long as I felt and experienced them as if they were…in the moment…I wouldn’t let the experience back in…

I know…it sounds very convoluted…and…it is…

Of course…Bertha…was only too happy to point that out…she said…that rather than keeping me safe…it kept me stuck…stuck in a past that no longer served me…a past that I would more than likely never repeat…unless I keep reminding myself of it every day…keeping it fresh on my mind…attracting more of the same…over…and…over…

However…if I let go…she says…my TRUTH…will create my future…and…my truth is that I have learned from the experience…I have grown…I’m back on the turnip truck…riding high…and most likely to stay there…

What can I say…that’s quite a relief…so…I guess it’s like riding a horse…or a bicycle…when you fall off the turnip truck…you gotta climb back on…and enjoy the ride…I may even drive this time…who knows…

Jane…

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Truth of the Moment…

This morning…as I stood under…the lopside of the moon… BerthaJane Carrollwhispered…live your truth

She’s told me that before…every day…in fact…but…this morning it is different…today she is reminding me…that my truth changes all the time… it isn’t a Universal Truth…like the multiplication tables…so that once I learn it… all I have to do is…remember and keep going…

No…she says…it’s about honoring the truth of who I am…and what I need…in the moment…and…that changes…all the time…

Sometimes my truth is…to be social…sometimes…to be solitary…sometimes to be active…sometimes to rest…sometimes to work…sometimes to play…

In fact…she says…there is no absolute truth…except…to listen to my heart… because then…I will hear my truth…

Jane