Footnotes on the path of life….
2016 is nearing completion…
taking the opportunity to 'review' my experiences from this time frame… & in the midst of doing this flashed back even further back to the 90's when I began using the computer, my son Lucas showed me how. It was all new & exciting & a bit overwhelming… & such an adventure! I knew it was a tool to answer questions & I had so many! I discovered a few spiritual sites, one in particular, it allowed an individual to share their story, I thought I was doing it anonymously… sending my words out to cyberspace... I laugh now, realizing what one puts on the internet is always there, visible for ANYone to read or see…. I remember being so open in my sharing, allowing myself to be vulnerable… i was shocked when someone “commented” on my writing… I automatically shut down for a while ,it honestly frightened me! … course I opened again, made some dear friends along the way; many who, altho I have never met in the flesh; & yet the experience of our sharing so openly back & forth created a bond between us that we share to this day!
There was a time I journaled daily to rid myself of the monsters in my head… interestingly since joining social media, & sharing my stories, art, photos on~line… the monsters rarely bother me, & I find I journal in a different way these days.
I realize we each use social media in our own ways, for our own reasons, personally I realized/decided it was a wonderful opportunity to share love & joy! To share my creativity….
& so that is what I do!!!
This morning I took some time to re~visit many of the photos I shared during 2016 on my fb page… I chose 5, 5 being the number of change… & I am ready for change, ready for the start of a “new Year” ready to put 2016, a 9 year 9 being completions behind me & open the door to 2017 a “1” year, a year of new beginnings… symbolically, of course the years are just a way our society marks the passing of time.
It was interesting to see all the photos I had shared, mostly my art, & nature photos.
Technology is pretty amazing for sure… a way to catalog our lives, to review at a later date...my website & blogs keep track of it all as well… these days I rarely care who sees what… I am who I am!
No hiding, not from myself, not from anyone.
So blessings to 2016
thank you for being present everyday! thank you for all the opportunities you offered..... thank you for some really amazing memories.... thank you for the lessons of growth & healing as well.…i am grateful for your companionship~ there were some heavy things that took place, most importantly the dark places were lit up with light, much exposed! No more hiding!!!
i look forward to your replacement; 2017, with a sense of wonder & excitement~~ blessings to 2016 as it winds down & prepares to leave~~
warmest hugs of love, joy & goodness~
molly rice ~~aka earthdeva