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OTHERING #3

How do we other on the daily? By deciding anything about our lives, our time, our needs is more important than anyone else's. We decide that our humanity is more "real," that our experience is the only one that matters. We do this all day, every time someone takes a long time at the cashier in front of us, or is going straight on a red light, when we could turn right. We make strangers "others," less real then we are. What we don't realize is that this is cutting us off from our humanity, from our own heart. 

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THE GIFT OF YOU

There was always someone to hug, kiss, play with their hair, etc...The huge amount of love I have in my body-being was able to express itself to willing subjects and I felt so nourished and met, I was in heaven.

Now the problem with this is, that when everyone left, I am now back in my own small family with a deeply introverted husband and son, and a tween son at that, who is appropriately and thank heavens, expressing boundaries around how often I can kiss him and attack him with my mama bear love. When I say "I love you" he says "I am aware of this." I call this a victory. But ..where then, does all this love go?

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LOVING MAMA EARTH

I don't know how to talk about it without sounding new-agey, which I utterly and fully refuse to be. All I know is that when I put my awareness into the earth, damn, I feel Her! When I reach down for support or nourishment, it's there. Automatically. Effortlessly. Unconditionally. 
My thinking mind can't grasp this, but my body knows itself to be inseparable from the body of the earth.

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