The Alchemy of Being Broken: Shifting Pain into Beauty.

The Alchemy of Being Broken: Shifting Pain into Beauty.

I've been dipped in the slow glaze of mollasses of really doing this work---shifting the hurt and pain into art and gold. 

Making the pain into something that feels pure again. 

And I've done it---the ashes of the past sift through my open palms, I am no longer grasping the ache like it's the seed of my identity.

Knowing I can let go---

That is the seed. 

That is what will bear fruit. 

Not the pain itself, but in how we respond to it---how we hold it, behold it; let it move us as it creates and re-creates us. 

The pain is not healing in itself. 

Our choice, our will---that's what can make it healing. 

This understanding glistens as tears do, in the corners of my eyes cascading through my being to reach all parts of me…


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