Okay, hands up all of you that idolized your father or mother as a child? Or later a teacher, a lover, a mentor, a spiritual leader, a TV or movie star, a rock star? Okay, that’s pretty much all of us…
As a woman who chose not to have children (and has no regrets, but many, many happy memories of being a fabulous aunt and now step-grandmother) Mother’s Day has not meant to me what it means to many women.
But what if you just go ahead and give yourself a gap decade? Just go with it, keep yourself open to the new, and see what happens. Scary, I know… but it could also lead to some pretty amazing life exploration and adventure.
It may sound cliché, but I've wanted to be a princess since I was six when interviewed on video about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I never thought of this childhood memory again as more than a slightly embarrassing example of how challenging I find it to think on my feet. Until recently.
It took two car accidents, cancer, and the face of Jesus in the hospital’s overhead light for her to reconnect with what Spirit was trying to communicate. (I envision an Aretha Franklin-like angel wagging her finger and saying, “You gotta gift, girl, you better stop wasting it!”)
kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students to help them find their voice and nurture their Wounded Wild Child through journaling. Her passion is to support women in realizing their true identity as Wild Women, claiming their passions, and speaking their truths as they become their most authentic selves. (Photo by EagleSpirit Soul Shots)