Conflict is inevitable remember this and push through the rugged terrains, steep cut-offs, shaky uncertain bridges that typically stop us from going further daring to trust. Beautiful, wonderful and amazing new forms of a current relationship can form with these efforts to persist, go further, dare opportunity to meet us all one day. Love, forgiveness, yes tears too can take everything we cherish through the worst we imagine and surprise us with wonder, inspiration and awe.
– Stephanie Bartholomew-Crespin, LMSW, LMAC, LCSW
Today we have our usual trifecta of cat-related items—and lagniappe as well. First, some wonderful cat armor. What is it used for? Well, I don’t know, but I suppose it’s useful against armed mice or unarmed but vicious rats. Click on the screenshot to read: The text is short, but there are many pictures of…Caturday felid trifecta: Medieval cat armor; Russian mother cat raises baby hedgehogs; “talking” cat helps scientists; and lagniappe — Why Evolution Is True
It takes great courage to drop your armor, expose your soft inside, and come to terms with the reality of what’s happening around you. It’s a powerful thing to then realize that you can survive it. When we examine our intimate relationships from this perspective, we realize that they aren’t for finding static, lifelong bliss like we see in the movies. They’re for helping us evolve a psycho-spiritual spine, a divine endoskeleton made from conscious self-awareness so that we can evolve into a better life without recreating the same problems for ourselves again and again. When we learn to find our emotional and spiritual support from inside ourselves, nothing that changes our environment or relationships can unsettle us.
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“That’s what we are, broken people living in a broken society,” p 17 Traces of Trauma.