Reverb day 4: less than and more than accepting

#reverbWe are all lightning rods, conduits for that which the Universe wants born into this world. What energies did you channel this year?
This year has been about acceptance – acceptance of who I am, acceptance of what other people are.

Everything that I have written this year has, somewhere along the line, been about that, saying, ‘You and I have a right to be in the world, the way we are just at this minute, imperfect, hesitant, apologetic as we are, none the less, there is a place for us.’ All the jewellery I have made has said, ‘Look at this thing! Isn’t it gorgeous?’ Even in my day job I have been thinking about better ways to work with what we already know.

And acceptance isn’t really the right word, either; it goes too far and not far enough. I don’t necessarily want to accept all situations, and I want to do more than just accept people. What I am trying to say is that I want to meet people where they are, without trying to change them – frustrating as that is when those people are not themselves accepting, and are trying to change me or other people. I want to let people be who they are, not who I think they ought to be. That’s what I’ve been writing about all year.

I want to see what is really there. I want clear-sighted love. I want to show that this is possible for everyone. That is, it turns out, what I have been striving for all this year.

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