Junism for today
Once you have your own experience of something, no one can ever take it away. You own it. It's yours. Voila. There's really no way to know what it feels like to jump out of a plane until you actually jump out of a plane.
Stop talking yourself out of stuff and just do it already!
An earlier Junism:
I think it's better to open your mouth and risk putting your foot in it than to hold it all together, push down what you're thinking or feeling and risk not being authentic.
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- Here is what the still, small voice said to me…
- It’s a Fine Line…
- Everything and Not Enough don’t fit in the same Box.
- I took a leap of faith…
- Becoming Visible…
- ‘How do you listen to the universe’ he asked…..
- What am I ‘working’ on? Personally? …
- I don’t want to die wishing I would have…
- Teenagers today….Yikes!
- One never knows….
BREAKTHROUGH by June P. Miller
I have come to some resolve
To solve the problems
that evolve around me.
For nature always has its chance
to let the willows weep,
And we need time to dwell on life
and patterns that lie deep.
Your chance will come to let it go
The sky will open soon,
And you'll be left to tear into
your unattended wounds.
You've come this far
with fears in tact
And ready to move through.
The confusion that has held you near,
That sticks to you like glue.
So peel away your mask today
and let the rivers run.
Go with the flow, through ice and snow,
And on your way have fun.
And if your world is all but warm,
then turn the other cheek.
A mountain always has two sides
but the peek is always steep.
I believe that you can reach the top
And I'm not afraid to press
The parts of you that cry for love
And search for tenderness.
It's natural for me to be here for you.
This is my mission today.
There's no place to run, it's useless to hide.
Anyway what you want is to stay.
Drink deep from the words that are coming to you
That they provoke feelings
that cause a breakthrough.
The ocean is so wide. The wind is so strong
And you have just entered upon a new dawn.
I took a leap of faith. It’s not surprising. It’s what most would expect of me anyway. I mean, I never was one for standing still. My dad used to say “Junie, you can’t hit a moving target” and I took that to heart. Get a move on… say yes – and if you don’t know what you’re doing or where you’re going then that’s ok too. Because a minute from now is a long time and a lot can change in a minute.
Oh, just a minute. She says… well turn up the fire and pedal to the medal a minute is a mighty long time. I can change my mind; I can make it a rhyme as long as I don’t care if I’ve got enough time. I get to decide the twist and the turns and my revelations are subject to burn in a seconds notice… because…
I took a leap of faith.
Parade yourself in the face of reflection that you are the answer to all life’s directions.
I love you. How could I not? From every direction I am still the same me… sitting on my daddy’s knee, in my minds eye, at a time when moving was so yesterday.
I took a leap of faith.
Inside Outside It’s all the same.
A wild hunted heart can never be tamed.
Leap. I dare you. The sky might just catch you and the ground send you flying – for the only thing that matters is there’s movement and you can’t do anything about it.
Just BE. Now that’s a leap of faith.
I dare you. I share you. I am you.
We are challenged and called and drawn to each other. We swim to the shore for safety and cover. And we love. Oh how we love. With abandon and hope and terror and understanding. Or do we. Or can we. Or shall we. Are we? Are we here for each other? Do you know what that means? The phone calls, the one-liners, the rehearsing your dreams. For me. My love. My sacred self. My one and only truest of truths… I’ve got you. I am you. I share you. I dare you.
Leap. And Leap again. And again.
I love you. I surrender. There is no place else to go, but home.
You’re welcome. It took you long enough.
I started to call this blog post, Going Big – then I felt a little small so I looked at what’s really going on and realized it’s more like becoming visible. I’ve always had that quirky, outgoing ‘out there’ kind of way of being but the truth is I use that side of myself to deflect – to keep others from seeing the me thats me… thats private… that’s either my best self or my worst self depending on the moment. Oh the things I know, that I keep to myself. The me I know, that I struggle to share, the questions I have that I hope to never find answers to. Oh Life. Oh Love. Oh the day to day call for us to be more of who we are, to stand up, show up, grow up or just get through the day with a genuine smile.
The call. What the heck is that? What is that burning desire pulling each of us to show the f__k up? For ourselves first. Then for each other. There. I said it. It’s holding our own in a sea of chaos… creating boundaries that keep us safe and knowing when to move forward and when to retreat. It’s the call to do our ‘work’ -to listen for and adjust our inner dialogue, to notice the quality of our experience depending on the people we’re surrounding ourelves with, to find something beautiful in everyone we meet. It’s the call to master the way in which we’re creating our everything. And if that means becoming visible… then So Be It. We’ve got this.
I’d rather be seen for who I am and really be seen, than pretend to be seen for who I’m not and be invisible.
Now… about that feeling small – I changed my mind.
You with me?