What is it that rings
Through her bones
Leading her to throw stones
At all that ever taught her
Not to listen to the singing
Of her soul?
©Ashley Castle Barnes
The older I get, the more I notice the all the ways I’ve internalized messages and beliefs that have steered me away from what I know to be true for myself, deep in my bones.
I’m remembering what I’ve always known.
And I’m turning away from the things that no longer feel in alignment with who I know I am, who I want to be, and the legacy I want to leave.
I’m choosing myself over the voices which pull me elsewhere.
I’m following my weird.
It’s a mantra that came up from a podcast interview about my book, Liminal: Between Life and Breath, and I had no idea the power it possessed.
The words simply fell out of my mouth and are now throwing stones at all my old beliefs and messages about fitting in and being my weird self.
A journey I’ve been on for a long time, now gaining momentum.
Each step informing the next and reinforcing the path.
What old beliefs and messages are you throwing stones at today?