Choices: What we see in loving and leaving.

Messy Room Moving Box Puzzle

“I have given everything I see in this room all the meaning that is has for me.” – A Course In Miracles: Lesson 2


Journal, April 17, 2012 A fitting lesson to dowse in the Course, as I look around me. From room to room, I see boxes stacked wherever there is a spare space. Some holding 36 years of marriage. Some holding the last 18 years of reconciliation.

I give them the meaning that they have. The objects inside are clueless to the purpose assigned to them. On a good day, they speak to relief and gratitude for the honesty expressed that made it necessary to pack them up. On a bad day, they speak to surprises and sideswipes. If I am the meaning-maker, which meaning shall I embrace today?

Yesterday, I made my first serious “pass” through the divorce papers while my husband packed up his “pieces” of the kitchen that was our kitchen – soon to be my kitchen. I am somewhat in awe as this process of acceptance and forgiveness unfolds. And I am grateful that I am journaling through this – writing under fire as it were – and know that I am benefiting exponentially.

Exponentially? Really? How do I know?

We are always choosing stories, are we not? Well then …
that’s my story and I am sticking to it!

Any other meaning-makers out there with stories to tell? What are YOU embracing today? This is the place to share!

The Messy Room and my Facebook Page are two ways that I share the “HOW” of it!

You CAN get here from there!

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18 thoughts on “Choices: What we see in loving and leaving.

  • April 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    So, I realize this may be a tough post to comment on but I REALLY DO want to hear how you embrace making YOUR meaning as life offers its twists and turns to you. 🙂

    • April 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm


  • April 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    This Lesson 2 is always on my mind. It reminds me that while we may be in a concrete physical world… that i create what the reality of it is to me… what I should be thinking is what are these things designed for and why have i acquired them in my life(?)
    it also ‘wakes’ me up every time to realize that others use the same machines i do at work but each experience is different from the perceiver’s perspective… this shows me humility in my own ‘realities’ 😉

    • April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      A choice we get to make every day… 😉

  • April 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I know you…I know your heart…whatever meaning you give your objects – those things that represent the last 36 yrs. of your life – it will have love & forgiveness at the core, as you move forward in the next 36 yrs. of your life… <3

    • April 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for that thought, Michele … that is the intention …

  • April 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    All I can think about when I read this is the courage that it took to write it and put it “out there”. To you I say, ¡Olé! for that. I have some other thoughts that may come in here and there… thank you for sharing!

    • April 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Here’s to jumping through those hoops in a playful spirit, my dear!

  • April 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Once again, I am engaged in the gentleness of your prose, as soft as rose petals and as deep as one’s heart can feel.

    Peace be unto you, my dear Friend.

  • April 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Some thoughts I came across…

    All living things come forth in the sign of the Arousing.
    They come to completion in the sign of the Gentle.
    Completion means that all creatures become pure and perfect.

    The Clinging is the brightness in which all creatures perceive one another.

    The Receptive means the earth, which rejoices all creatures.

    (We) battle in the sign of the Creative. It means that here the dark and the light arouse each other.

    The Abysmal means water, to which all creatures are subject.
    Therefore it is said: “He toils in the sign of the Abysmal.”

    Keeping still is where beginning and end of all creatures are completed.
    Therefore it is said: “He brings them to perfection in the sign of Keeping Still.”

    “Tratado I Ching — El Canon de las Mutaciones — “El Séptimo Tiempo”” by Ricardo Andreé
    English translation by Luis E. Andrade, NJ USA., 2010.
    Edited – Sparhawk

    Peace…for both of you…

    • April 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Wow. Profound and beautiful. Thank you for this, Joseph. 😉

  • April 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Vivendo no momento.

    Puzzles são intrigantes, não são?

    • May 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      🙂 Yes, most intriguing …

    • May 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you, El … from a writer like yourself who is walking the path you are … that means a lot. xo

  • May 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

    As a person who worked as a professional declutterer for many years, I understand how people how onto stuff. There are stories attached to unattractive drinking glasses. And even papers can be infused with meaning. Some folks become the “keeper of the goods” for the entire family. It can be quite a burden. Looking at everything and then letting it go can feel really good. Good luck to your on your journey.

  • May 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Also, it’s nice to meet you. I found you through El. My blog is Teachers & Twits, if you feel like bopping by. Today I have a guest blogger, and I’m sure he’d love a little comment-love.

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