by Natasha Botkin
Recently, I observed a lovely young woman walking across the parking lot. Other drivers clearly annoyed that she seemed to be off in a distant thought or misery. I patiently sat waiting for her to cross with her two young children. The little girls dancing and singing, while their mom well- she looked as if she was a walking robot- someone who has given up.
Sadly, she did not even recognize that she had lost one of her shopping bags. I hopped out of my vehicle, picked this up for her and asked if she needed anything. Her response was anything, but demure, basically hollering at me “Get me out of this life, I used to be like my girls happy and now I am beyond miserable, no one listens to me!” She grabbed her shopping bag and stormed off.
I sat for a moment looking at my rear view mirror. Tear popped into my eyes, for not only this beautiful young woman, but also for me. In all honesty, I have been there.
As a child, I was so happy and free. One could locate me hanging upside down in a tree (yes with my dress over my head, panties showing–whoopsie), splashing in a puddle, creating the most magical mud pies or dancing among the flowers, fairies and forest creatures.
Unfortunately, my family had no sense of how dearly special I am. They found me annoying, too busy, too free. Often, I would hear sit still. Can’t you be quiet and finally, sit down and shut up.
In my teen years, I was often found to be at home all alone, singing at the top of my lungs trying to procure happiness of any kind and still would be told to be quiet. One day as a young woman, I sat down and shut up. Was it due to the domestic violence, was it that no matter what I said, no one would listen? I am not sure, a cloak of invisibility went on in the teen years and more so as a very, young mom, t-shirts, leggings, rarely did I dress up.
Then one day, my dress style began to show. Something began to emerge, slowly and I mean slow as molasses, slowly. Better late, than never….
One day during a meeting, I spoke up, others shocked that I had said, what I had just said. Internally, me saying enough, there is no reason, to sit idly by and be told to basically shut up via the admintrator. After the meeting, I, clearly recall a co-worker looking at me, and saying, “It’s about damn time your finally showed up.”
From there, the cloak of invisibility began to feel heavy, hurt, headaches, migraines, neck aches, shoulder aches. I slipped this off and went hmmm, maybe. Slowly, the cloak of invisibility to sliding further and further until, it was off. In real life, I do have a cloak, love it, but I know when to place this on and when to take it off. There is no more hiding, I am here to shine, to shout, to let it all out.
Sorry fellows, this is for all the lovely, beautiful ladies who forgot their beauty. In fact fellows, you all have mothers, sisters, lovers, partners, but most importantly, you have daughters. Teach these beautiful young ladies to shine and shine in a beautiful manner!
Ladies. we deserve to sing from the most special places of our hearts: Light, shine, dance, free…. It’s Time!!
For some this may seem difficult, off. That’s okay, I am quite alright with my quirkiness. It is a natural part of my shining beauty. We at the Magical Blessings Healing Center would love to help you break out of your cocoon to shine.
Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings