Soulwriter Hillary Rain can touch my heart like very few can. Today I read her words and they awakened something in me that I can't yet describe. So I just wanted to share a part of it with you. Just read these words and let them wander about in your mind. Let them sink into your heart and wrap themselves around your bones.


I am flooded with a sudden and deep hunger to do things differently.

What if I choose to believe I have everything I need whether I see or feel it, or not? What if I believe I am loved and wanted despite the uncertainty and pain of “it’s complicated” …? What if I choose to believe that I can lose the weight I carry—and keep it off? What if I choose to believe that money will not be an issue?

What if I just do what feels good to my body? Stretching my limbs gently in pools of sunlight on the floor, curvy hips swaying to sultry rhythms, warm, soothing oils on my skin.

What if I believe I am enough? That I am where I need to be, whether that means in this body, in this apartment, in this city, in my work?

What if I truly believed the best about others and their intentions? What would that look like; how would it feel? What if I moved beyond the fear of being taken advantage of, and simply loved—and loved well? What if I could have the softest and most immense compassion for those who criticize, judge, imitate, debate, and react, knowing these things explicitly show their own fear, terror, insecurity and shame?

What if the soft expanse of my arms is the only circle I need and so I am never “in” or “out” … I am, just simply, I AM?

What if I could show mercy first?

What if the very breath in my lungs is gratitude—inhale—compassion—exhale? What if I moved through life as embodied prayer? What if my life is the altar, my sacrament is gentleness, and the reinvention I crave is wholeness?

What if I could be, really be, the hands of the holy—that my touch, my presence, my embrace, my work would be direct portals for the divine to pour through with healing, transformation, and comfort?

With love,


3 opmerkingen:

  1. wauw. prachtige woorden om de dag mee te beginnen. dankjewel voor het delen!
    xo, cheyenne

  2. Kippenvel...prachtige woorden. Hillary Rain raakt mijn hart en ziel elke keer met haar manier van schrijven. Dit zijn inderdaad woorden om over na te denken en diep in je hart te laten binnenkomen.

  3. Wauw, ik heb ze de afgelopen dagen al een aantal keer gelezen. De tekst raakt me echt en verwoordt precies hoe ik zou willen leven. Heel erg bedankt voor het delen :)