Life is pain. (Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something.)

And that grief, sorrow, wrenching heartbreak… deserves honor

Deserves space.

There is just as much awe waiting for us in the shadow as in the light.

We are not meant to hold our suffering forever

But we are meant to honor it.

Just as we digest physical food that restores our life energy, we also must digest all the experiences that come to us.

We can lovingly move it through our systems, our bodies.

Taking what serves and giving the rest back to the Mother.


Michelle Garfinkel

I help people rediscover awe and wonder through sexual and spiritual healing. Find resources and more at

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