I think it comes from our childhood, making and asking for promises with great hope and expectation because we’re too young to consider all factors involved when we ask our father for a pony at 11:45pm when he has to be at work at 5:30am. Despite the broken and unkept promises of our youth, somehow we remain expectant for all those wonderful things to come to us even if we are continually disappointed. It stems from a hope that something we desire will manifest because someone we love and trust said so – and so it is right? That’s how it works – ask and you shall receive? Yes, if you are asking God not man. I’ve made many promises in my life with the best of intentions but now that I understand the power of intention and that it is, in fact a contract – my word, just as valuable to me as those I share my word with.
It’s been a long time since I believed in promises. But I have grown and healed a lot over the past eighteen months. Writing Hide & Seek – “There’s no truth in fear” – available January 14th, 2020 has helped me find my truth, speak it and live it. With this new love of self and integrity I’ve found the key to intimacy. I’ve also found my faith and with it a desire to make promises again. What a wonderful feeling to know their power AND acknowledge their power and my responsibility to keep them. It fills my heart with joy and so many other things that I’ve longed for.
Promises are magical and fill us with hope so powerful that our hearts sing, we smile and we wholeheartedly believe!
What am I saying? Basically what I’m saying all the time now: words matter! More importantly, the intention, integrity love and energy spoken into them matters. Because of this power words are in fact spells. Choose them carefully and cast them with love and intention. After all, a promise is still a promise and I INTEND to keep all of mine.
The great resignation, the great recruitment - do's & don'ts, the cancer of inequity, and the power in belonging – tools to thrive in this OPPORTUNITY of uncertainty.