Well as you can read from the title there is a lot of exciting news happening here at the HÓZHÓ project. We have started working with Bloom For Women. Bloom is an organization that offers a place of healing for women who have dealt with trauma due to betrayal in relationships. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with these amazing people and I am in awe of what they are doing. They are pretty rad and working hard to help those dealing with trauma to take their shame out of pain (kind of right up our alley eh?).
Another person I have recently gotten to know is pretty awesome herself; she goes by the name of Scabs. She is the heart and soul of Bloom Retreats (which you can learn more about here) and loves hippy skirts and poop jokes almost as much as me. In fact, we enjoyed talking to each other so much we decided torecord it (sadly, the poop jokes were taken out; but trust me there were enough between the both of us). On a more serious note, this was a gift for me to be a part of. I am so grateful that I was able to be on Scabs and Bloom's podcast series called Love Rice. It was hard and yet so beautiful to talk again about what shaped this project and my painful experiences. Surprisingly though, even more healing was listening to it. What a great way to heal by experiencing and sharing my pain through different senses. I have now been able to see a photo of myself dealing with my pain and now, recently, I got to hear myself explaining it. Our bodies truly are gifts and, I believe, so are our feelings that come with them. As I have grown through this experience and this project a quote has come from the back of my mind from the year 2006. The quote is from one of my favorite books that I read that year that has always stayed with me. The book is entitled, Tuesdays With Morrie . It reads:
“If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely.”
― Mitch Albom,
This is what I have intended to do right from the beginning: Experience, so that I might be able to finally let go. So go ahead, dive in with me and who knows, you might come out learning something new..about yourself.
From us to you,
You can also view more Love Rice podcasts on itunes here.