Go where you are loved

Slowly but surely, I am writing my guidebook for my oracle/affirmation cards. Here is a little sample. Enjoy 🙂 ❤️✏️

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Go only where you are loved.

Photo taken at South Mountain Fairy Trail in Millburn, NJ

During a difficult transition in my life, when I was convinced I had lost my home after my first marriage ended, a young, gifted group counselor told us the word “home” names a place where the people who live there have to take you in when there’s no other place for you to go. Estranged husbands, wives, lovers, and friends don’t have to take you in when the world goes up in flames. But there is always someone who will shelter you without question or judgement.
This is about going home, but it may not be the home you think you want. It may be the home that deep down you know you need. You just haven’t realized it yet.
Leave the place where you may feel expendable or devalued. You are not an obligation. You are not convenient. That’s not how human beings should view the hearts and minds of others.
Go where you know you’re needed and wanted. Stay where you are loved despite all of your faults and poor decisions. That’s when you’ll be home.

Muses 10 through 18

Muse 10 allows 

for that amazing voice 

in the shower. 

11 helps that same voice 

bounce beautifully 

off gravestones. 

Muse 12 dries your eyes 

after a too-big glob of wasabi 

or a too-hot shot of saki. 

13 is the impossibly long wait 

for coffee in the morning 

that makes you miss the multicar 

pile-up on the interstate. 

She’s the extra dead rose 

hidden in his “forgive me” dozen.

14 gives you the years 

you get with your dog or grandparents.

15 hits you with thirteen’s thorns 

for wasting that time. 

16 builds up your walls 

and shapes your wrecking balls 

that crumble them. 

17 helps break the news gently 

when all you want is to be alone. 

18 pummels you with sixteen’s wrecking ball

when you think you need permission.