Updates and Reflections

From Julie to Robyn - February 6th

Dear Robyn,

You have given me so much - I know you know - but really, you did give me a map to the care of my injured, lonely, and frightened little selves. Every day I have at least one experience of tuning inward and honoring my little ones that comes out of our work. Just the phrase, "that doesn't work for me" or the question, "does this work for me?" is one of the most powerful blessings. I can say for the first time in my life, not only do I love myself, but I'm actually IN love with myself. Wild!

I have felt so heard and and supported by you over these years, it just feels right - totally right for me! - to shout from my electronic mountaintops that your book is here. I think this must be what it feels like to have a mother who was safe and loving and supportive - there is just no question of wanting to be supportive in return. As I write this, I can see that it is actually another gift to me, to get to feel this whole-hearted desire to support you, SOOO different from the ambivalence and resentment that appear every time my mom or dad needs my help!

On top of that, I want the world to have access to your work. I believe in my cells that learning to be a safe, loving parent to ourselves is the most important thing any of us can do. And I want to live in a world with safe loving people. So there's that.

Sending big love and hugs,
Julie