Getting naked takes courage.
Vulnerability may be excruciating but it inspires others to be vulnerable as well. Throughout my “Dark Night of the Soul” which lasted approximately 3 years, I found it incredibly helpful to read about others who had gone through similar hardships (mainly facing their own shadows as I was being required to do). In reading their stories, I felt the tugging on my heart to share my own – to get naked, transparent, vulnerable. It takes courage, as you, my reader, may already know for yourself.
This blog is my truth in stages. I wrote what I felt during each stage of transition in facing my shadows. (My personal favorite post discusses the difference between naked and nude – you can read it here) It wasn’t until the sun came out and put an end to my dark night that I realized what the transformation was all about. I am no longer the woman who wrote these blogs. I am a new version of her as my journey continues to take on new twists and turns.
I hope you will gain the courage to go through your own dark night by reading some of my posts and that you too will face your shadows with all the courage you can muster! Get bare naked with yourself and with the world! Some day you too will bask in the warmth of the sun on your naked skin and smile at the sweetness that results from having experienced bitterness.
In addition to “baring it all” in this blog post, I write fiction and am working on a novel currently. I also provide leadership training to organizations and corporations (Johnny Supervisor).
When I’m not working, I’m hiking, cycling, or talking to trees, flowers, and rocks. There is so much beauty in this world; Mother Nature has been my #1 cheerleader during the “dark times”. (I love you Mother Nature!)