Melissa Daum addresses an extremely relevant topic — considering the pressure to curate one’s life for the sake of Instagram.
Navigating the desire to translate something experiential into something verbal, while also hoping that your listener will remain interested and responsive.
Deepening intimacy can be as wonderful as it is terrifying. Learning to trust your partner can feel bumpy at best, and at other times, like reaching into your chest, pulling out your heart, and handing it over to the other person to take care of.
Falling asleep, falling in love, falls off buildings, tripping and falling, falls from innocence, falls from grace, rain, leaves, Icarus, Adam and Eve, and Humpty Dumpty — falls captivate our greatest fears and our flights of imagination.
Become the container of your emotional waters and be free to wonder about what’s next.
Dreams like yours, that wake us up in the night, also have the potential to wake us up to what we’d rather turn a blind eye toward. My advice is to try and sit down with the wolf and actively dialogue with it. Ask the wolf what it wants to tell you, what is it you’re not looking at, and what it’ll do to you if you keep up your current pace.
It’s natural for us to protect whatever we value the most, and this is echoed in your dream house, as you have to go through many rooms and doors to reach the riches. It’s like you’re protecting something very precious, yet very big.
The good news, kind of, is that ruts are going to happen again and again over the course of a long-term relationship. It’s nice when a couple can recognize the signs they’re beginning to swing too far into it and take ownership of how they’re showing up…
Skin marks the passage of time, yet it’s always with us, thus the paradox of mortality and timelessness is held by our skin. Like other liminal images — twilight, shore, gate — skin occupies a similar threshold space in our archetypal imagination, a porous border at the meeting of two worlds.
This space serves as a place of healing and wonder, redeeming the cast-out witches, queens and goddesses in you, the modern woman.