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Saturday, 19 September 2009

a letter from the future

the Artist's Way asked us to write a letter from our 80year old selves to our selves now... mine seems to be very wise.. so please take this letter as some wisdom from the ages.. my inner wise woman.. who is there in my future.....

Dear darling Miss*R,
here I am 80yrs old!! And I am looking back at our life and at you who is the younger me. On the threshold of your wisdom years. the first thing that springs to mind is to tell you to love yourself. that is the most important thing. each and every day, enjoy the journey ~ laugh and take time to enjoy the moment ~ don't look ahead to the future or back to the past ~ have no regrets ~ thank life experiences and let them go. Take time to listen to others but more importantly to listen to your inner voice, the intuition. and always take time to nurture and pamper yourself. forget rules and create !! write poetry, splash paint, blow bubbles, meditate. study astrology, mythology, herbs and flower essences. enjoy the study, have fun with it. visit sacred sites, hold sacred circles, go on retreat and dream. eat well, drink lots of water. love, love and love
but as it says in Desiderata
above all be gentle with yourself
may the Goddess be with you on your journey
~ much love from your older self


Diva Kreszl said...

VERY VERY wise woman that 80 year old you! You should definitely listen to her, I know I am going to!

Winterwood said...

Hello Robyn.. I am reading this in my room in melbourne - so I'm just up the road from you as it the mo! here on a mini break, having fun blowing bubbles and above all enjoying myself and being gentle on my self and guess feels GREAT!!!!! back home soon refreshed!!
very good post!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great letter!

Grammy said...

beautiful and wise letter. Such good advice.

Billie Jane said...

what a wonderful idea... I think I will ask my future self to write me a letter too. I hope you are going to follow the advice, it seems very wise to me.

Rose said...

A really lovely letter! XXX

Laurie said...

Beautiful letter Robyn. Such wonderful advice you/she has. I need to blow more bubbles in my life!