Pain can be a beautiful thing. It cracks you open. It makes

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Pain can be a beautiful thing. It cracks you open. It makes

Pain can be a beautiful thing. It cracks you open. It makes

Pain can be a beautiful thing. It cracks you open. It makes you REAL. ✨When I think about all of the people in my life who have abandoned me, HURT me, taken advantage of me, or betrayed me, I feel compassion…not just for them, but for myself. I take responsibility, and first and foremost, I forgive myself for allowing myself to feel HURT. I feel my heart. I cry. And I tell myself that it is OK. The only person I’m required to love is: myself. At the end of the day, I am the one who has to live…with myself. The fibers that make up my soul are pure, and I trust in this. I believe in beauty of all forms. Sometimes this life is crazy confusing and things in the present may not make sense, but in hindsight, each experience teaches us a lesson if we allow it. It’s called FAITH. REAL isn’t how you are made, it’s what you become.✨ The Velveteen Rabbit once asked me, “Does it hurt?…being real?” ✨ My reply: “Sometimes, but when you are Real you don’t mind being hurt—you become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” ✨

This incredible photo was taken by the spirited @bellakotak and the amazing @sofiavanderdys, two of my soul sisters who have helped me in my journey…I love you.

#FullyRaw #FullyReal #vulnerability #emotion #truth #empowerment #goddess #unicornblood #wisdom

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