Spark Joy 2

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The tidying continues…

I find working with categories and sub-categories facilitates this process.

Taking on medicine cabinet stuff and bathroom miscellany.

Now why am I hanging onto little soaps, shampoos, and shower caps from hotel travels?

Excellent question, Susan.

And why am I hanging on to cosmetic samples and skin creams, sent to me unsolicited?

Again, good question.

And, and why am I retaining old, outdated medicines, cough syrups, prescriptions for the pain for the broken foot over 3 years ago?

Warning:  Transparency Ahead

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The answer to the why I hold onto these kinds of things is FEAR.

Brandon Kidwell Photography

Brandon Kidwell Photography

As a child, growing up, I knew periods of feast and famine.

Chronic uncertainty that my basic needs would be provided for.

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That explains things.

Remnants of childhood trauma.

Kiera Malone

Kiera Malone

Kiera Malone captures an essential aspect of the child within–

who I learned much more about in Marion Woodman Wellsprings Intensives.

I also found, along with her, in my shadow, much light, comfort, and solid goodness.

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(The Sealskin Sealskin Selkie story remains very dear and close to my heart.)

Now certainly, I can approach the fear of the tiny soaps and medicine bottles with a little help from Mother?

I can hear her voice.

She can help me sort this from that.c97da919dbdde28ed05cdfafcb89a30c

As for Sparking Joy:

With a little bit of help, I think I can do it.

Vox Anima, SDM

Art Credit as Captioned; Pinterest

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