Today a cancer survivor emailed me asking me if I would be interested in http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday" Her names is Heather Von St. James. You can read more about her story at http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.VMfJgGR4qFI
What she has done annually on the First Saturday in February is to write her fears on a plate (glass, ceramic...breakable) and then tosses it into a fire. Although the real Lung Leavin Day will be celebrated on February 2nd. It can be done this week, let's say. Or write it on the 2nd and break it on Saturday.
I like this idea. She said it has been quite therapeutic!
It is something I would love the ladies of WIND to do and anyone else who cares to join Heather.
I have a different ending to the broken plates and perhaps NOT break them in a fire, but break them. Then, in the near future, remake them into mosaics of Garden Stepping Stones or on a flower pot.
Transforming our fears into where "something grows".
We all know that our fears steal our days or nights and can freeze us into not living life; but dreading it.
Fear doesn't have to be a blockage but it can be a stepping stone into the unknown.
It can be just a voice from the peanut gallery and what it 'believes' can/could/might happen.
We can end our fears by writing them and facing them and being challenged by them.
So, between now and February 2nd, start compiling your fears.
Gather them together.
Listen for the ones who scream the loudest and steal your peace.
And, Write them down.
Some of us will need a big plate or small handwriting.
Others....may write fears we used to have as a reminder of what we have overcome.
My plate will be the later.
I have had volumes of fears which can be boiled down into a few main categories.
Find a plate and begin to write your fears!
(We can then post our plates on WIND's Facebook page. And then the ones where we took the broken fears and created something beautiful!) Thanks Heather for getting in touch!)