The Experiment: Day 60 ~ Today I Am Celebrating All That I Am, Will You Celebrate YOU too?

In 1892, in Song of Myself, Walt Whitman wrote these words, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself…” This is what I am doing today, and I would love it if you would join me in celebrating yourself too. In the United States this is Thanksgiving week, and I know that despite all the things going on in the world we each still have much to be thankful for. Right now we need to begin with ourselves. If we are going to move forward with all the grace and power we have within us we have to stop right here and now and sing ourselves with our whole heart. I am singing now!

60 days ago I rose up out of the debilitating depression that I had been lost in for so long. I was determined to spend the next year changing my life. I took my life in my hands and began, here on the blog, to search for truth, beauty, and happiness, and a whole new way to live. I knew that despite the fact that I have a good therapist, and a wonderful man moderating my medications, I was going to have to do a whole lot more than that if I were going to change my life and recover the self that I had lost these last hard years. And I have done just that, I am doing that, and I will carry on. And through my Mindfulness Mentoring sessions with others, as well as the Comfort Calls that I do I am helping others to do the same. I am not only deeply committed to seeing my way into a whole new life, I want to see others step forward into all that they might become too. We can do this, and isn’t it time?

Here’s what I want you to do. Seriously, I am doing this too, we can do it together…

Get any kind of cheap notebook or beautiful journal you would like to use. You are going to write in it everyday, maybe several times a day, but you only need to write down brief phrases, one at a time, or as many as you can think of in a great rush of words! You are singing your song! Raise your voice up! Let me hear you!

Here is how I have begun…

I am so much stronger than I ever knew.

I am gentle.

I am kind.

I am a wise old crone.

I love being 63, I wouldn’t go back to being younger for love nor money!

I am ready to take on the world.

I am going to save my own life.

I am going to help others save their own lives too.

I love bright yellow. I want more yellow in my life!

I am beautiful in my own cattywompus lopsided sort of way and I love myself just as I am.

I love this full, large body that has protected me and kept me safe for so long but I am ready to gently begin to peel back the layers. As I lose this weight I will embrace coming out of hiding. I am ready. It is time.

I am generous, I am open-hearted, and I am loving, but I am strong enough now to do my work and not give it away for free. I am going to show myself the respect that I want others to show themselves as well. I am ready to own my worth.

I am going to live a glorious life fulfilled, and bigger, and brighter, and more fabulous than I ever imagined! I am doing this right now, every single day new doors and windows to my future open. I am almost blinded the light is so bright. I put my head back and let the sun shine on my face, it feels so good.

I know there is nothing I cannot do if I put all my love and heart and energy behind it. I can propel myself forward each day and celebrate every little new thing that comes to me along the way. There are miracles happening all around me. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

And I am going to continue on adding to my list, every day, every hour, and I am going to keep reading through my list of thing so I remember them, and I am going to make them active and alive in the world, I am going to make them happen. I will create vision boards on brightly colored construction paper and put them up all over my house. I am on fire! There’s no stopping me now! And there’s no stopping you either. Just get started!

And you can start right here, right now, today, and put your first 3 phrases, the first 3 things that come to you, in the comments below. Sharing them, writing them down, is powerful. Begin here, transfer those 3 phrases to your notebook, AND KEEP GOING!

I GOT THIS! YOU GOT THIS! WE GOT THIS! Now don’t wait another minute, it’s time to begin.

I will be here cheering you on from the sidelines. I am so going to enjoy watching you shine!


The Experiment ~A 365 Day Search For Truth, Beauty &
Day 1 ~ Introduction To The Project
“Do or do not. There is no try.”

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  1. My Prison Wisdom book enters the bloodstream of the world, and I celebrate all my writers and readers

    Peace is my birthright

    Love is my basic nature


  2. I am wise.

    I am strong enough to take what is to come.

    What I create is beautiful.


  3. I smiled deliberately.

    For the past day and I half I get weepy. It only happens about one a year and doesn’t last too many days. It slips in and out of my day like a strong breeze playing hide and seek through branches of a tree.

    • Oh Marge, I’m so sorry that you are going through this kind of time. I know those kind of times and they can be so hard. And I don’t know about you but it seems that now that the holidays are upon us these times will come, I think especially for those of us who are older and have so much of our lives stored in memory and so many loved ones gone, it all seems to come up when the holidays come, doesn’t it? Or is it different for you honey? I want you to know that I am holding you so close in my heart and prayers. This too shall pass…

      And I’m so glad that you were able to smile… 🙂

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