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inspirational

Charm Citay

By | inspirational

Charm City Riot 2015

Charm Citay

by MindiMeira

there’s a riot in the citay
there’s a riot in my head
there’s looting on the screen now
makes me want to curl up in bed

Instead I plant
flowers and chants
good deeds over rants
prayers morph the I can’ts

racial war
emotional roar
physical grrrr
spiritual core

what do I know
Bmore youth stow
stigma to overthrow
grief tangible
melting pots blow

mothers talk
congress balks
protesters walk
do gooders stalk

there’s a healing in the citay
there’s a healing in my head
there’s connection on the video
there’s hope instead of dread.

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Mother Bird

By | inspirational
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by MindiMeira
May 11, 2014

Mother Bird, Mother Bird
I see you on the tree.

Mother Bird, Mother Bird.
Are you listening to Me?

As I share of Gratitude
And the Gifts of my Kids
Of surviving and overcoming
How I cried and I bled.
Without a Mother Mentor
I forged my own way
Against unspoken rules
And around secretive power plays.
My sophisticated psyche
Found a tree, built a nest,
My body laid its eggs.
And is still sorting out the rest.
Did you hear, Mother Bird?
Dear Reader,
I am  Fifty Years Old.
My Mother is Dead.
I am Mothering myself this year.
I nurture, soothe, embrace, forgive, accept, hug, stroke, and love myself. I shush my choking sobs and wipe my own tears .I remind myself that I am a Human Being and Doing the best I can. I lovingly chop vegetables, make soup and I carefully feed my sick, wounded, grieving child within.
I am mothering myself.
I am healing!
I am celebrating a precious new relationship.
I am going to be present this  Mother’s Day.
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This Mother’s Day,
I am the Mother
        and
I am  the Child.
Be Gentle with YOU,
Love,
MindiMeira

Signs of Spring

By | inspirational, self revelation, soul, Uncategorized

It’s been a long, cold, relentless Winter.  And I’ve been on a journey, searching. Searching for something nameless.  Searching each someone, for something, something……

I looked all around. In books, tapes, groups, community,  religion, family, in the faces of children, in service, in substances, but that evasive something wasn’t there.

Traveling through the Winter of My Life, I survived metaphoric scalding days, torrential downpours, lightening, thunder, tsunamis, volcanoes, flooding, blizzards, frozen steep mountains.  I’ve traveled far, far out of my comfort zone.

It was the earthquake that revealed the Something. The walls shattered my locked down heart and Something was revealed.  What I yearned for wasn’t out there because the someone or something was my personal meaning and purpose. The Someone was me. The Something was my true thoughts and feelings.

I journeyed, and I found My Self.  I found Myself.  I found the Real Me. The Real Me lives inside my carefully concocted me.

Not until I traveled could I make peace with that which I feared the most: my tears, my pain, my anger, my shame. Not until I learned to acknowledge the younger parts of myself could  I be here to listen, to hear, to understand, to accept, embrace, and nurture myself. Not until I became my own provider, protector, and lover could I see others independently, without the projections I had always cast clouding relationships.

Not until I journeyed and journeyed and journeyed within, did I begin to get to know myself. It’s been a difficult journey and one well worth taking.

I gratefully see signs of Spring.

Launch

By | inspirational

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Getting ready to “LAUNCH” the message……Ladies, how do you fill your cup? How do you take care of yourself so you can take care of others?

The Big Ahavas Yisrael Women’s Project Event is fast approaching and I am praying that G-d blesses our efforts to decrease the distance between his children.

Please G-d, let the Loving Inner Parent speak kindly to all.

Please G-d, let us see how we have so much more in common than that which divides us.

Please G-d, let us learn to nurture Ourselves, so that our Cups are Full to Overflowing,  so we can pour and pour and serve and serve your children with big smiles and full hearts and the joy that can only come from being other centered.

Let these and all the other Self-Nurturance messages be received in open hearts.

Please G-d, one interaction at a time, let us merit to see real change in our homes, and in our community and in the world.

The time is now. Join us!

Liberty/Greespring Jewish Center Sunday, January 13, 2013 7-9pm

Show up. Make the effort. Learn some new tricks. Try them out.

You’re worth it.

Love,

MindiMeira

New Things I Did in 2012

By | inspirational, new things I did

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So, you asked.

So I’ll tell ya!

Here is a list of some of the NEW things I did in 2012:

PLEASE NOTE:  Tack on “for the first time ever” to the end of every line!

Started running for the first time in my life
Ran first 5K
Started growing hair on my head for the first time in over 9 years. (Don’t ask!)
First respite at beach in years
First trip without children (ALONE) in 19 years
Ran first 8K!!
Learned how to tie scarves and started creatively dressing daily
Got really, really angry
Got really, really sad
Truly forgave another human being
Began a serious recovery effort through 12 step programs
Sought out people I had harmed and made amends
Reunited with emotionally estranged sibling ( Love you, Molli!!)
Called my Father (first the first time ever-yup, applies here, too)
Attended First SIA Retreat
Learned to hear the symphony inherent in nature
New fitness modality: KettleBelling
New fitness modality: Crossfitting
New fitness modality: Body Combat
New fitness modality: Running indoors on Treadmill
New fitness modality: Spinning
Went to a rock concert in another state (hey, hey, Carole!)
Started a baking company (MrsBsHealthyBakedGoodies.com)
Made a web site with help from my stepson Zephan and the Dummy books
Made another website. You are on it now!
Began meditating regularly
Confronted childhood molester. (Released enmeshment, GREW UP)
Went horseback riding!
Did a headstand!!
Went back to schoo! (Yoga Teacher Training)

What are you doing to grow?
What’s new and different in your life?
What did you do in 2012 that made you stronger and healthier?

I really hope to hear from you. I’d really like to know!

Be Well,

Mindi Meira