On connection, belonging and mutual experience – AND a heartfelt thank you!

Oh mannnn. I got to go to bed bed bed, but I’ve been meaning to do this blog post for the last week now and something kept jumping, hopping, crashing in the way of it! So, I’ll be a bit tired tomorrow and cut this bloggie short.

I wanted to write to and about everyone who responded to my last post about the ‘struggles of parenthood’ (clickie if you want to read it).

I also want to share with you the painting I created for week 1 and 2 of my up and coming course magical mythical makings (or m3). Let’s start with that! :)

Lookit! Here she is! The Goddess of love inspired by the style of the amazing Gustav Klimt – created on a rather large canvas with watersoluble crayons, acrylics, several collage materials, texture paste, graphite and markers! I’m so proud of her!! :)

If you want to see how I created this painting and learn how to create your own, DO come and join us on the course (click HERE to join). It starts on Monday 17th January! Eeek, almost there! :D


close up of goddess - m3

goddess - m3

and look at the yummy texture!

yummy texture - m3

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On to thanking you you and YOU, yes YOU tooooo! I was incredibly touched and moved by all the comments, msgs on facebook and emails I received regarding the blog post on the struggles of parenthood.

It really created a deep sense of connection and mutual experience for me. It meant I wasn’t just not alone, but I was also not alone in my experience. I know this sounds obvious in many ways, but really, reading about everyone ‘having gone through the same thing’ or currently going through something similar, just made me feel like part of a whole, and that there was a knowing, an understanding. I felt that I was being seen, understood and heard.

That is such a gift.

And people were commenting on the rawness and the honesty of the post. Well, before I posted on blogspot, I used to post (and still do) on livejournal and have always been very open and honest over there about my ups and downs, so I’ve never been that ‘scared’ of it, in fact, I relish in really breaking open and sharing my rawness with people as I often find it breaks others open and a beautiful depth of connection and really seeing each other happens. There is nothing more beautiful than that!! I love it, when we break beyond that wall, the facade and see each other in our [emotional] nakedness and just share what is ‘alive’ in us. Breathtakingly moving I find that.

So thank you to everyone who sent a msg of support, shared their story, let me know their thoughts, wise tips and guidance and more. It really helped me ground, center and balance and Andy too, he loved reading all the responses!

And will you believe that pretty much straight after that post, things with Dylan too started to change. (Isn’t it always like that: action is reaction is change and transformation?).

Andy and I both made a very conscious decision to be much more present with Dylan when we were with him (rather than just sort of ‘half there’). And this last weekend Andy was away and it was me and Dylan by ourselves and we had a lovely time in the park and bonding and connecting. Here are some pics:

dylbee boo

dylan in prma

tiny baby, huge world

dylan on the bus

His sleep has also improved so much at the moment, he basically sleeps from 8pm to about 7am! Either straight through or with 1 wake up. Amazing! :)

Anyhoo, I just want to thank everyone again for their comments and reflections – it made me feel so connected and understood.

Must go sleep now!! :)

Big hugs, love,
Tam xoxo

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