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Try the Doors

Try the Doors
Long term trauma, shamanism, bodhisattvas. Alice down the rabbit hole sees a tiny door. Hear me when I say, "You will triumph."

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_TryTDoors.jpgIf trauma is the door to shamanism, can long-term trauma make you a bodhisattva?

Yes, I made a joke. But not entirely.

What doors do you neglect?

What door is in front of you right this second?

If it is inaccessibly small, like the wee door Alice found after tumbling down the rabbit hole, search for a way through it.

No matter what's happening, I urge you, do what you can, even if that is simply holding on for dear life, despite hopelessness. Holding on is a door.

If you try many doors, you will get through enough of them, and you will triumph. Hear those word: You will triumph.

I know this because I fell down the rabbit hole.

If you'd like to read more about my fall down the hole, and my recovery from it, check out Phoenix Rebirth at http://stardrenched.com/2014/02/05/phoenix-resurrection/ 


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Francesca De Grandis aka Outlaw Bunny is the bestselling author of "Be a Goddess!" Founder of The Third Road, a Faerie Shamanism tradition that she teaches through both text and oral tradition, De Grandis says, "I'm a trickster working for benevolent chaos Gods, so I don't play mean tricks." Bard, painter, mystical innovator, and busy elf who works part-time for Santa Claus, she blogs here and on her own sites, www.stardrenched.com and www.outlawbunny.com


  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    So good to hear from you again, Francesca. I was a mite worried about what I perceived to be an extended silence, and am happy to learn that it was in order to rebirth an even stronger you. Your message here is classic and much needed by all who struggle.

  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis Tuesday, 11 March 2014

    Ted, thank you, my dear, I am so glad you like the piece. And you are utterly sweet, thank you for your concern. But not an extended silence, I still blog here as much as before. The above piece was actually written last year. I have been on the up for about a year now, all is well, the rough bout ended. Now my story is victory and joy. Take care of you, FDG

  • Amoret BriarRose
    Amoret BriarRose Friday, 18 April 2014

    This reminds me of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote:

    “I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.”

    I am not afraid of falling in because I have already fallen in. :) The fall turned out to be survivable, and has been essential to my thriving.

  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis Friday, 18 April 2014

    Ah, you are in the fellowship of survivors whose joy also survives. Whew, it is a ride! Thanks for the supportive comment and the great Emerson quote.

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