"unpacking the shadow" 

A collaborative women's project

by Lorri Acott

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The Girl with The Golden Hair

From the time I was a little girl, I believed there was something I was here to say to the world.

I didn’t know what it was, or how I’d figure out what I was here to do,

but I felt that I had an almost sacred responsibility to do this thing

(whatever it was) 

so that I could say what I needed to say

(whatever that was).

It sounds grandiose:  “There’s something special that I am here to do. 

I may not know what it is, but there is something that I am here to say”.

I put that ridiculous feeling away many, many years ago. 

Sometimes I would take it out of the bag and look at it, but for most of my life it has been put away.

But the truth is, I do have something important to say, and now I have the skills and the experience that allow me to say it.  

My time is now.

I’m reclaiming my greatness.

Perhaps I AM here to change the world, shift the consciousness; make it a better place.  The more I believe it, the more I see it happening. I’ll change the world. Just watch me.