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5 April 2013

E is for Embrace - A-Z challenge - words of change. Day 5

embrace |emˈbrās|
an act of accepting or supporting something willingly or enthusiastically 

When we embrace everything, we empower ourselves to enthusiastically explore, and eventually extend our extraordinary experiences, without embarrassment. - (Do I get bonus points for 10 E words in one sentence?) 

Common questions like - Is it the right job/colour/course/person for me? - require a yes or no answer.  If I chose Embrace, from my little deck of Magic Spirit Cards, it meant YES.  It might not end up feeling like the right job, or man, but embracing it meant, I should choose to do it wholeheartedly, and there are lessons in everything we choose to do, and how we choose to do them. 

If I used the deck for a general reading, and embrace presented itself, it always felt like a gift.  A virtual hug. It made me feel loved, supported and at ease. When the Captain came back into my life, after 11 years, I felt the same way.  His embrace, even before we were in the same hemisphere was enveloping, and we were 16,000 km (10,000 miles) apart.  At first, I embraced our chats on facebook and msn, because it felt safe to love and be loved by someone so far away.  My decision to be single forever was non-negotiable, a long distant love affair seemed a perfect solution. 

When he first came to visit me we immediately embraced. Our knees touched and I surrendered, yet, before he flew away, I tried to let him go - again.  Yes - we had embraced everything, but the distance between Denmark and Melbourne seemed impossible - to be together and so far apart could only be painful.  He wasn't letting me quit that easily.  He knew what he wanted and he was determined to find a way to get it.  His quest was never a question, his dedication and devotion made it so easy for me to destroy my, "non"- negotiable contract, and embrace a life together with him.

Embrace your choices, - embrace the possibility of a good life, embrace your family and friends.  Embrace your silent space within.  

A shout out to my friend Miss Bates at embrace.yourself - I'm almost 20 years older than her, she's on my anywhere/anytime list.  The moment she heard me speak she knew we could be great friends.  A kindred spirit.  We appear so different - tall/short, thin/chunky, classic/exotic beauty (depending on whose judging, the beauty is interchangeable) but our heart songs are the same.  We are both youthful and mature.  Honestly though, her lanky legs and my short stature, makes hugging a little awkward, but we embrace each other emotionally, elegantly, exquisitely endlessly with eloquence.  (only 6 in that one)

Are you looking for an answer to a closed question?  If you landed here today then the answer is Yes - Embrace it.  :)