The Art Matrix: embracing mindful, empowering transformations

Paying It Forward

In forging a path through healing, paying it forward happens in different ways. We can write, listen, read and contemplate, gaining strength to share gifts along the way, to enrich souls.

I do not pretend to give such a deed; I only lend it to you. When you meet with another honest {person} in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to {them}; enjoining {them} t
o discharge the Debt by a like operation,
 when {they} are able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro’ many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. 
This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with little money.

— Benjamin Franklin

Synonyms to ‘paying it forward’

making it show up again, but differently 
in doing so we acclimatize
trying for the unconditional
without expectations 
we make accommodations 
to help others fit in and acculturate 
we adjust and we make amends

we are chameleons 
of responsive transformation
of community sharing
when we are open to change
to revision 
and liberty beyond ourselves

… be the blacksmith and forge the shoes to walk solidly into the light /heating, hammering and bending the shoes
so they fit better for the journey forward

… be the horseshoe
and turn open-side up
to catch the warm rays of the sun, the good stuff in life

… try to make any situation even a little bit better 
with a determined voice and kind words
(and even to be that lion who roars, if needed, on your behalf:)

… be able to create new questions 
and trust my own answers

… be ready to grow — to learn 
how to not end up being another
ironically tragic story

I am
I am
I am

— Sylvia Platt

We are…

… able to flip the bell-jar over
so it is open to alternative truths

… the source of light — part of the solution that can help others

we are chameleons 
of responsive transformation
of community sharing
when we are open to change
to revision 
and liberty beyond ourselves


Passing the gift

In walking through major depression and anxiety, writing and publishing my work is a central part of carving a more empowered path.

I find writing poetry, stories and articles is part of the soul-to-soul journey ~ in different ways, it mends all involved.

With our community ~ local and global….

Because, together, 
in this life, we strive to
make it real, be responsible,
be visible, tangible 
walking stronger 
with our heartfelt, mindful, soul-blazoned truths, 
one step at a time.

namasté, Leah J.🕊

Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology, writer/artist/teacher
© Leah J.🕊 The ART Matrix 2019
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