The perfect time to write this, and share this with you.
Some years ago, I married myself.
Yup, it’s true.
I was in the most beautiful, sacred women’s circle… that circle was really the place where everything began for me. It felt like coming home. Instant soul’s home. And I knew I’d continue doing this kind of women’s work for the rest of my life.
Anyways, as part of this circle, I was introduced to the concept of inner marriage.
How we really need to choose to love, honour + cherish ourselves before we commit to doing the same for another.
It made perfect sense to me. Even though I had already found my love, I wanted to marry me before I married him.
So I proposed to myself inwardly. I accepted. We set the date.
I invited my dear sister-of-heart-and-spirit Deb to officiate the ceremony. I invited women I knew off the internet to be goddesses of honour – one of whom ended up becoming my best mate. It was best-mate-at-first-sight.
It ended up being this deeply moving hour of sharing, woman stories, self love + body acceptance.
When we recorded this, my grandmother was dying. We spoke about my grandmother, and I spoke a prayer for her body that had carried her through so many adventures and journeys in her 97 years on the planet.
When I hung up the phone, both Summer and I were teary from what had transpired.
The phone rang moments later.
It was my Dad.
My grandmother had passed over.
And so I offer this recording to you.
About a woman who learned to love herself first.
About a grandmother who was heading home.
You can listen by pressing play using the above player or click to download here.
With oodles of love + galoshes of joy,