Graciella speaks. I channel her words, wisdom and sentiment. -Theresa
Friendship/Amistad: Graciella asks that we reflect on our friendships during these trying times of change. Are we leaning into our relationships or isolating in our lives?
When we assess the quality of our relationships we must be brutally or gently honest with ourselves regarding our expectations of others and of ourselves. Do we have high levels of standards for others and then pull back when it is our turn to be the friend who is needed? Are we leaning in or are we isolating in our lives?
A friend is like a garden flower that needs tending to. The cultivation includes appropriate soil that is the foundation for growth, watering, and feeding. Have you tilled the soil so that the air circulates under the earth? Is there the right amount of sunshine and shade? The temperature shouldn’t be too frigid or scorching hot.
Friendship must be treated in similar ways. Calling someone regularly must be interspersed with giving that person time to breathe.
Have I been the friend you have needed? Have I allowed you to be the friend that I need?
Today is a new day in our friendship. I will honor you and honor myself as I tend to our fertile and beautiful relationship.
In the light of healing love,
Graciella and Theresa