For the past eight weeks, I’ve been submersed in an e-course given by the lovely Susannah Conway.  In Susannah’s words,

“The Unravelling process is a new way to view your world, taking time to appreciate the beauty around you. And we do this in the simplest way: we stop and look. Beginning with your feet, you’re going to go on a photo safari into your own life to reconnect with who you are, where you’ve been and where you want to go next.”

  The course is an 8 week opportunity to delve within and excavate our inner artifacts, be they yearnings, forgotten memories, dreams, hurts or what have you.  Each week Susannah skillfully guided us, via ideas, questions posed, group discussion, photographs and writing to a topic of unravelling.  An integral part of Susannah’s courses is the community of women from 40 countries that gather together to unravel together. You can’t have a more supportive and loving group of fellow unravellers who gather together simply to support one another and to discuss what we learned.

For me unravelling is the beginning of the long process to get back to my true self.  By unravelling, I ‘ve realized that I’ve been hiding behind an illness and waiting for a return to the status quo–a return that will never come.  The unravelling is never easy, nothing worth doing ever is, but what is left after the unravelling is the key, the answer to the real you.  Unravelling requires me to be brave to accept the truth of the matter, and to commit to unravelling until I’ve stepped into who I am–the real me. My first unravelling lesson is that I have to tell my story and I feel less vulnerable doing that’ so stay tuned.

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