I am so lucky. I have fallen in love…….. with the Red Kite.
Where I live in the Chilterns, we have had the joy of watching the re-introduction of the Red Kite, and seen it successfully grow in numbers. I just have to look out of my window and see many kites floating in the breeze.
The other day, I saw two kites “playing” in the air, flying into each other and turning upside down, falling from the sky together and then separating and flying apart. I stood for several minutes just watching and listening to the crying out to each other. And to think that about 20 years ago, they were a rarity.
What has this all got to do with me? Well, I am now beginning to move into a new-found personal freedom. I am beginning to “soar” in a way that is new. I am not allowing myself to be confined by the expectations of others, or myself. I am “playing” again, and enjoying being silly from time to time. Laughter is common place.
How have I done this? Patiently, people have pointed out truths to me and encouraged me to grow. These people include those on the internet, in my work, in my family and faith community. I am sharing myself with others, including you, and being honest about my life and how messed up I am. I’m being real….. and that is what has brought me the new freedom. I don’t have to live in shame. I am confessing where I am messed up, receiving forgiveness and healing in those area, and the shame is being lifted.
I am releasing my wings and learning to fly!