Friday, November 24, 2006

Mystery Revealed

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"I cannot remember how I felt when the light went out of my eyes. I suppose I felt it was always night and perhaps I wondered why the day did not come."—Helen Keller

Even though my challenges were mild in comparison, I found comfort in the Helen Keller story. "Perhaps I wondered why the day did not come."

I did wonder. I played the game. Obeyed the rules. Shaped and molded myself to fit cultural expectations. But, my "day never came." Never.

In exasperation similar to Helen, "I broke my china doll" and threw tantrums. I ranted, raved and cried. And, just like in Helen's case, nothing punished me for being angry, sad or lost.

Instead, I was led to the "well house". The well house is the place where Helen's teacher, Anne Sullivan, finally got through to her. At the well house she placed one of Helen's hands under the spout as the water gushed out. In Helen's other hand, Miss Sullivan spelled out the word, "water".

Helen said. "I knew then that 'w-a-t-e-r" meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free."

For me, the well house is the metaphorical place explaining the time and location that my desires and urges finally made sense. At the well house, I got it.

At long last, I got the message. Eventually, I learned something—something that changed my life. Something like Helen . . . "Suddenly I felt a misty consciousness of something forgotten—a thrill of returning thought; and somehow the mystery was revealed to me. And, for the first time I longed for a new day to come."

And, with that understanding, I could move forward to the life I had always dreamed of living.It started with Grab the Queen Power.

Allyn Evans
P.S. I hope you will join me as I continue to move forward. The writing of "Grab the Queen Power" healed me in so many ways. But there's still much more for me to do. Today I am taking the first step.

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