KAREN’S INSPIRATION FOR CEED
Business Owner – Karen Reys , August 2016
In the space of time I have traveled many distances in circular motions as I have now come full circle to understanding the challenges and learning the lessons that laid ahead on my journey. I am no longer the victim. I am proud to stand tall in my experience that is a love of self and the freedom to be me. I am willing to experience life and ready to face the challenges ahead.
I have observed others in their journey and have mimicked their loneliness and sense of isolation. In a child’s life as a mother I have felt a sense of loss as I wandered too far into the distant future. To be given another chance to experience love in the present moment of another child’s life is a joyous blessing.
Time has taught me to love myself. Time has led me to find my way. With many broken wings and at the deepest lows my family have always been there to love, support and guide me. My greatest gift from God has been the ability to be respectful to my personal, family and cultural values and to listen deeply to myself and Spirit. The more I trusted, the louder I can hear and see the way. In 2008 my daughter Isabella Frangipani bestowed on her passing the gift of love and the reminder to love my husband. Her gift to us was our second daughter Diana.
To observe my oldest daughter Stephanie to be a strong woman, wife and mother is a dream. To hear the laughter of my youngest daughter Diana and to experience her wisdom is enchanting.
I am ready and proud to walk tall in my spiritual journey on my ancestral Country. To take the gift of my ancestors’ wisdom, knowledge and cultural experience onto another shore is a privilege.
I do have the ability to touch others. I am honored to play a small part in another persons’ journey as I listen, we share and experience life together.
Drawing by Diana Wilson. My daughter said the feather on the bird's head was to remind it that even when it's mother had died she loves it. The tail was a leaf. The little bird had sat on the tree to rest.