Peeling Back The Layers

Remember the photo from the TV show, “Desperate Housewives” with the women standing together holding an apple?

I asked my beautiful ‘sole sisters‘ to help recreate that photo only using an ONION.

WHY AN ONION?

Well, the onion has been used to symbolize layers of emotion or experiences we’ve dealt with in life. These layers lead to the core, or TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE, so in essence, in the photo we are holding our WISDOM, INSTINCT and our EXPERIENCES in our hands. We are holding our RELATIONSHIPS, GROWTH, PAIN, JOY and every OBSERVATION that makes us who we are today.

The onion’s layers are every exchange we’ve ever had between family, friends, co-workers and strangers. The layers are OUR PERSPECTIVE on those exchanges. If we feel PAIN, DISAPPOINTMENT or LOSS that is a layer we can peel back to discover OUR TRUTH within that relationship.

The layers are a way for us to learn about ourselves and then they offer opportunities to change our behavior. The layers are our path to LIVING AUTHENTICALLY.

After peeling back layer after layer we discover LOVE is at the center.

LOVE IS OUR CORE.

LOVE IS ENERGY to which we are guided and yet we lose sight of that with each layer that covers it.

I believe we are all the same and yet all different due to our perspectives. That is the beautiful kaleidoscope of life. We each have our own layers to work through to reach our TRUTH and we each have a different way of getting through those layers. The emotions may be the same but the process can vary.

Every woman in that photo has a different story; however, we are ALL holding an onion. We stand together, symbolizing SUPPORT, LOVE, and COMMUNITY so our journey need not be alone; however, the layers we peel back belong to us as individuals. We decide when, how and to what depth we will explore, share and understand.

What we can do through this process is EMBRACE EACH OTHER knowing we’ve all got onions we are peeling, layer by layer.

With COMPASSION, EMPATHY and UNDERSTANDING we can HELP each other through this process of life and finding our AUTHENTICITY.

We can stand beside each other with our onions and not JUDGE because we are all doing the same thing. We are all LEARNING, GROWING and SHARING.

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.

With love and gratitude,

Tina

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