Unleash Your Tongue and Swallow Your Pride. Really?

I feel like I’m swallowing something when I take a risk to speak up with my mouth open wide and my heart hanging out. 

einstein sticking out tongueSure, I did make a promise when I was 7 years old to keep quiet, lay low, and play it safe. It takes a lifetime to shake that one off. Yeah, more like peeling off layers and layers of an invisible shield made of skin-tight armor.

For a moment, in spite of fear, I will linger and dangle off the tip of my tongue.

The tongue tells no lies.

Literally, take a moment and walk over to a mirror. Turn on a light and stick your tongue out at yourself. You’ll have an honest reflection of what’s going on deep inside your guts. Right away-the color, texture, moisture, aroma speaks volumes of your health. Hydration, hormones, and history looks right back at you. Linger a little longer, you say?Unleash Your Tongue

  1. A hydrated tongue is plump, slippery, without a film or coating.
  2. Your hormone read:  if you’re tongue is pink and smooth you’re not running on adrenaline.
  3. Historically (not hysterically) if you’ve dined on unprocessed, nutrient drenched foods, your tongue will unfurl shamelessly with nothing to hide. You’ll see a rosy pink protrusion of firm muscle eager to drool and caress whatever crosses it’s path.

Pride is dry and edgy. I resist letting it roll past my tongue.

When I was 7, being vulnerable and transparent felt deadly. Bullying older brothers and a beyond-bullying teenage stepmother were ready to pounce immediately if I dropped my guard. Or so I believed. And later, pride was too dense to chew. I went to school wearing bruises on my nose, cheeks and eyes and wearing clothes that drooped because I was dried up and underweight. How do I swallow the truth that my father sent me to an orphanage in El Paso instead of sending me to my Mom in San Antonio?  How could I wrap my tongue or mind around betrayal?

Tongue and groove is a tight fit with room to breathe. Snug as a bug in a rug.

Is pride hard to swallow? Pride is what fills hollow bones so you can stand upright. Pride vibrates wide like a rumble instead of squeaks like an untuned violin. Pride roars. Pride owns. Pride claims. So what’s hard to swallow here? Hmmm. Could authority be hard to swallow? Well, I am my own author of my own story of my own life and my reality. There! I not only chewed that up; I gulped it down, digested it, absorbed its nutrients, assimilated its gift, and pooped out the lies that I’m undeserving! Yeah! I say:  Don’t swallow lies that you need to be bigger, stronger, smarter than you currently are. You do have authority to show up and take the next step forward in meeting your life. Yes, hesitation and doubt are too bitter to bite. And Please swallow whole the truth that you are perfectly proud to be human this lifetime. Unleash Your Tongue and Pride So let’s say for a moment, I unleash my tongue and swallow (ingest) my pride. Then what?

My voice pierces through invisible hymens. I do pop cherries! What once was virgin territory that harbored family secrets and blame, is now a fecund garden, seeded with swollen promises of future bounty. I roll over and expose my soft side. I let you rub my belly. Try it on.

Unleash your tongue and with pride let your truth roar.

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I have a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and author of 2 books-Sensual Eating, 1992; and Sacred Dance and 22 Card divination deck of my original art, 2010 2nd Edition .

I listen with soft ears- to breath, pauses, rhythm of speech and the words chosen. Our ears go straight to our heart. My purpose is to help others follow their heart, trust their intuition and walk their path. Currently I live in Aloha Oregon west of Portland with my beloved and 1 cat.

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Shedding Skin Writing Practice: I want to be the girl who

I want to be the girl who

Carola Marashi M.A.  Author, Intuitive Counselor, Artist
Carola Marashi M.A. Author, Intuitive Counselor, Artist

is invited to all the cool parties, overnights and games.  

I want to be the girl who is referred to as “my best friend” or “the one I trust.”

I want to be the girl who has as many girlfriends as boyfriends.

I want to be the girl that likes popular and outcast equally and has no clue that she is popular.

I want to be the girl who advocates for the bullied-and just by showing up-makes the bully cower and shrink from the scene.

I want to be the girl wo doesn’t have to fight to win, who doesn’t have to hurt to be felt or yell to be heard.

I want to be the girl who is wild yet sensitive. Shy yet outgoing.

I want to be the girl who is smart and intelligent yet artistic, musical athletic-not pinned to any tag. Just engaged and friendly.

Yes. Most of all I want to be the girl who is approachable-not intimidating. That hurts to think that there are folks who are intimidated by me. Who feel shut down and uninvited. I love to be inclusive and I don’t want bullies ruining the party by scapegoating.

I want to be the girl who grows up integrating the slut and prude, the boy-crazy and girl-crazy, the athlete, nerd, and playfull.

I want to be the girl who grows up living out of her joy and abundance, not lives out of her wounds and deprivation.  

I want to be the girl who groups up with an open heart that is generous to all people-not guarded and withdrawn.

I want to be the girl who has deep, honest, real genuine friendships, not shallow, narrow, generic friends.

I want to be the girl who knows who she is and not swayed  to drop her values because of peer-pressure or survival.

Yes. I want to be the girl who Grows Up and Out, Down and In.

I want to be the girl who speaks her mind and doesn’t have to offend or hurt anyone to show up authentic.

I want to be the girl who realizes that there are those who follow her-So slow down, and that she follows others-So keep up.

I want to be the girl who is Awake. Alert. Aware-engaged fully with whatever she is doing and whoever she is with.

I want to be the girl who is Fully Present; Not Spaced Out.

I want to be the girl who is known for what she contributes, not for what she takes.

I want to be the girl who is known for her congruence-coherence-cooperation.

That she walks her talk. Lives her truth. and doesn’t compromise her values.

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Carola Marashi M.A. has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and is an Ordained Minister. Her 30 years of Professional Practice serve Intuition and Compassion. Author of 2 Published Books, Sensual Eating, and Sacred Dance Tarot, emphasizing communion with Body, Mind and Soul. She offers Intuitive Counseling, Couples Counseling and Officiates Weddings. Currently she lives simply and close to the earth in Talent Oregon on a permaculture sanctuary. 

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