It takes two... This realization was known and placed somewhere in my being, but I had never had the emotional capacity to apply it to my own life.
Southern Christianity does not abide women having ideas, never mind visions. She read voraciously of all things spiritual.
There is no point at which I say, “There, I am totally free. I am sovereign. Crown me Queen.” No, it’s more like, “I’m doing my best.”
I let my boundaries be at first weak, and then non-existent, to keep the status quo and keep myself safe... I was supposedly becoming sovereign.
I did not know the depths of the ingrained patterns and how they were still shaping my choices and my life until I committed to being sovereign.
Your love will flourish from a different part of you, the part that is slightly more ripe, a little more rooted in yourself.
After my divorce, I'd returned home. Like an abused dog, with my tail between my legs. Swapped out a broken heart for the abuse I was more familiar with.