“gentle kindness”

the last several days have been one coincidence after the next. a friend calling at the very moment i was going to call them. receiving an email from someone that i was sending an email to at that very same time. and more. i absolutely love coincidences. to me, it’s the universe reminding me to lighten up, to relax, to revel in the mysteries.

today, i went for a walk. because i needed to feel lighter. more engaged. less alone. i am doing something i’ve never done before (the writing of a manuscript) and i must be honest and tell you how enormous this feels on my heart. in the spaces between excitement and joy live gigantic pressure. and perfectionism. and emotion. and questions. and worry about time commitments. i know you must be tired of my ramblings about it, but this is where i stand today. this is my story today.

back to coincidences and messages…so, today as i worried over questions like “am i on the right path? in life and in this book?”, i sat down at a local cafe and ate a very yummy avocado sandwich. as i ate, i picked up an unfamiliar local magazine called common ground. curious, i flipped it open and this is what i read:

on knowing whether or not you’re on the right path:

“one doesn’t know. it’s a beautiful spiritual paradox…there’s a lot of suffering in thinking you should know and be right and figure things out and that sort of thing. when we our out there in ego, we believe we can know and should know. when we come back to center, we realize that we don’t know and we don’t need to know. so it’s a coming back to center that has us on the right path. the tricky part about that is that when you’re centered, you don’t know it. as soon as you hear someone say, ‘ahhh, i’m centered’, you can know they’ve identified with an ego that thinks it knows something,” – cheri huber, author of there is nothing wrong with you.

another message from the universe, i laughed. the point is is that we don’t have to know. it’s that simple and profound. we. don’t. have. to. know.

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

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