A vibrant water lily blossoms in a pond with colors swirling and structure radiating outwards

I have a huge sorrow within me.

I have discovered how blind I have been for years — blinded from using a familiar old tool: manipulation

. . . to get out of situations.

. . . to get through situations.

. . . to be present.

. . . to be in relationship with someone who has their own agenda and will not listen.

. . . to deal with people who are harassing others and me.

. . . to be with people who are beating up other people and hitting so hard that they collapse.

I am so tired of being this girl.

Now I know another truth.

I now know that my soul can lead me in every moment, and that I can trust myself to find a magical path for me and everyone else.

I can trust that I don’t have to attack to protect myself or others. I can simply trust my soul.

I feel free.

Janne smiling in a red hat

Janne Ulfstein

Janne Ulfstein, Soultype 6, is a student in the NEATO Pathway 2 – Fusion program. She lives in Oslo, Norway, and likes to write, walk, and talk!