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I Can Do Hard Things, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

I Can Do Hard Things, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly,
Or do I choose to live and die in fear?”
                                                         Pema Chodron

I can do hard things.
 
I didn’t know that when I was younger. I thought it was all about being talented, special, and somehow gifted. I knew I was not those things. So, I believed I could not do hard and difficult things.

Reflections of an Alumni, by Susan Beyler

Reflections of an Alumni, by Susan Beyler

I started with the School of Healing Arts at The Estuary in 1994 – the first class; H1 - Auric Healing (it was called ‘Finding Your Gifts’).  It was to be an 8 week course.  I don’t remember the exact number there the first night; somewhere around 13? More?

Divine Providence, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Divine Providence, by Susan Austin-Crumpton
“Everything is by Divine Providence.
If a leaf is turned over by a breeze,
It is only because this has been specifically ordained
by God to serve a particular function
within the purpose of creation.”
                                   -- Baal Shem Tov

As a child I often felt unloved and alone.  Since I was surrounded by sisters, parents and expanded family constantly coming and going it didn’t always make sense.  I was never sure of my place or my role.