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Healing

Birth of a Sunflower: A collection of Poetry & Prose

Released 6.14.18

Author | Quinn Barbour

Illustrator | Samanta Semedo 

Birth of a Sunflower takes you through a poetic journey through raw, human, emotional life and experiences. Written with the aid of personal experiences and non-personal experiences of the author and others, with an immense amount of emotions and feelings. Beginning with a dim and dark journey through Toxicity, followed by a sudden realization of who we are through Epiphany, finally easing into Serenity and living a life full of happiness Authentically. By witnessing or even experiencing this birth you will go AND grow through tears(of freedom, relief, sadness, forgiveness, healing), love, and pure happiness, all while realizing you weren't the only one dealing with life in this way, you were never alone. This gift and "bundle of joy" we deem the Sunflower is the product of genuine SELF-LOVE.

 

NOW LET ME BREAK THIS DOWN:


As quoted by one of my best friends "this book is a feeling" and probably a feeling you are all to familiar with. That feeling of "ughhh what a beautiful disaster life has been", that feeling of relief and understanding and comfort. We all know poems are filled with emotions but how often do we read a literary piece and physically feel the words; you might have, and that's beautiful, and that is the purpose of words, of my words, to bring real human feelings to real, raw humans. So I took every one {feeling} I had and placed it on paper, hand writing each and every poem in a faux leather journal, multiple actually, and allowed myself to let the emotions weep and use my hands and fingers to explain why.

I created a piece of art that I hope will heal and comfort millions of souls, for millions of years. I hope that as you read you think of someone and pass it along and aid in someone else's healing. I hope that my words affect you in the most beautiful way and help you gain the love you so effortlessly deserve.


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For the last...

week it's been heavy on my mind how I can spark healing in just one person in order to light the flame of millions. I saw on a daily basis that people were out here in the world practically begging for help, for healing. Whether it be from a therapist or a friend or a family member, we constantly see our friends and other peers seeking out some sort of escape from their everyday life. Some form of coping. While therapy may help in some situations, it may not help all. Although, if what you are dealing with is too deep to handle then by all means, I suggest therapy or any other tool that may help you.

But as I continue my journey as a writer I begin noticing just how necessary it is to simply write. How it makes me feel once I'm finished with a piece of literature, how my hands and fingers have that "good" ache and how my heart and mind feel much lighter than they did before my pen hit the paper.

I realized how much power words really have when we release them. I realized the healing potential writing had, and how with each word I felt more like myself, I felt closer to God, I felt understood and this is what set off the light bulb in my head. I wanted to start a campaign that would bring awareness to the importance and need for writing. Not only in education or for everyday obvious reasons, but for healing corners of our soul through positive, powerful words.

So, if you love writing as much as I do, and love healing others and most importantly YOURSELF, please do not hesitate to participate in this ongoing campaign! Use the hashtag #writingheals and let's bring awareness to the importance of writing and healing ourselves!


12 DAY SHADOW HEALING CHALLENGE(or done at your own pace)

| What's the shadow? The shadow consist of the parts of our personality that are "dark" and disowned. Its the emotions of anger, selfishness, greed and many other negative impulses. Whatever we deny in ourselves, "that's not me, I'm not that way", becomes apart of the shadow. These parts do not go anywhere. We may ignore them, but we can not get rid of them. This Challenge is for anyone who feels they have not yet reached their highest spiritual potential. healing is necessary when we are wanting to manifest our grandest desires. we must not be anchored to anything but free to create, heal and love |

happy healing sunfamily! 

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Day 1 | THE JOURNEY

 | AS I DIG DEEPER INTO MYSELF ON THIS JOURNEY, I WILL LOVE ALL OF THE PARTS THAT I HAVE HIDDEN FOR SO LONG AND I WILL HEAL THEM | 


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Day 2 | TRUST

| I ALLOW MYSELF TO SEE AND ACKNOWLEDGE MY INNER CHILD AND I TRUST AND LOVE HIM/HER |


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Day 3 | VALIDATION

| I AM AWARE OF MY HURT BUT NEVER WILL I ALLOW IT TO SHAPE MY BEING |


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Day 4 | ANGER

| I SEE AND RECOGNIZE EVERYTHING THAT MAKES ME ANGRY, I SEE IT, ACCEPT IT AND CHALLENGE MYSELF TO ANSWER THE "WHY" OF IT ALL |

 


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Day 5 | Sadness

| I will no longer hide my true self, I acknowledge with love and forgiveness |


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Day 6 | Meditate

 |I AM CALM AND CONNECTED DEEPLY TO SOURCE|


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Day 7 | REFLECTING

| I SEE ALL THAT I AM AND ALL THAT I WAS AND I WANT TO LOVE IT AND SEND IT ON ITS WAY |


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Day 8 | Cycles

| I have a new perspective on life and I will only attempt new patterns if they benefit me |

 


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Day 9 | FEEL

| I give love to my dark self and acknowledge and send it on its way with love |


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Day 10 | Compassion

| I forgive myself for self-blaming and taking ownership over situation out of my control |


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Day 11 | Honesty

| I am always honest with and by doing this I am freeing my soul and unleashing unlimited possibilities |


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Day 12 | Action and Repetition

| I am healed |