I might not agree with the beliefs of my lineage. But I can’t deny it still is what shaped me. I can fight my past and get stuck in the story or .. I can turn it into my new future and take from it what is true to me. 
Leaving behind what I don’t resonate with took some forgiving along the way. The suffering of our ancestors hidden behind a facade to save face had me believe I was suffering from#Sparkle Pony syndrome.

What is a sparkle pony? Helpless as can be with the baggage in tow. 
We can all Burn that burden in what ever way we choose. We are offered an opportunity to offload other aspects along this ride that rises or takes you down. 
To become equipped and self sufficient from within is the biggest gift offered. If need be then Burn that past shall. If you suffered at the hand of injustice then Shine you will.  What ever way you go: Accountable you yourself are to bring it up and let it go.

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My grandmothers back yard

The hurt and scandals embedded in an innocent life taught me to love myself. It’s odd how very simple the answers are when we surrender. 
Elderberry puts it in perspective and creates a flow in harmony with your choices. It makes it easy to let the things that are not yours drop away. They can not attach to you when you are in touch with your feelings.