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6/15/2011

Hi beautiful and powerful women;

While watching the new reality show, "Finding Sarah", I had a breakthrough moment or an "aha" moment as Oprah calls it. Fergie was talking with Dr. Phil and he was explaining why some of us are "blocked" at certain phases of our lives - We all have a personal truth, and that truth is what we really believe about ourselves when nobody is looking or listening. It's what we truly believe about ourselves in the core of our souls. He said, "Personal truth is so important because I think we generate the results in our life that we believe we deserve." I had to rewind that statement several times to totally absorb those powerful words. "Wow", what do I believe I deserve? Have I been blocking myself from all the universe has to share with me by believing I'm undeserving? Dr. Phil went on to say, "If you have a damaged personal truth, you generate the results that match that." "When we grow up, people write on the slate of who we are. People like parents write on our slate. But the most tragic thing of all is when we pick up the pen and start writing and we write the same things they did.." What is your personal truth? What is my personal truth? Do we have a damaged personal truth? That's a powerful question that deserves some honest quiet time to reflect. If your personal truth was damaged like mine was as a child, it's time for us to take that story and write in the the beautiful truth about who we are and what we deserve. We are amazing children and women of God, and while our parents were doing their best to gift us what they could, they probably didn't have the tools to sculpt the masterpiece we are meant to be. Now it's our responsibility to accept God's grace, love, and power so we may soar like angels... The more we have, the more we have to share with one another. We are all beautiful and so deserving of all the miracles, love, abundance, and magic this world and the universe has to share with us. Know how precious and beautiful you are and I ,too, will try to see God's beauty in me. I love all of you and I believe your personal truth is amazing!

- Pearl.

P.S. Thank you John for writing all good things on my slate. Much healing has come from your love and confidence in me. I love you so much.

34 comments:

Kolleen said...

Just lovely....such beautiful words and i am beyond grateful for this reminder.

Thank you!! I am so happy you have John who is writing good on your precious slate. I too have my dearest Scott who does that for me.

peace and love and all things good!
ooxx
k

Julia said...

Wow, I needed to hear that today. For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been trying to find who I am, my personal truth. Having been a wife for almost 27 years, a pastor's wife, a mom...I think I often forgot who I was, what made me tick. Now a widow with a empty nest, I am seeing glimpses of who I am. I am loved by God, He sees me as beautiful, its now my task to hone in on those facets of me.

I love coming to your site and just look at all the photos, it speaks to my fashion soul. It makes me happy.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh my..... what amazing words Somehow your words always make me feel so much better about myself - give me confidence Thank you sweet lady

Counting Your Blessings said...

I watched that too and I was also stunned by those powerful words. I popped up out of my slumped seat on the sofa and said, "Oh my gosh, that's so true!" I had a lovely childhood but an abusive first marriage that really left me broken in places. God used Steve to write His words of love on my slate. I know it sounds odd but I see God through Steve. I know that Steve is just a human but because of how he loves me and how gentle he is, I trust God to love me... and to love Him back.

Blessings... Polly

Eden Clare ARTfulFairyTales said...

awwwh....that is soo absolutely precious and sweet...those words you wrote...and so perfectly put...and not something I have thought about....lately, but now that you mention it...i shall....be thinking...a lot about it...and me...and you and all of us. thank you Pearl for sharing such sweet sentiments....xoxo Eden

linakauno said...

Thank you for writing this. It comes to me at the perfect time. Sending blessings to you and yours.

((hugs)) Lin in Austin

jacquerose said...

A beautiful message. Thank you for taking the time to write it and share with us.

Nelly said...

That was a lovely post near put tears in my eye so manyt of us have been scared by childhood or other things that affect us now .Thanks for the words xx

LuAnn said...

You said it!....& I understood it. My personal truth screams sometimes to get out but l just keep my hand over her mouth & don't know why....? I have mothered & nurtured everyone else, especially these last few years....but l always feel that I deserve this. Why is it so hard to nurture yourself?
You have given me so much to think about...bless you for being so honest.
love from Chesapeake, VA
Lulu

time worn interiors said...

Robin you are the most beautiful person I know! Wish I lived near you so I could visit and soak up more of your wisdom and the way you view life! I've only broken out of my shell recently and if feels good, but it's hard not to go back to old ways! I try my best to live each day as if it were my last, but I need to try harder! Thanks! See you soon!
Theresa

Country Indulgence Aust said...

-I have a vintge shop in Australia you send me emails of your clothing line etc, they are out of this world.Iwillhave to purchase a few pieces. Robin you inspire me so much with such beautiful words and feelings you generate on your blog, truly you are one in a million and its lovely to see you and John are soul mates, you make my day. Lots of love Zane

Joyce Janes said...

Dear Robin,
You have a beautiful soul...believe it, live it.
You are living your dream.
~Joyce

Beatrice, Bea, Bibi--That's me! said...

Incredible, Pearl! That's like what I've been reading today about being worthy...If we have had a lifetime of being told things (not good enough, not pretty enough, too fat, too thin, dumb, etc.... We internalize this stuff. We BELIEVE that this is our PERSONAL TRUTH. The time is NOW....to believe in ourselves and to write the TRUTH in our book....Thanks so much for writing this....I am being bombarded with messages....I'm listening! Time to DO something about it!!!! <3

Honey said...

Thank you so much for these wonderful words...I found them very healing....many things in our past effect who we are today..there are some things on my slate that need to be erased and re-written...Im finding my way as I get older..wish there were things I know now that I could have known when I was younger...would have made a big difference....
Love your posts...the best!

ShabbySheep said...

perfect. thank you.

Anita said...

Robin , You are such a BEAUTIFUL person inside and out !!!!I really think God has placed you in our lifes for a good reason.... To believe in something much bigger than ourselfs!!! Thanks so much & May God bless you!!! Anita

LyndaA said...

That is so true and really struck home with me also. I have just discovered you and your site and have shown one of my daughters this morning. She has just left feeling very inspired. Keep doing what your doing, your sending out a ripple effect
x

Paloma said...

Oh....I surely needed this reminder today, this week, this year. Thank you for that! Thank you also for your beautiful work and inspiration.

Peace and blessings.

Mar said...

Once more, you inspire and give us all a gentle, loving nudge in the right direction. At 58, I am still working on my inner truth...but one can backslide when there have been years and years of nagging self doubt. I, too have a soul mate of 39 years that that keeps me on the right track. He gives me freedom to try out my fluttering wings and supports me when I soar or when I fall.
Thank you so much for your posts...you are such an inspiration to us all. Much love and light, Mar

Anonymous said...

We all love you so much. What a beacon of light you are to the world. Your true beauty shines on all of us.
Thanks for the reminder to love ourselves!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo,
C.J.

sandra said...

Thank you for reminding me to not forget me...all we have to do is trust and ask God but how often we forget and try to conquer on our own. Seems as we get older, we realize how we have been living for others and not ourselves. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Ever since I have stumbled over your blog I have followed your path and it's beautiful and inspiring how you created the world around you through your own eyes and followed your heart and vision. I am more on the conservative site, clothing wise but I tell everybody about your collection anyway because I so appreciate and respect all the hard work and resilience of how you followed through. May you continue to be that light that sparks so many womens creativity and strenght for authenticity. All the best to you and yours:) Simone van Hove, Fairbanks, AK

Cathy said...

You and your thoughts are such an inspiration to so many women! Thanks for always sharing....food for the soul!
Blessings....Cathy aka GGJ

T's Daily Treasures said...

Despite being molested by my father as a child; being raised by a mother who didn't really know how to show affection; and being in an abusive first marriage, I have rewritten my own truth and at 45 am happy with my place in life. When I hit 40, the world around me seemed so much brighter; I made many positive changes and am at peace. That's a good place to be! Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Robin said...

Hi Robin, I just came across your blog but had heard of you since I am a fellow Texan. I must say, I was totally immersed by the beauty of both your creations and your words. I haven't been to Round Top yet, but am hoping to get there this Fall and look forward to seeing your lovely creations in person. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Vintage Green said...

Thanks for this.

Stacey said...

OH my Gosh......goose bumps....Thank you for sharing such a wonderful thought....so powerful...love it!

Lipstick Gypsy said...

Dear Sweet Robin,

I had to comment on your post, as I too had watched the same episode of "Finding Sarah" just yesterday and was completely taken aback by Doctor Phil's words!! As a matter of fact I took notes and also hit the rewind many times! Also, what is ironic is before I even read your words out of the blue I was wondering to myself if you had ever experienced abuse as a child...as I myself had? Blow me away when I read your words! I follow you and love all that you do and all that you are, which is a true free spirited artist. I have read your book and have a bit of insight into the way you were raised which is somewhat similar to my upbringing. Anyway, powerful emotion prompted my comment, and again you are a beautiful person inside and out, and I marvel at your being! birds of a feather from one Robin to another! Bless you, love you!!

Peace, Love, and Gypsies,
Robin
lipstick-gypsy.blogspot.com

L.Redwine said...

I too had wonderful parents, yet they were products of the times in which they were born, (prior to the Great Depression) so they tended to be guarded and cautious in every apsect of life. I was born in 1966, and was a handful, not afraid to try new things, but somehow developed a sense of anxiety as I grew older. Now I find myself going back to that child, having faced most of my fears that never materialized. It is up to us to determine our own happinesss.

julieanne cooper said...

I think you are so right about the slate. i must take the time to look at my own slate, it is damaged and find my real truth. i will begin today. thank you for always touching my heart.

Kimberly said...

Thank you for sharing this. I wish I had seen it. Your explanation makes so much since in my life. I can almost pick the exact time when I shut down.... Now what to do???

xxx kim

Heather said...

I watched that episode also and I so got what he was say. I too had an A Ha moment. I think many people did. My sister saw the same episode and she also had one of those moments of clarity! We have to write on our own slates. We don't need anyone else to tell us who or what we are. Deep inside we know that those bad truths were not true. Don't you kinda of remember as a kid as it was being written on your slate that it just did not feel right. Oh well going off into the deep end!! Thats for this post. It was a powerful show for me. I think I cried through most of the show. Definatly had my A Ha moment. Love your light Pearl!

Paula K. Cravens said...

I wish I had tried harder or known better to be myself 30 years ago. I am finally trusting my own ideas and have never felt better or stronger (or had more fun). I am really liking who I am now and give a big fat raspberry to those who don't. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Mags Romantiska Smycken said...

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Hi
So beautiful pictures, and beautiful clothes, love to see these kreaktioner, imaginative and fabulous they are.
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