Hi beautiful women,
I don't watch television much, but I seem to be drawn to "OWN", The Oprah Winfrey Network. I learn something deep about myself almost every time I watch it on Sunday evenings. Recently, I watched Shania Twain's documentary, "Why Not", and I resonated so much with Shania's childhood sadness and immense responsibilities as well as her fears as a woman. There's always something life changing when you learn that powerful, impenetrable women have some of the same fears you and I have. I cried through the whole series watching Shania conquer her fears standing naked, truthful and raw in front of the whole world. The truth really does set us free and that's so powerful. We can fly when we are brave enough to be deeply truthful with ourselves and the world in spite of the fear. I have spent so much of my life being ashamed of my fears and feeling so alone with them. When I was a child, I had to be brave for my little brother and sister, as I was their only rock. Even now, I rarely talk about fear or weakness with my brother, Thovas, as I want him to see me as invincible and capable of anything so he won't feel vulnerable in this big old scary world. I know now that the only way to heal from the monsters in my head is to confront them no matter who is watching. It's finally about me and God this time and I deserve to be free. For the first time in my life I get that! I'm only on the beginning of my brave path and I literally thank Shania for passing the torch to me. Ready, Set, Go!! I have so much work to do, but with love I can do it and so can you --- Come with me.
"Love is what we are born with, fear is what we learned here."
-- Anonymous
"To be a star you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine the brightest."
-- Anonymous
So much love to all of you,
-- Pearl.
PS --- This is Shania's new, beautiful song, "Today is your day".

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Counting Your Blessings said...

*smiles* I think you and I must be watching the same shows. I cried during parts of Shania's series. I came to some realizations about myself and knew that it's time to face them. My blog was a huge part of facing my fears a couple years ago (putting things in writing in front of the whole world when I felt like I had lawyers digging in every corner) but God was in it. And because He healed those things in me, I know that I can trust Him to heal the things that are going on now.

Praying with you for God's healing... Polly

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is so very beautiful!
Fear not only blocks us from our Dreams but also our Destiny ~ God wants our Dreams to be our Destiny but only if we allow and trust Him ~
I hate fear and anxiety! Satan Loves it!


Vintage Rose Collection said...

Pearl, you again, have stirred raw emotions in me! Thank you for sharing with us. You are amazing, and very spiritual, gifted soul.
I don't have that channel, but go on their website frequently to catch glimpes of the shows. Oprah, again is inspiring us. As are YOU!!! Love to you JO-Anne

marĂ­a cecilia said...

wishing you a deep journey into your depths and may you come back with your wings...
hugs from chile
p.s. (excuse my english please)

Kim said...

Beautiful post...thank you so much for writing what is so hard to put into words! xoxo

Carol Andrews said...

God Bless you for your courage to share with us....you are helping others to heal also.
Thank you for your love.

Jaja said...

one of my favorite quotes....Come In Out of The Darkness...you will be fine on your journey, enjoy! Blessings Jaja

louzart said...

This was a wonderful blog entry. Your life is at least 2 tiers. Remember, you are everyone's Magnolia Pearl, but you are only your own Robin Brown. To revel in and understand the latter, will only help serve the former. You're well on your way to understanding what most people never even aspire to understand about themselves. Hugs...Lou

Sarah said...

Hi Pearl!! I just found you through a buddy! What a wonderful post..deep and honest! I love that! Having traveled through some tough times, dealing with fear and sometimes wading out of the river of denial..I totally understand your post!! I am right there with you...Let Fly girl!! Truly, Sarah

Honey said...

thank you for sharing this post....I love your posts..I always seem to relate to them....and they help bring courage to me to face things that I otherwise would not have..just knowing that someone is going thru or has gone thru what I am or what Im feeling.....
many thanks from the bottom of my heart!

Anonymous said...

I Just love you Pearl.

Too Cute Things said...

Thankz for sharing your thoughts and life beautiful woman,
so honest and open...it gives us women wings to fly and trust in Gods presence...He heals and is with us all the way...we are precious and worthy in His eyes!

Be blessed on your own unique way and work,
with love,

umelecky said...

I am always inspired by your posts and look forward to reading each and every one.

LyndaA said...

I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts. They are inside me but I don't seem to be able to get them out so eloquently as you do. Thanks

Tattered Rose said...

Hello Robyn:
I often read your inspirational blog...so full of love and kindness mixed with a little bit of your beautiful clothing and lifestyle.
Your entry about Shania Twain really resonates with me for so many reasons. Although I do not have the OWN channel and have not seen the show Shania did, I am in the process of reading her autobiography. The tears I have cried while reading about her struggles that no child should have to endure have almost been a healing experience for me as I identify with a lot of what she talks about....just different stuff.
The fact that I am from Timmins, where she spent much of her childhood makes it even more meaningful to me, because I know the places she refers to and the kind of people from that area.

I too had my own hardships, with an alcoholic Mother who wasn't always there for my brothers and I....but looking back now, none of them come close to what this beautiful, strong woman endured...and what the rest of us hopefully get through without too much damage. At least I had a stable, hard-working, reliable Father who taught me the value of honesty and hard work, for which I am so thankful.
I find that as I get older, I understand so much more and especially after reading your blog, realize that I don't have to let it define me or stop me from conquering my dreams.
All the best to you...you continue to inspire me...you are one of my hero's too.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

And so I thought I was walking alone in the dark ~afraid ~fragile ~shaking from the fear all around me~not realizing that all I had to do was open my eyes and see the beautiful people around me and just let go of all that holds me back and down...to give love~and more important let it come back to me~openly~not questioning~but just letting it be what it is~trusting in its purity~when I read your posts I feel like opening my arms and taking flight~I feel I can do anything~you inspire me robin~Thank you~and god bless you

Lisa in Fort Worth said...

Fear is my companion. I struggle daily. To start over in your late 40's is terrifying. But, God doesn't make mistakes. I'm here for a purpose, I just have to figure out what it is. Thanks for your uplifting messages.

Lisa in Fort Worth

laura said...

LOve that show & love Shania Robin. I think what she is doing is such a great lesson to us all. I too can relate to her.in many ways..oh life... what we go through & the lessons it teaches us.. some peoples life seems bigger then others but I think the truth is we all experience the pain, the growth & lessons we are meant to experience..thanks for reminding us with your heartfelt post.
I would love to turn you on to a beautiful book that was given to me many years ago by a very special person. We seem to read the same things I would love to send you one. where do I send it. it is called The Golden Key To Happiness byMasami Saionji.
my email is lvdellaporta@gmail.com

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I'm coming along.
How wonderful Shania's show turned that light on for you. Anything is possible when you open your heart to opportunities, no matter what they might be. Sending very good thoughts and prayers your way, Robin.

I just noticed this week, we have OWN, I will check out the show... hoping it's still airing.

Thank you for your honest post, know it can not be easy, what a huge step!

lindiis said...

Ohh yes how i know these feelings to be yes i am strong but somtimes so scared and weak...it is i such an beauty to be honset and say so i am scarde but i do it and i will be blessed to succed,,hard sometimes though Love you Linda

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love your blog entries - they give me stuff to think about. And do I ever love the photos of your new baby dog! Adooorable! If you care to visit, I'm show n' telling some of my vintage linens this week. Always drooling over your clothes, but can't afford them. You know what??? You should sell sewing patterns! Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

You are so real and so beautiful!!!!!! My best friend Sarah and I talk about you everyday and want to drive to Texas to meet you. Maybe we can come to your next show. When is your next show? We live in Montana and have never been to Texas. Coming to meet you in person is on our "Bucket List"!!!! Take care of your sweet self and know that you are loved by so many.
Peace and Joy,

Julia said...

When I was younger my mom called me "Little Miss Much Afraid". I have often joked that fear is my spiritual gift. I don't like being fearful, but I do it so well. I liked what you said about its just you and God. That is so true. Trust and joy...what I strive for. Thanks for the words!

Catherine said...

Dear Robin, just a couple of weeks ago I headed up a post with a vibrant picture of a sunflower field & then (same day) I saw you right there in the middle of one. This week I found myself wrestling with old childhood grief & watching Pollyanna. After reading this post of yours & sitting with your words & my pain awhile I eventually found the courage to write about my life changing childhood events "out loud" no-matter-who-is- watching AND write about my prisms & the Glad Game in amongst it all. The little girl in me is still fearful of repercussions but I just want to thank you so much for the things that you shared from your heart..it enabled me to find the courage to take my own next step forward. Much love Catherine ♥

Cherie Wilson said...

My life is sweetened by your last few blog posts sweet girl. All the way back to "Happy"!! I hope all is well and you are enjoying every little morsel of life this day! XOXO

Lora said...

I loved the Shania series... I cried too. I love your quotes today. It's been awhile since I've visted your blog...I must come visit more often.


Novelty Pens said...

Your words are like poetry! Very Nice!


I am so drawn to OWN as well. I am so grateful for Her new network. I love the Life Class, Master Class..I am truly inspired!


I am so drawn to OWN as well. I am so grateful for Her new network. I love the Life Class, Master Class..I am truly inspired!

aKuna Kumara said...

You always make me hear within.... "I give you wings FLY"
Thank You