Shedding Skin

I’m shedding the skin of relationships that are no longer good for me, overflowing with negative energy, dripping in toxicity, damaging to my heart and mind specifically. Those whom I once loved, for the sake of inner peace, I had to let them be.

I’m shedding the skin of perspectives through the lens of rose-colored glasses, creating confusion through optical illusions, the  promises that I hoped for were nothing but delusions. Blood, sweat and tears leaked out of me, but 20/20 vision has now set me free.

I’m shedding the skin of certain behaviors, not doing myself any favors, if I continue to align myself with things that are harmful to me and won’t get me to where I need to be. Soul searching, my mind at full capacity, my purpose lies ahead of me.

I’m shedding the skin of those who want to “ride” for free but who do not speak life over me. Slowly building a circle of trust, that stands up as strong as the earth’s crust…like tectonic plates, it may move and shift, positive reinforcement to help give me a lift.

I’m shedding the skin of reckless behavior, the taste of it, I no longer savor. Don’t wanna be in a place where I feel stuck, within me lies seeds of greatness and it’s time to pluck.

Whenever we begin to “shed” our skin, it definitely takes a deep look within. For old things are now becoming new but the healing is completely up to you. We have to come out of our comfort zones, no way that complacency should be a permanent home. We were created for greater things and that’s why I know, why “The Caged Bird Sings”.

ABOUT AUTHOR

  • C.K. McGhee

    C.K. McGhee is a woman of faith who believes in nurturing her spiritual relationship with God in order to be her best and to give her best. She hails from New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, which is just north of New York City. Having been diagnosed with Major Depressive and Anxiety Disorder twenty years ago, she is concerned with bringing awareness to the Mental Health crisis in America; specifically focused on The African-American community. She believes that not only are her struggles with mental health a testimony for someone else who may be struggling but that it’s the very foundation for her advocacy platform; to inspire, motivate and inform others that there is life despite mental health challenges. Her signature phrase, “Here’s to brighter days”, maintains a steadfast hope that all of the voices that have been silenced by stigma, will be supported to speak their truth, knowing and understanding the value of their lives; walking in purpose towards their brighter days!

C.K. McGhee

C.K. McGhee is a woman of faith who believes in nurturing her spiritual relationship with God in order to be her best and to give her best. She hails from New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, which is just north of New York City. Having been diagnosed with Major Depressive and Anxiety Disorder twenty years ago, she is concerned with bringing awareness to the Mental Health crisis in America; specifically focused on The African-American community. She believes that not only are her struggles with mental health a testimony for someone else who may be struggling but that it’s the very foundation for her advocacy platform; to inspire, motivate and inform others that there is life despite mental health challenges. Her signature phrase, “Here’s to brighter days”, maintains a steadfast hope that all of the voices that have been silenced by stigma, will be supported to speak their truth, knowing and understanding the value of their lives; walking in purpose towards their brighter days!

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