Clarity on In-dependence Day

July 4th 2011

Clarity came to me in my backyard this morning as I sat in the sunshine on my old battered wooden bench. Roses, aptly named “4th of July”, with red petals splashed with bursts of white, created an arch around me. Their inspiring trance inducing fragrance invited Clarity to join me.

Clarity comes when I sit quietly.

Clarity told me today that I needed to go inward and let my personal work guide me to my universal work.

How often I struggle to figure out how to make my dreams come true. One of my current dreams is to get my message of Self-Love out into the world.

How excited I was to hear back from the one and only publisher I had sent my manuscript to, saying they were interested, and could I send them more of my writing!

As it turned out, they declined to publish my book. I realized I was depending on them to take it from here. Now I need to “in-dependence” vs. depend outwardly on this publishing company.

How do I proceed? What’s the best way to get my book published, publicize my workshops, my retreats, and my private practice?

Clarity reminded me today, “You don’t have to know how your manuscript will become a book or how your message will be carried out into the world. What you do need to do is get it written down as clearly as you can, and then live your message to the best of your ability. Life’s force will take it from there.”

Clarity always gives great advice!

Do you have a desire, goal, or dream, but don’t know how you’re going to get there?

If you watch fireworks tonight, perhaps those short bright bursts of light will remind you to pay attention to those inner bursts of inspiration and direction that live inside of you. I hope you will take the time to listen to your inner wisdom and let it lead you to your dreams, and higher purpose.

Do you have an experience of depending inwardly and finding clarity? If so, will you share it with this Love Warrior Community? You can email your story to



Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!

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1 Response to Clarity on In-dependence Day

  1. lindsey wert says:

    Thank you sweet Michelle–this is beautiful and I know the universe will provide and your book will get to those who need it—it is in my prayers. Thank you for your message, your faith and your love.
    Love you,

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