Oregon Trail wagonwheel ruts

“A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.” ~ Nikki Giovanni

I’m not quite sure where I am or what I’m thinking at the moment. This is a new state for me. Most of the time I have an opinion about everything, but I’ve been doing some deep reflection and even healing old wounds and thought patterns, which leaves me in a kind of limbo.

On the one hand it’s disconcerting. On the other I’m getting glimpses of a new me that I never dreamed existed. That’s a weird feeling after 69 years of feeling like I knew who I was. The only thing I know is that I want to keep moving forward into this new me. She seems interesting. I have no idea what she and I will be doing together in the future but hopefully spreading love and forgiveness will be part of it.

Barry and I watched Ken Burns new docu-series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, recently. After watching that we just sat with it for a while. The atrocities were so big. But what comes to me about that is that we, as a human race, need to experience all the horrors of human nature, even if it’s through stories like this one, before we can begin to heal and grow into better people. It’s kind of like the human race is at the teenage stage. We’re going through all kinds of growing pains. Hopefully we’ll get over the hump in the next few years and begin to act more like adults.

I guess that’s been my quest for the last few months, to grow into a better human being. I want to take out all the dark stuff that I thought I had dealt with, and address the fact that I held on to it thinking I couldn’t heal it, or that it was buried so deep I’d never have to think of it again. But the energy of the times won’t let me do that.

I have begun to do the Hawaiian prayer, Ho’oponopono every day. It’s deceptively simple: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. I thank you.” When I do it and scan my body, mind, and spirit, I find more of those dark feelings I held onto, or didn’t even know I had. It’s a great feeling when, once acknowledged they dissipate. I feel lighter, more hopeful that, indeed things are getting better. 

That’s all I have for you today. I’m off to do more work on editing the video segments for my online course. 

Thanks so much for sticking with me as I try to figure out who I am, what it means to be a human being, and how we can turn away from fear and hatred, toward love.


Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2022

The Space Between Time

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at


If you are a podcaster, or have a message or fantastic product you want to share with the world, I encourage you to check out PodMatch. Use the affiliate link and tell them, Lucinda sent you. Then contact me so we can set up a Story-Power chat.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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