Some thoughts on breaking open.


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
(Anais Nin)


I recently started a new work that is a dream come true.  But blossomed dreams do come with a price!

As an introverted empath with sensory-processing sensitivity, hosting a daily one-hour talk show hardly seems like an ideal fit for a slower-moving, deep-thinking Innie like me.

But what if the show is about spirituality?

Well, that topic is right up my alley.  But my crazy-long attention span, and my tireless curiosity about life’s Bigger Questions can translate into long, self-indulgent gibberish.  That is not good talk radio!  I certainly was not created with all this Passion and Fire inside of me to bore people.  But I’m not an entertainer, either.

Hmmm…  I’ve got the heart for this work.  Let’s hope the rest of me can catch up.

So, the days ahead seem to be about me learning some basic skills, like how to be an engaging and well-rounded conversationalist; as well as advanced skills like honoring my Essence while releasing the parts that block Light.

Oh.  And I need to learn how to write shorter sentences, too :-)

Would you help me create fun, loving, meaningful conversations about what spiritually activated women can accomplish? CALL ME —> @ Noon Central, Monday through Friday: 347-855-8506.  (If you can’t listen live, you can always catch the archives, and my post-show blog posts here.)

The hard part about breaking open is that you break.
The gorgeous part about breaking open is that you open.

P.S. Learning and flubbing in public is not easy.  I’m so grateful to have the most amazing, loving and supportive people in my rich life, including:  Andrea, April, Aunty, Bethany, Bev, Bob, Brenda, Cindy, Cynamon, Deidre, Eslie, FaceBook Friends, Grace, Heather, HSP Chicago MeetUp, Jacquelyn, Jane, Jia, Kimberly, Leah, Lynne, Margaret, Martha Ann, Molly, MOM!, Nancy, Prayables Family, Rada, Sean, Stephanie, Stephon, Susan, Syndi, Tanya.  I adore you each, and am a better Being because of you!

Above all, I am completely, foolishly, recklessly surrendered into the Sculpting Hands of my Creator, who has showered me in more Love than I can hardly stand.  I unfold for, and because of, You.


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12 Responses to “Some thoughts on breaking open.”

  1. missmolly72 Says:

    You are truly amazing and an incredible inspiration, Erika!

  2. Deidre Says:

    Love it Erika! You can do it!

  3. Effy Says:

    Congratulations! I’m an empath and an introvert as well, and I have a podcast on alternative spirituality that brings a lot of joy into my life…as well as a lot of not so joyful interactions with the less pretty side of the public. I learned to take my hits and spend lots of time in solitude, refilling the well with art to recovery. It’s hard sometimes, but it’s worth it.

    I hope this brings beauty and fulfilment into your life!

    • Erika Harris Says:

      What a gorgeous site you have, Wild Precious ;-) Such a gifted artist! I’d love to hear your podcast, too. Could you share the link? I appreciate the caring wisdom you shared here, Effy, and am so glad you stopped by!

  4. alisha Says:

    The rest of you will catch up. I believe that. It just takes some time to adjust.

  5. Erika Harris Says:

    Molly, Deidre and Alisha – Thanks + Hugs :-)

  6. Erika Says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! Congratulations on this exciting new adventure. I have no doubt you will find this to be a very joyful thing. I love your quote about breaking open, too. So inspiring. Thank you for sharing! If I wasn’t living in England at the moment, I’d be one of the first ones to call in. :)

  7. Alissa Says:

    Wow! I encourage to keep going, and honor that you are the way you are for a reason. Your long winded sentences are elegant, and you just keep going dear spirit. I am an entertainer, so I may be able to help you. Who knows, maybe even do something together

    In fact, my mom is a radio personality, and a large, fantastic spirit. Maybe she could talk about her book, “The Stars in Your Family”. How astrology affects relationships between parents and kids.

    Good luck!


  8. Grace Kerina Says:

    Dear, dear Erika

    I’m so convinced that the leap you took toward this job is a well-considered leap. Maybe it’s an interim lily pad, but it’s still got a higher plugged-in rating than the shore before.

    I’m sending you big, loud, full-throated, bull-froggy hurrahs, knowing that either the current lily pad is both big enough and strong enough to support you through the just-landed wobbles, or you’ll use it as a launch pad.

    With love,

  9. Bev Says:

    Dream Come True,

    YOU, HONOR me!….thank you for sharing, caring, and joyfully being YOU! If not for YOU….I would not be in California, discovering the parts of me I had forgotten to love. YOUr awesome friendship gave me the wings to FLY, and “break open.”

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  11. Erika Harris Says:

    Erika, Alissa, Grace and Bev – Your presence(s) are so uplifting! Thanks for your belief in me. Here’s something it helped create:

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