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This is a picture of my client/friend’s Grandmother, Big Alma as they hung her statue in San Francisco, Calif in Union Square

If you put me on a pedestal 
You’ll have to take me down
So you might want to be careful 
Of whom you find worthy to wear that crown

If you put me on a pedestal
You’ll have to take me down
You’ll scream and fight and and moan and groan 
But then see how much you’ve grown

If you put me on a pedestal
You’ll have to take me down
Your hidden jewels inside of you
Are waiting to be polished, shine and flown

If you put me on a pedestal 
You’ll have to take me down
You are just fine, without me
Now spread your wings and leave the ground

If you put me on a pedestal 
You’ll have to take me down 
Don’t listen to anyone who tells you differently
For their own ego or greed; it’s simply unfound

If you put me on a pedestal 
You’ll have to take me down
Believing in false Gods and dogma
So they could be the talk of the town

If you Put me on a Pedestal
You’ll have to take me down
Learn from others and go your own way
Honor their gifts and make them your own.

If you Put me on a Pedestal
You’ll have to take me down.
As you rise and take the throne
You have arrived, and don’t let anyone take your crown.


Congratulations!

My son just told us a story the other day which I had never heard about before and thank God.  Some stories are better left untold till a later time and some maybe, not at all. I may have flipped a gasket.  One of our babysitters was driving him and his sister to the store. He was about 7 at the time and she was 9. They were driving down our block about 10 miles per hour and he saw a huge semi truck heading towards them.

He thought surely that she saw it and would pull over and didn’t say anything and then he watched the truck hit them head on.  He was terrified and shaken of course like they all were but luckily ok.  He said in that moment he realized people and parents weren’t perfect and no one should be put on a pedestal.  It was an eye opening experience to realize that at such a young age which might explain his rebelliousness.

We all have people we admire and look up to that have served as wonderful mentors in our lives. 
It may be a colleague, a writer, a singer, a band, a teacher, a world leader, a workshop leader, a yogi,  a friend, a minister, a guru and the list can go on and on.
Whoever this person is for you, we gain wisdom and insight from their knowledge, talent and lessons they impart.

We hang on every word and are in awe of everything they say and that’s how we learn. There is nothing wrong with it unless it puts you in a place of denying your own inner wisdom which has happened in many cults where they are truly only looking out for their own ego, greed and money. 
There are many organizations documented and people who have been prisoners to this horrifying experience.  The few I have known personally, have gotten out thankfully.

If you had a solid foundation when you were growing up it makes it easier not to fall prey to false God’s or someone who would lead you astray from your own moral compass. When you feel loved and have had boundaries, you know where you begin and where another stops and you are free to make choices of your own. If on the other hand you were abused and didn’t have a parental figure in your life that anchored you and emulated love with good moral judgement, it’s going to be harder for you.  Just know that and keep your antenna up.  As a general rule anyone who points you towards your own inner wisdom is someone you can most likely trust and anyone that has an agenda for you, is probably someone to steer clear of.

I have had many mentors and teachers in my life and feel blessed by their guidance and sharing their experience and wisdom.  Each one of them has brought me to my center and core and the essence of the divine and love from which we came.  

I also have had others that have put me on a pedestal and when that happens it is shattering for them when they find out that I am human with blemishes and faults.  Even though we are spiritual beings living in a physical body, to error is to be human.  If you are one of them who has put me on a pedestal and happen to be reading this, I want you to know that I am truly sorry for anything I may have done or said to cause you to feel hurt. While we may have gone our separate ways, I wish you love, joy, health and blessing always.

Shine your light and love and remember to ask and you will receive. We are each divine love, light, soul, principle and spirit. We are one.

Blessings for a greart Hump Day Wednesday as you celebrate another day.

💖

Thanks for stopping in today; your gracious visit, (liking if you do of course), commenting and or sharing if you are inclined.


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Offshorewriter
4 months ago

Such a gracious post this is!!! ❣️❣️An uplifting poem needed for me today! Oh dear Cindy, woman of love…. this post, so soothes my soul. True, we are just humans with blemishes and faults. 🤗🤗 Thanks for sharing this with us.

Suma Reddy
4 months ago

Indeed beautiful Poem n the post filled with much of kindness n humanity. As usual unique thoughts dear Cindy 😊 💖✌

ecohorizons
Reply to  Suma Reddy
4 months ago

Through both joy and pain ,
We can transcend , grow and gain …

ecohorizons
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Streams of clouds passing by ,

Whether thunders laugh or storms cry ,

sun rays fill up the sky ,

I would always dream that I could fly ,

over the mountains nearby ,

Having pleasure looking up high ,

The night stars shine and spy,

Angels love , deeply look and watch by

Live in bliss and on God rely …

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Always it’s pleasure to visit your unique site Cindy. Loves to you as well ❤ 🙂🙏

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Thank you much Cindy 😇🙏🥰

Kumar Harsh
4 months ago

I loved reading this poem Cindy. This told so many stories and so many lessons that many of us won’t learn till later part of their lives. I know parenting is a hard task but i even know this that every parent does that task to the best of their abilities and to the conditions they might think that it’s appropriate for their progeny. Such amazing life lessons. Thank you so much for sharing. 😇😇

ecohorizons
Reply to  Kumar Harsh
4 months ago

Sometimes , we people overthink or overwork or get emotional more than necassary making things more difficult . We could sometimes , relax and let go as much as possible or to the best of our abilities to discover simplicity and fluidity to move gently with the flow of the universe in ways that gets along with our ultimate path of ecstacy and peace . Just , I have learned to do as much as I can to enjoy riding the waves of the sea of life …

ecohorizons
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

I really appreciate responding fast …

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

😇😇

GraceoftheSun
4 months ago

What a wonderful and insightful poem, Cindy! I absolutely loved it and read it multiple times. Such wise words. Beautiful!❤️

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Always a pleasure Cindy.❤️💕

Nawazish
4 months ago

I loved reading this post Cindy! There are so many stories and lessons❤

Samreen Asad
4 months ago

Another beautiful one from our ‘Light house’.. ❤️ Such Fervently written poem 💕
So much to absorb from your experiences Cindy, always, thank you so much for sharing 🤗😊❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Your welcome always dear🤗 oh I did Cindy, I always do❤️ So sweet of you to say that, I too missed you all!! 🤗❤️

Keith
4 months ago

Cindy, excellent poem and story. When we first see the fallibility of our parents, it is very disconcerting. I like how you reference respect for mentors and teachers, but no one is perfect, even the best of the lot.

As for your poem, these two lines from the next to last stanza speak volumes about those mentors and teachers:

“Learn from others and go your own way
Honor their gifts and make them your own.”

As I read this, I kept thinking of how some want to put a spouse on a pedestal – DON’T. He or she is a companion and equal partner in the relationship with his or her own imperfections. Yet, together you are closer to perfect, when it is done well. One of the best things about being in relationship is to have the other’s back when he or she messes up, which of course will happen at some point.

Well done, Ms. Georgakas. Keith

Keith
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Cindy, many thanks. I appreciate greatly your reaction to my comments for whatever their worth. You are more than kind. You make it easier to respond with your reflective posts. As for Prince and Princess Charming, royalty is looking overrated with the cause for the recent defections from the UK ranks. Keith

akshita1776
4 months ago

Such a poigant and insightful poem!!
I agree when you say that some stories are best left untold for a certain time. I loved this post!

vaniheart
4 months ago

Very uplifting one Cindy ❤❤❤
And parenting is tough but I know every parent in this world just want the betterment of their child and nothing can change this fact

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
4 months ago

💜 Lilith was NEVER!!! on a “pedestal” as Adams First Equitable Spouse then Replaced from Adams Rib by Eve, a Subservient Stepford Wife; then SHE!!! Flew Away from The Garden of Eden created by a “God” who knowingly Implanted Temptation, The Tree of Knowledge, then Blames Satan (Lilith), His Former Wife, who KNOWS!!! ALL; this is The Power of Goddess and a Cock, however Big or Hard, WILL NOT!!! Control HER!!! Boys and YOU!!! Girls with Fake Cocks

…💛💚💙…

Jeff Flesch
4 months ago

A lovely post, Cindy. Authentic and amazing. Love it. ❤❤❤

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Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
4 months ago

💜 Goddess; to The Max!!!

…💛💚💙…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
4 months ago

💜 A Lady NEVER!!! NEEDS!!! Protecting and “Putting On A Pedestal” Boys; that’s a Myth created by Nervous Men who Want to CONTROL!!!…a Lady, especially Little Girls, ARE Watching Us Gents Intently; so Be Very, Very, Very Respectful and Don’t Touch That WithOut Permission and Accept when Permission is Revoked

…💛💚💙…

jonicaggiano
4 months ago

Love the poem filled with wisdom and loved the ending especially, uplifting and wise. Lovely Cindy. Your story is an interesting one and I know what you mean about some stories better lived unknown. Once when my daughter was on a mission trip – she was surrounded and was captive along with several other people. She didn’t tell me that story until it was over but I honestly don’t know what I would have done, except hit the floor and pray for intervention. Thank you for sharing your story it is an extremely good reminder to have. Also a valid warning as well. Being an ACOA I know that it took me a while to stop my co-dependent relationships when I was young until I did the hard work in therapy I needed. As my few friends back in my early twenties had their own agendas for sure and were never really my friends. That doesn’t mean I don’t love them just that I don’t have relationships with them or others like them for decades. Love you to pieces xoxoxoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
4 months ago

Hi Cindy, what a beautiful poem and what an insightful tale. I am in awe with your work.
Sending love.
Have a fabulous evening.
G.

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Dear Cindy, thank you so much for the love. Sending more 🥰❤️🌹

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

🥰❤️🌹🥰❤️🌹

Jeff Flesch
4 months ago

Welcome, Cindy! My pleasure, always. Have a great rest of your week!❤️

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
4 months ago

Thought-provoking post, Cindy! Love the photo…perfect with the poem. I found the story about your children being in an accident, and you not being told truly appalling! Surely, some laws were broken by this! Glad everyone was OK! Take care, Cindy! <3 <3 <3

MariaTeresa
4 months ago

What a full circle moment of truth, yes…we all stand eye to eye and hanc in hand. Each of us human beings doing phenomenal things, at times we screw up! The beauty is when we decide to learn from our mistakes and causes to keep trying. This is what shapes character and awakens integrity. I really liked the poem paired with the picture of your gfs Grandmother…just wow. Yes, we should never put anyone on any higher footing for we are each worthy in our own unique ways. You my dear are a shining example of unique beauty🥰

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
4 months ago

💜 If The Shoe Fits, wear it Cinderella; love YOU!!! and YOUR!!! Real Resilience Cindy

…💛💚💙…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve

…💛💚💙…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
4 months ago

💜 A Lady Stares or Cares Boys; trust Me YOU!!! Don’t Want HER!!! Staring At YOU!!! unless Looking Lovingly in to YOUR!!! Eyes and Seeing The TRUTH!!! Eyes in The Back of HER!!! Head

…💛💚💙…

Prior...
4 months ago

The pedestal prose was fantastic
And the story from your son – were they in the car that was hit?

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Thx

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Michele Lee
4 months ago

I enjoyed the message of your poem and the photo is fantastic. 👏🏻

Filarance
4 months ago

Oh my dear cindy, wow wow wow wow wow!!! This post is really fabulous.❤❤❤ This is the best post I ever read it..💖💖💖 I really loved it my friend. I read it multiple time.❣❣ .. You are amazing dea cindy..😊🤗🤗 And I’m very late comment😔😔 In your post I should be the first comment. But next time I will the first. 🤣😊🤗🤗🤗

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Wowwwww!! What a beautiful comment!😍😍😍 Whenever I see you comment I’m will become happy..💖💖💖 You bring smile to my face dear cindy..😊❣❣It’s so so wonderful to hear from you my friend. Most welcome. It’s my pleasure. Have an amazing day nu amazing friend.💖❤❤

Check out my today post my dear friend cindy.😊🤗🤗🤗 Here the link https://wp.me/pcSMXJ-3C

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Most welcome! Oh that’s nice!🤗

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

My friend, did you get my reply comment??

Filarance
Reply to  Filarance
4 months ago

Or it went to spam!!

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

No cindy.. I didn’t get..❣

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🤗😊

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

But I will tell you again..

Wowwww!! What a lovely comment !! I had ever read a comment like your dear cindy!!💖💖💖Its so fabulous to hear from you my friend. ❤❤ You brighten up my day.. And also you bring smile to my face..🤗🤗 Have a marvelous day my dear marvelous friend..😊❣❣

Filarance
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thanks you my friend!😊

Ingrid
4 months ago

A great poem Cindy: I think looking to others for what we have inside ourselves is a clear indication of a problem. Not that there is something wrong with us, but we can’t see what is right with us. And this is great advice: ‘anyone who points you towards your own inner wisdom is someone you can most likely trust and anyone that has an agenda for you, is probably someone to steer clear of.’
Keep doing what you do so well ❤️🙏❤️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

❤️ Cindy ❤️

ashok
4 months ago

Beautiful poem and beautiful thoughts Cindy and your son is so amazing.

I too have had many mentors – beginning with my parents and I can’t thank all of them enough.

I know there are some friends and relations who have put me on a very high pedestal. I hope and pray that I continue to live upto their expectations. I know that I have made so many blunders in my life. I have been incredibly naive and stupid at times. I am learning humility. Am learning to forgive myself and forgive others.

You are such an amazing all rounded person Cindy. Am blessed to know you.

Love and hugs 🤗 💖🤗

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Hope your day was good Cindy.

Stay blessed. Stay loved 💖🤗

joycemaryj
4 months ago

An enlightening post! Loved the poem too. It’s true that we need mentors in our some point of life but is also essential to give value to our own inner wisdom. Thank you for writing and sharing this with us.

joycemaryj
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

That was my pleasure.😊

Adeleke Adeite
4 months ago

“As a general rule anyone who points you towards your own inner wisdom is someone you can most likely trust.”

You are a wellspring of wisdom Cindy!

Chameli B
4 months ago

You’re so talented <3

Chameli B
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Welcome 🙂

Dreamy Parakeet
4 months ago

Happy writing ❤️😻

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
4 months ago

Cindy that was beautifully said and so very true . We are all connected and in this physical body together collectively we can do great things for the planet and each other . May we all get our egos out of the way and recognizes how powerful we each are through the love that brought us all here. May we all know peace and joy may we all be loving and may we all be free of fear .may everyone experience unconditional love.both in giving and receiving. We must all do our part to build a better world for ourselves and the generations to follow. With God all things are possible
Sending you lots of love 💕

boundlessblessingsblog
4 months ago

Wonderfully and profoundly expressed thoughts and poem, Cindy. We the human beings have all suffered and had pleasure too in this body of ours and since we live in this body which is all illusion all duality has to happen to us but we have to have the courage to rise and take the hand of God and move forward to a better life. Thanks for the awesome post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You are always welcome dear, Cindy. Much love and light to you. Cindy would love your thoughts on my poem. Do have a look. Thanks 😊😊😊😊

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

It’s completely okay dear Cindy. Love to read your awesome comments always ❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

💓💓💓

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

💓💓💓

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Take care and stay safe dear.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Same here too dear Cindy. Love and lots of hugs 🤗🤗🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Blessings to you too Cindy ❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Welcome dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Oh this WordPress creates hassles at times so have to check spam folder too

Rishika Jain
4 months ago

I love the poem so so so much Cindy, so true and heart wrenching. So much love 🥺💛💛

Rishika Jain
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Xoxoxo💛💛

rothpoetry
4 months ago

A good point here in you poem… I have heard the our heroes some times have feet of clay! We all have our flaws and need not be raised too high in this world or someone will eventually take us down. Lots of statue taking down these days it seems!
Well done.

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Yes for sure!

Shelly DS
4 months ago

So many life lessons in one post! Thanks for sharing Cindy. Also, it’s very mature of your son to learn such a valuable lesson in such a situation!

D. Wallace Peach
4 months ago

Being put on a pedestal is unfair to everyone… living up to all those expectations is impossible and ultimately disappointing for everyone. Your poem captures the truth, Cindy. No one can stay up there forever. No one is perfect and worthy of that kind of worship. True love, it seems to me, comes when we accept the imperfections and love anyway, side by side. <3

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Kritika
4 months ago

After all each of us is human. Relationships does not leave our individual self. Our beliefs, our values, differ. We all are different and unique.
Its difficult to decipher what is in a human minds when going through the moment. Stepping into the others shoe might clear the head.

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

My pleasure always kindly 🙂 (heart)

michnavs
4 months ago

Awww your son is the best…and the poem brilliant Cindy

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

😊😊😊

Navin
4 months ago

An uplifting poem…lovely post….you’re really a grounded being, Cindy.

I hope you can send me poem for Astha’s anthology soon as the publisher is soon going to work on manuscript….Only 2 entries are remaining…you are one of them….Pls check your mail….alternatively, you can go on my contact page & send me the poem, I’ll do the rest….If you can’t, then it’s also fine. Your thoughts n energy are as precious as the poetry. Much love ❤️ ✨ 🙏

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re welcome Cindy….don’t worry….send me when you’re awake n have time….I’m glad both you & Harsh are gonna be a part of anthology….thank you….no more slots now….he can send me his poems as well with his full name / mobile no / address / email / IG handle etc…sleep well ❤️ ✨

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re welcome, Cindy….you can simply send me the poems…it’s a beautiful minute write…coz it was simply flowing in you….I’ve just replied your mail ❤️🙏

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🙏✨❤️

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

✨🙏😊….I’m awaiting your mail with your poem(s) & other info

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Jaba Paul
3 months ago

Such a great post mam

Jaba Paul
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Mam may I have a request for you mam . Mam may I tell you?

Jaba Paul
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Can you please tell me what is the problem on my post . I mean I’m 17 years old I read in local government school were students not good in English . This is my first time write without any help . And why my post don’t got much like? What the readers want to read? And how to earn money by writing a blog? I don’t know what is my blog problem so please mam it’s really kind if you help me . I really great full to you 🙏❤️

Jaba Paul
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thank you mam and this was really helpful ❤️🙏😊

Han_A
3 months ago

I love this and totally agree. I actually discovered this post after writing a blog post on a similar topic which I am posting today! 👏:)

rapunzel82
3 months ago

Beautiful poem and explanation. I’m not sure if you like country music or not, but as Ronnie Dunn says, “We all bleed red.” Even if you don’t like country, it’s still worth a listen. Thank you for letting me (and many others) read your very personal art.

phenomenal facts
2 months ago

Amazing blog 😀

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2 months ago

Pls visit my website 🙏🙏😄

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