Goodbye, for now.

I’m creating space for spaciousness. It feels good.

Rachel Clifton
3 min readAug 27, 2022


Photo by Sharon Pittaway on Unsplash


Words can’t describe the evolution I’ve been on lately. How beautiful it feels to be here with you. To honour each & every moment as sacred. How grateful I am to be letting myself feel & devoting my life to the practice of being & becoming ever more embodied. Deepening in integrity. Radiating love, light & laughter unapologetically. I’m so happy to be able to feel his level of wholeness & joy, while also knowing that what I’m experiencing now is only the beginning of what’s possible.

I’m feeling into my Medium presence, and it feels like the right time to leave it here. I’ve been sharing little fragments of my journey since September 16, 2017, when I shared “On Cowardice”. Full piece below.

On Cowardice

Some thoughts (preliminary):

  • It’s human nature

But what is it?

  • Fear masquerading as avoidance

And what does this mean? What does it do?

  • Undermine our own integrity. Debase us as human beings. Sacrifice our “values” at the altar of What-We-Are-Prepared-To-Accept-As-Realism.

We are all cowards, sometimes. We all hold ourselves back, despite knowing not only that we “should” do otherwise, but that we want to. When we go against what we believe is right, we lose ourselves in the process.

Such is life.

She sighs.

But no.

It doesn’t have to be.

This is what I believe.

I believe it because I have to, for me. For my own personal integrity. I don’t care if it’s ridiculous, if I myself am ridiculed for it, if this affects the extent to which I am “taken seriously” — which, at this present moment, is a lost cause anyway- because I have nothing to prove. This is not for you.

This is personal.

And yes, it’s on the internet; plenty of “personal” things are. Inverted commas optional, a la my favourite Atwood quote: ‘context is all’.

This is personal for a different reason, though.



Rachel Clifton

Perennially irreverent. Gently fierce. Fiercely loving. A thing of beauty, work of art & human being, just like you.