Even in the face of sometimes overwhelming odds, my belief has always been in the enduring strength of the inner human spirit. Challenges are times in life when you need to dig deep, deeper still into the nooks and crannies of yourself to find something solid to hold on to.
It might be the tiniest of sparks, but it IS there. Reaching the end of myself during one of the darker days of my life, I found I had to claw my way emotionally back to the surface to find and face the sun again. Determining that when I was better, I would work with everything I had inside to become a beacon of light. If it could help at least one other person find their way back from that same ledge I had to share healing lessons that resulted from my pain.
This was a time when I felt I lost everything that mattered except my faith, family and my life. There was no longer any income from partnerships or business ventures and our beautiful home was in the midst of foreclosure. There were wrongful neglect charges which were expensive to fight.
Ultimately there seemed nothing else I could do but stand in the stillness while the chaos swirled around me. Amazingly I found it was still possible to survive. Gathering my family together, I said a prayer and tried to encourage them all in some small way. Things suddenly came into perspective about how driven people are to achieve material things sometimes above all else. How driven I had been myself. I realized how chained to debt I had become in the pursuit of those same materialistic goals and how meaningless they all seemed at the moment.
When there was no where else for me to go, I went further inside myself. It was at that moment I was able to hear the voice of God the loudest. I didn’t know how yet, but I knew this too would pass. In that stillness I began to think about what was missing from my life and what I wanted to bring more of in abundance. Things like peace of mind, inner strength and courage. Purer love and appreciation for what I had and those around me who loved me, healing and the gift of forgiveness.
Are things perfect now without any more chaos? Of course not as that wouldn’t be life in all its reality. Life is still perfectly imperfect, a work in progress, and a journey still being undertaken. As you travel your own path, my goal is to help you recognize your inner strength, develop your skills and mindset so you too can live with purpose ON purpose, becoming a powerful force for transformation in your own life.
“In Order To Heal From Life’s Deepest Wounds, You Have To Feel What You Need To Feel, And Be Able To Deal With What You Need To.”