You just woke up and are lying in bed, hesitant to move. You’re asking yourself, “Did that really just happen?” You are hoping it’s only a dream. A really bad dream.
You pour your morning cup of coffee- the warmth of the mug in your hands is proof that you are indeed awake, and not dreaming. You find it hard to swallow today, because it tastes more like a cocktail of defeat, betrayal and abandonment; than your usual morning pick me up. How could these people do this? You think you know somebody, right? It’s almost surreal.
You had done a great job keeping the wound under wraps all these years. Yet, every once in a while you rubbed it the wrong way and were reminded that it was still there, festering. You knew that pulling off the band aid and exposing the wound to air is what was needed for real healing to begin. But, you were so afraid of the sting. So, they ripped it off for you.
I know you weren’t prepared for it. And, now you’re scared and confused. I know this, because I have been here before. You ask yourself, “What now?” “What will life look like now that the wound has been exposed?”
The words of the great Louise Hay come to me:
It is over and done with. What is important in this moment is what you are choosing to think and believe and say right now. For these thoughts and words will create your future. Your point of power is in the present moment and is forming the experience of tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and so on.
It is imperative for our own healing that we release the past and forgive everyone.
I know how challenging it must be, to not take this personally. You expected so much more from them. Maybe they don’t have the capacity to give what you think they should. Take some time to grieve. Grieving is part of the process. And, though it may be difficult to see now- this is a great opportunity for everyone involved to practice more LOVE.
In the coming days take time to be still- breathe in, breathe out and trust that in the long run it will be alright.
I beg of you to keep shining your light. It has been my guide to a safer, more loving place on many dark nights.
You are not alone. You are loved. YOU MATTER.
Love, Joy, Truth, Gratitude-