Healing: A Continuous Journey

Healing is a life long continuous journey, you’re always learning new things and new ways.

I’ve learned to let go of a lot of things that no longer serve me or have been sucking my energy second by second with its negative magnetic force.

That in itself is something I never thought I would actually experience in this life truly letting go of the anger and hatred of how this mental illness ever began to be born, that is through violence and rape.

I honestly can’t even explain how that has happened because I really don’t know but I’m grateful for that gift of truly letting go.

I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason and I believe I’m here to share hope and help others.

Years back when I first started therapy I remember telling my therapist everything happens for a reason even if you don’t find that reason till years later and she said “no, sometimes people are just assholes”

But I refuse to accept everything that happens to me was just because someone was “an asshole”

I was a different person last year I was a different person last month and I will be a different person next year we all will be and that’s the beauty of life. We can and are always growing and changing.

It’s important to recognize how far you have come and everything you have overcome.

I’ve gotten more energy and more happiness from truly investing time into myself and taking care of myself.

Rest when you need rest, do things you love, paint your nails, buy the dress, curl your hair, dance around, eat that piece of cake, sing at the top of your lungs. Set limits, say no and don’t feel guilty about doing what’s best for your mental health and your sanity.

The most important message I want to get across with this is how I was able to get through these extremely hard times this year is from talking!

Most important thing is to talk.

Talk till your breathless. Talk till the tears stop falling. Talk till you feel hope again.

You can help light the path to ways out of the dark but before this, you must help yourself.

— Trena Pearl Wall

 

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