Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Asking “Why did this happen to me, when I tried so hard to be good?” didn’t really help. I didn’t want to look at my part in the divorce because it just hurt too much. But eventually, I was able to look at it objectively.
I had felt overwhelmed trying to please everybody, so I focused on my job and made sure the kids were taken care of. My husband felt neglected and left our twenty year marriage. After a long time, I stopped beating myself up. I learned to love myself again and began the long process of forgiveness.
It took years, but the love and forgiveness is what made things better. The lessons I learned along the way have enriched my life and brought blessings I would never have imagined.
How has time given you a different perspective on the curve balls you’ve been thrown?
This post was inspired by https://simplisticinsights.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/curve-balls/
Let Healing Flow, by JoAnne Silvia
Wondering what to do with this blog, since I have another one that takes priority, I was thinking of dropping this one. But then the idea came to me to use this as a place to honor my visual art.
The painting above reminds me of a difficult time of my life and the gift of art as therapy. Things are so much better now. Healing flows when I return to the gifts of art, animals, and nature, my first loves.
I’m not sure what will develop here, but maybe I don’t need to worry about it. Maybe I can just let it happen. That would be different. And wonderful!
What are your healing gifts?
The Spiritual Passenger,
right on time,
read my mind
Before knowing me:
“Say for instance, you fear trying to use your artistic gifts to pursue a career.”
That’s the one.
And with that, the fear within the questions:
Can I depend on the offer to support me living that dream?
Is it possible that I can depend on someone other than myself?
Am I worth that much,
that someone would give me such a gift?
The answers came, to nourish wings
longing for flight.
I have taken the leap.