No Amount of Pain…..

pain1There is no amount of pain that will change the past. We can get stuck in our pain for so long that it doesn’t even make sense any longer.  Nothing does. All we know is we are in pain and nothing seems to work.

I never say that you should not feel your pain! I say feel your pain for as long as you need to;but learn when it is time to let it go. Once that pain doesn’t serve you, yes I said “serve you” because sometimes pain can help us get past things, own it,  but once it is making life simply too hard to navigate, then it is time to let it go. Only we have the power to know when it is time and to do something about it.  There may be times when the pain is too great and we can’t seem to pull ourselves out no mater what we do- that is when  we must ask for help. No shame in that!! It is just as powerful to know when to ask  and do it!!

So feel your pain, but only for a season. Let it go when it is time. Ask for help if you need to.  It is all part of life and growth!

You’ve GOT this! ❤

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Heal Your Heart!

rose quartzWhen our heart has been hurt we have a tendency to close off/ shut down/build walls. Self-preservation! That is understandable;but love heals. Love for self heals. So we need to learn to take down the walls, open up the heart, turn it back on!  Self-worth and self-love will heal.  If we can learn to love ourselves and open up again, with a healthy attitude, we will attract love back to us;in all forms!  When I say this I am not speaking of only romantic love; but all love. Once our heart has been hurt we tend to close off from everyone;not just romantic love.  We may not be aware but it happens.  I’m sure we all have known of people who turn bitter towards everyone when they have been hurt!  It happens!  Growing old with lots of cats comes to mind! Ha!

There are so many things we can do to start healing and opening our heart back up! One thing that is really simple is to use Rose Quartz!  Yes, I am a firm believer in using what God has made (of the earth) to help in all aspects of my life! And Rose Quartz is an excellent crystal to help heal your heart!  Rose Quartz is known for its ability to heal personal relationships! What better relationship to work on than the one we have with our self?!

Rose Quartz is all about unconditional love and healing.  Now maybe you think this is all a bunch of woo-woo, and that is OK!  All I can say is “what will it hurt?”  it is a beautiful crystal! And easy to find.  The one in the picture is my Rose Quartz that I keep on my writing desk! I have a large piece next to my bed too!  Buy a piece and wear it around your neck or put it in your pocket! It is a pretty stone and….what will it hurt? 🙂

It Is Not About Me!

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Yesterday I wrote a blog post about taking responsibility for our own happiness. At the end of that post I added some personal information about myself to let the reader see I am just like her/ him. Basically it said I know it is my responsibility to take control of my own life and not blame others for my problems; because that will get me nowhere in resolving any issues I may have! Looking to blame others forever regarding our problems will not solve a thing, so it is important to accept responsibility for our own peace and happiness and move on when the time is right. In other words “don’t wallow in self-pity.” And don’t get stuck in the same old story.

Then today I was looking back on some old posts and came upon a post from two years ago, during the time that my mother-in-law passed. This was a tremendously emotional time for me, my husband, and his family. We went to Florida expecting to be gone, at most, for a week and did not return for 17 days. In those 17 days we spent time with his mom, we helped get her into hospice and then we stayed in her room for 4 days and nights while she went through the process of passing on. It was emotional and so draining…….. to read the rest of the story stay tuned! Article will be published on EzineArticles soon!