Man is the soul that uses the body as an instrument of self-expression.Hola Readers! Hope this morning everyone is having a great rise along with a BIG appetite for life where ever in the world you may find yourself today. A life filled with excitement and prosperity! Acknowledging first that we are more than just a body is a good start to healthy wholeness. Let's take time to feed the soul. We feed our bodies with healthy foods to get enough energy and nutrients for optimal growth and development. We feed and stimulate the mind with books, movies, plays and games for personal and creative development. The same principal applies to feeding the soul. It is just as important to feed the body as it is to feed the soul! After all, the soul is the core of who we are! It is who we are. My own experiences of honoring my soul has helped me make this connection with my very soul. And my life is so much richer in so many ways I could not have even imagined. This is why I refuse to believe that we are just here to work, eat, sleep and die. Yes, these are inevitable experiences we live as human beings, but we are spiritual beings as well. So join me every Monday with a different food for the soul.
I'm Baaacckkk! Hope your weekend was one of blessings, relaxation and spiritual growth. I know mine was for sure. You see, I have PTSD stemming from a childhood trauma. I lived oblivious to this condition for so many, many years not understanding why I was feeling the way I was. But, with years of therapy I got through it. I got to see the light after the darkness.
I am told I will always have PTSD due to the severity of the trauma. And although the majority of the time I am free of it, there are certain things or situations that may still trigger it. Only now, I am able to recognize and feel when it creeps up at me. In the beginning I'd tend to surrender to it alone, not telling anyone, not even mi familia. At times I would become prisoner of my own room, cry for days and tell mi familia I was just suffering from the flu.
This weekend I had an episode triggered by watching the movie The Call. I watched it almost 2 weeks ago even though my eldest daughter forewarned me about it. But I wanted to be strong, which I am by nature and I'm okay now. Only this time I did something different. I did not surrender to its gnarling grip! I did not curl under my sheets allowing it to crush me while I cried my eyes out. Instead, in my weakness I pulled on my own strength and realized it is okay to not be okay. It is okay to lean on someone else. It is okay to ask for help. So, I did just that and BOY was it hard for me to do. I first had to struggle through the guilt that comes with being a mother who finds herself having to lean on a child. Even if the child is an adult, the guilt is just as strong. At least for me it was. Yet, I did it! I fell upon the arms of my daughter and allowed her to catch me. And I'm a better person because of it and I'm hoping so is she. Truly a blessing.
Through this experience I've come to learn that every so often there are defining moments we experience that bring clarity to those otherwise obscure moments in our lives. I've also learned that there is a sense of freedom in those moments of clarity. This week I will focus more on those defining moments!
This week's inspirational feed on Clarity...
Wishing everyone a magical Monday and a week full of love, laughter and excitement!
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