March 1

FAITH MONTH: DAY 1: “It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.”― Jocelyn Soriano

Many of us are stuck in our woundedness. We get there and don’t want to come out. We hold on and hold on, with the idea that the same Power that allowed the wounds is gonna get us again.

It isn’t about that at all. We are here to learn these things. We are here to have these experiences. I want optimal healing, because I don’t want to leave this life without learning what healing teaches me. I have never met someone who is healing who wants to hang onto the story about wounds.

That is not how this works. Healing, in and of itself, eliminates that story. We cannot hold onto the story and healing at the same time. They are not compatible.

Letting go of the story of our wounds is how we get and stay in recovery and life. We may jump back into being wounded from time to time, but the story will not serve us like it once did.

It is like a tiny kitten who is hiding under the bed. In order to get food and water and the comfort all animals inherently crave it must come out and sheath its claws. They always do. That is faith. That is healing. Many of us are like that kitten. All puffed up and hissing at other people.

That kind of behavior is dysfunctional, at best. And it keeps us from our highest good. We cling to the story of being wounded and spit and hiss at whatever comes near us. Living in fear and hissing all the time is NOT what we are here for.

Walking out of that place into a new story IS what we are here for. Manifesting miracles is what we are here for. As the book says, “ for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.” The exact same thing is true for miracles…we all KNOW they exist; we just don’t know for sure if they exist for US. They do. And we are here to show the world THAT.

So, it is only extreme arrogance and Ego that believes we MUST cling to our wounds and not drop them to reach for healing. And we will be brought to our knees again and again until we do. For me, this is great evidence that my purpose here is to do only THAT. Okay?

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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