August 5

COURAGE MONTH: DAY 5: “Courage cannot be left like bones in a bag. It must be brought out and shown the light again and again, growing stronger each time. If you think it will keep for the times you need it, you are wrong. It is like any other part of your strength. If you ignore it, the bag will be empty when you need it most.”― Conn Iggulden

We have to get out of bed every day and find purpose to keep moving forward in life. We are not in the movie “Groundhog Day” and it will not be the same as yesterday. Even if we pretend to be the same, wear all the same clothes, drive the same route, etc., the energy of this new day will shift some of it. The car we drive has new miles on it, there are more or fewer dead bugs on the windshield. The same clothes are probably not as clean, or ironed differently.

The plants and flowers around us in the world have lost some leaves, grown some leaves, flowered or bloomed or grown or died back since yesterday. AND…, everything has aged another day. We have, and so has everything in the Universe.

There is always growth required of us to step into the new energy of every new moment. It isn’t only in the mornings when we begin a new day, but also when we move from 9am to 10am. All the time, forever…

So we must grow our spiritual experience from 9am to 10am, all the time, forever. And that requires that we learn and grow and become new, over and over again, all the time, forever. See how this goes? What you knew about life yesterday got your through yesterday. Today you must learn something more. I don’t know what, but that is a big part of the horror of this time in the world. We believe we knew what life was supposed to look like, based on however long it looked that way for us.

And guess what…it is ALWAYS going to be unpredictable and we do not drive this bus, so we don’t know the direction it will turn from one moment to the next. It is ALIVE and moving and breathing and does not ever, ever stay fixed. When we learn to move and breath and change along with it, without whining and complaining, we are headed in the same direction…in alignment with the Universe. THAT IS WHAT SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES ARE TRYING TO TEACH US! OH YEAH!

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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