February 20

HOPE MONTH: DAY 20: “The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses.”― C. JoyBell C.

This quote brings a very vivid image to my mind. I love it! Words are so powerful, and learning to use them to lift up rather than to instill fear is always the way I want to walk.

We all have that critical, nasty voice of Ego in us. We choose, all the time, which voice to listen to; most of the time not knowing that we choose.

To listen, instead, to the voice of Spirit and to not only believe it, but put it out into the universe is what I believe recovery is all about. I cannot inspire others to believe in themselves and their souls enough if I am critical and negative about their possibilities. About their lives and their journey.

No matter how much we have gone through in this life, and we ALL have our experiences; we can look at them as gifts of a loving and benevolent Universal Power, or we can look at ourselves as victims and martyrs.

The voice of hope I have within me resonates only with those who walk in the “sunlight of the spirit” because that is where hope lives. I can critique and whine with the best of them, but there is nothing for me there. Leaving that behind and walking with my spirit is the only way I will go. And yes, there is great broken-ness there, but that is where the sun shines in and it is the only way we get through this journey anyway. I have never met an unbroken human over 5 minutes old.

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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