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I have grown recently by realizing that I need to talk to a counselor. I have suffered from emotional abuse due to an individual who was in my life for seven year. Don’t worry he isn’t in my life anymore, Him causing me emotional abuse caused health problems. I suffered from migraines because of him. I also have depression and anxiety because of him. Because of him I have low self esteem, I don’t believe in myself and have no confidence.
I’ve become more adept at inhabiting my own body instead of being a passenger in it or an observer of it. There’s more interoception.
I started a YouTube channel about my writing. It’s a big step of faith in my abilities.
I think I’ve made a lot of little changes in how I do things during the lockdown. My mind has been open to ways of doing things differently, as so much of the world around me has changed. New container [from my cupboard] for the foody garbage on my kitchen counter etc etc
So many personal deaths and dying this past week/year and then showing up in support. I am too tired to answer this question. Yet, I truly feel grateful, blessed, humbled, that I have the tools to be a support. Such great life skills of having the capabilities and training to show up in the hardest parts of life. GROWTH and GIFTS…
I don’t get as angry as i used to. Been doing more heart based practices. Have decreased my negativity factor down several notches.
To find back to inner positive motivation, hope and faith arising from the inside no matter what and despite all odds is an important shift in perspective, reconnecting me with what is and without the need or urge to change it.
An increased level of awareness of who, what and where I am.
Becoming more familiar with my mind, it’s illusions and the causes of it’s creations
I have come to appreciate and acknowledge my “oneness” with the world. That I’m ok with myself’ with or without my husband Dennis; happy in all circumstances. I feel enfleshed; enriched; confident; patient; stronger emotionally, physically, spiritually. the Lay Speaker classes have been insightful.
Recently, I was struggling with the question of whether religion has any merit or not. After studying some near-death experiences, however, in which the experiencer was told that every religion is a valid path to the sacred, I have become comfortable with viewing all religions as valid. I am now ready to continue borrowing and blending from different religions in my own spiritual practice.
In the past year, I realize I am capable of doing things that are difficult. Such as during the pandemic: having to suddenly pack up my belongings, find a new place to live, and create a physically nurturing space for me to live in, all in the space of one month.
Also: realizing that what may seem and feel discouraging and impossible one day, can change to feeling hopeful and energizing the next day. My feelings and emotions change from day to day, and sometimes from minute to minute. Guess it’s taken me a lifetime to realize this.
“…realizing that what may seem and feel discouraging and impossible one day, can change to feeling hopeful and energizing the next day.”
I am helping a longtime friend deal with a very sketchy situation involving a cancelled surgery for one of her family members. It involves probable malpractice, and because they are from a different country, the explanations don’t make sense to them (or me). It is traumatic for them, of course.
In the past my impulse would have been to jump in the middle of it and make all kinds of noise with the hospital. This time I am gathering facts and will approach it systematically. I keep thinking of the famous phrase from Stephen Covey: “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” I know this will be more effective in resolving this awful situation.
I think I’ve grown in my ability to let go of control of my family. I never really had it, but I was trying really hard. This coming family vacation will tell the tale.
That is a hard one. Particularly with young adult children. I just read something this morning about ways to simplify one’s life, and it included, “Don’t own anyone else’s problem.” I hope you are successful, Katrina. It may be challenging to do, but I think it’s worth it.
If I’m honest with myself, I don’t think I’ve done a lot of growing in the last year. It has felt a little more like holding my breath to get through the pandemic.
So now I wonder, what might I do to grow this coming year?
Sitting still, waiting to be placed into an amazing creation. Like a nail being held in place, held, long, hard, still, feeling no forward movement, then BANG fulfills a purpose. This is how I often look at those times in life.
It’s funny. As I read the question in the early morning I immediately thought of you. Not sure why (I often do) but I think it has to do with my associating you with growing all the time…in the garden for sure, but as a metaphor for your finding your way and cultivating all kinds of stuff in all kinds of ways…not to take away from what your answer is…as it is your answer and I honor that…just thought I would chime in with my little mind worm from this AM….
Aw, thank you so much you guys!!!
Your answers lifted my spirits tonight.
Like your honesty.
Thank you, Maeve. 🙂
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