Monday, May 24, 2010

After the Trauma

"In our culture we have support for crisis.  It is in the year or two after a traumatic experience that we are expected to 'get on with it.  It's over.'

But, we can't get on with it until we have allowed ourselves to feel, express, and fully release our emotions about our trauma." - Northrup

Death. 

Divorce. 

Financial misfortune.

The loss of health.  Home.  Job.  Relationship.  Pet.

The winding road toward healing will have many rocky moments.  Bittersweet memories will relentlessly line your path.  Overwhelming sadness will come when you least expect it.  Torrents of tears will threaten to undo you. 

And yes, you will stumble as you make your way ahead. 

But be encouraged today.  As you grieve well and keep on putting one foot in front of the other, more glimpses of the hopeful promise of wholeness will enter your life.


Embrace the journey and find peace ... because He never leaves you.  He doesn't forsake. 

And yes, heaven stands ~
Linda

2 comments:

  1. One of my favorite songs of all time! A friend and I sing it at church. The words say so much. JJ Heller is wonderful.

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    1. Oh, grief is messy and complex, a long and winding road, that sometimes seems without an end. Thanks for unearthing this oldie for us, Loralee.

      And don't you just love JJ?

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Linda

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