If there’s one thing that I’ve learned this year, it is that healing is a deeply personal and transformative journey. It’s a path that requires courage, vulnerability, and an unwavering commitment to one’s own well-being. In August, I struggled with coming to terms with my own brokenness. In September, I decided that I needed to start embracing healing.
What I wrote at the start of September 2023 about embracing healing
Reflecting on August, I’m filled with gratitude for the experiences, emotions, and lessons that enriched my life last month. One significant realization that has surfaced is my tendency to evade the recollection and growth opportunities inherent in painful and hurtful experiences.
In September, my intention is to welcome the resurfacing of memories, to permit myself to experience the pain, and to be open to further healing. I aim to recognize the progress I’ve made thus far and eagerly embrace the path that lies ahead.
This is going to be a challenging month, so it’s important that I “gather” myself every day. It’s important that I rise early to meet the day – to write Morning Pages and to spend time in prayer, allowing God to speak to me. In the days ahead, I know that this routine will provide the strength and sustenance I need in the days to come.
I choose to embrace both the blessings and challenges that will come my way. I am eager to remain open to all opportunities for growth and learning, regardless of their source.
I am embracing healing in September.
How the month went
The month went by fast and writing and reflecting helped to see me through some challenging days. My husband had a surgery and I spent time with him at the hospital and taking care of him at home, post-surgery. I managed to pick up the ‘flu in hospital, so it made things quite tough. But we managed.
Staying in the hospital and caregiving brought back some very painful memories memories of past experiences for me. Times when I’ve been taken for granted and people conveniently forgot how much I did. I chose to deal with these memories and write through the hurt.
For sometime now, I’ve been praying to find community and we experienced this during that month. So many offers to help, so much kindness and such a reassurance that God was in charge.
Above all, while I was embracing healing in September, I experienced the God’s kindness and grace.
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