Do You Need Encouragement?

Encouragement

NOTE: Below is a copied email I sent to a friend, who’s like family, recently who is dealing with the mental and emotional anguish resulting from a life-altering decision she had made. I share it here for encouragement in case you or someone you know is dealing with deep remorse and grief.

I’m emailing you after hearing about your decision and what you’re dealing with in its aftermath…….

…..and I thought about a lot of things……I reflected on choices I’ve made or agreed to and how I felt impacted by them……I thought about you and what you’re dealing with, imagining the scenes (of your experience) and seeing them play out in my mind like a movie…….(I always see things in pictures in my mind, whether they’re memories or imagined futures or the re-imagined present)……

……and I imagined experiencing what you are experiencing and feeling what you might be feeling……..(as a man this is all I can do, is try to feel what a woman, any woman, might feel)…….and even as I imagined what I can only faintly, faintly even attempt to understand, I felt echoes of old pains of my own…….old pains that settle into the bones, weakening them, and into the muscles, stiffening them………these pains never leave us until we are seasoned with their lessons and their wisdom……they can act, if we allow, as a kind of teacher, a guide, always pointing to something within us we didn’t know was there…….pain and it’s learning can open us to new insights, new experiences……of ourselves and our world as a consequence……

……who knew that right alongside this pain you are experiencing there would emerge, from within you, a heart blown open with compassion for others and a new-found empathic sensibility that leaves you feeling others on deeper levels…….this is always a mark of earth-healers, soul-healers, true healers in our world…….

…….you are Human…….Human!………with all of its beauty and shadow……with all of its.bliss and pain……with all of its shine and shit……..and WHAT YOU ARE can never ever in all of eternity be anything less than a true and beautiful expression of Life, of the Divine, of the Power that becomes the tree, the butterfly, the waters and the stars………

THAT WHICH YOU ARE CANNOT BE ANY LESS THAN WHAT IT IS AND IT CHOSE TO EXPRESS ITSELF AS YOU……………think on that!………..THE INFINITE POWER OF ALL THINGS SEEN AND UNSEEN CHOSE TO EXPRESS ITSELF AS YOU!……….and this truth is no less true, no less beautiful, because of a choice you made………that is not possible…….THIS is what you truly are……..

you are not this or that choice, you are not this or that pain, you are not this or that fault, you are not this or that mistake, you are not this or that regret……..you are none of those things…….please feel that…….

……..we love you so very much…….we absolutely adore you and miss you……..and I love you so much, because you are beautifully you………you have the courage to be honest about yourself when there is so much fear around that in this modern world……..it takes strength of character and a brave heart to be open and vulnerable……..your honesty of soul is refreshing and inspiring, even if you are a bit hard on yourself here and there……..(smiling)

……..we’d love to see you in our world here in Northern California……..it’s a warm, welcoming place with good vibes and beautiful Humans whose souls shine……..like yours.

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