What it Means to Have Support From People I Have Never Met

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How can you trust what they say?

For they could be telling you lies

They could be making everything up!

You don’t KNOW them!

This is the fear of the people I HAVE met

Who find it so difficult to understand that there are many people in this world

Who are good, kind, loving, generous, spirits

And you don’t have to physically meet them to know them

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People who have traveled a lifetime

And finally found the piece of their soul that was missing

The piece that makes heart connections

And Yes – EVEN with souls they have never met in the flesh!

These are the people I talk to through a computer screen

They laugh, they cry, they try to cheer you up

They tell their truth

They go to the depths of the darkness

to show you it’s possible to go to the light

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They “like” you, and they are “like” you

They let you know that you are not alone in this world

They validate the feelings that you have felt your whole lifetime

and probably been made fun of for most of it

They understand when you hurt

And they truly want to make you feel better

They never tell you, you CAN’T

they always believe that you can – and you do!

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Yeah – so for me

The thing I struggle with is who gives a hoot if it’s all lies

all made up?

I can tell you right now that if I’m going to be lied to

I darn sure would prefer it to be everything I wrote about above than anything else!

How can the love that is spread here possibly hurt?

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So what does it mean to me to have this kind of support from people I have never met?

More than I can possibly explain

But the one thing that I do believe is

I think the community here is full of people

who have been searching for something

probably for most of their lives

I believe this searching made them appear different

And though they certainly have made “flesh” connections

they have never had the support

that they feel here

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And if it’s all fake…

Then I say BRAVO!!!

I couldn’t have made up a more loving community if I tried!!

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Thank you for your love, kindness, support and generosity!!!  I am proud to say I know you, even though I have never met you, in the flesh. ❤

Blessitude

Lorrie

8/3/14

88 thoughts on “What it Means to Have Support From People I Have Never Met

  1. How sad that someone would dump their doubt on you, on those who really do like what we have read about you. This community has given me wings, never any condemnation. So like you, if these wonderful people are really not being genuine in their support, ok. I like being part of this little community. It is a very cool bunch of characters with talent, insight, wisdom, and fun contributions. I will be happy having come into cyber-contact with them.

    Great post! You go girl!

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    1. Great Sunday Morning Wendy!!! Thank you for adding to this…I love your words…and I love that you feel what I feel about this. I can’t condemn them for their beliefs…they come from fear…a place that I used to frequent. Love feels so much better 🙂 ❤

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  2. LoL Lorrie! I may appear to be different, but I disappear all the same. 😉
    True, we can only be with you in Spirit, but the flesh of soul is touched, nonetheless.

    It’s been a pleasure “talking” to you, and I appreciate your kindness and support. Happy Sunday! ❤ UT

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    1. Ah….UT….”The Flesh of Soul is Touched!!!” Sounds like a post you may write today! Thanks for our wonderful banter 🙂 You brighten my day when I see your lovely tree ❤

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    1. Oh Dearest…I just read it again…and yes…new tears!!! This may be the kindest thing anyone has ever said to me. You have touched me greatly. I will wear your words proudly….and I will make an art project from them!!! Wonderful travels dear friend!! ❤ ❤

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  3. Oh, Lorrie, you are SO precious! Your words are exactly how I feel. I haven’t met people as I have on WP in my real life, and for the first time, I am meeting and knowing, those of like-mind. The Love, the Support, the Friendship I have gained here, I would not trade for the world. This has affected my Life deeply, giving me my Hope back, giving me a sense of Purpose, giving me the understanding that those I have been seaching for all my Life, I have found here on WP. Now, to have this manifest in my “real life”, that is my very Intention. For this to be happening here, means, that this energy is coming to me. And in time, that energy will flow over to my “real life”. I have laughed, and cried, and prayed, and shared, and LOVED in the form I have always wanted to with those whose paths have crossed with mine. You are one of those people, Lorrie, and be it known to you, my Life has become a better place because of you. Know you are Loved by me and I am SO grateful to you for coming into my Life. With Love, Amy

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    1. I wish there was a way to show choking sobs here!! 🙂 You dear sweet Amy! Thank you! Thank you! You have so eloquently written words that reflect what lives in my heart. I so cherish you…and I think that what you have said is so true….if it exists here we can have it in the “flesh” it is coming!! If we can think it, we can do it. I so believe in the power of the mind…and that what we think is what we will realize in this life. It has been an amazing journey and I in no way have reached the apex. I constantly learn and evolve….and with the help of dear souls like you…I know I grow every day. Like attracts like…and I am floored that I have attracted such beautiful beings as you and the other people I have connected with. This is confirmation that I have truly changed my energy…and it excites me!!! I am BLESSITUDE!!!!

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      1. Yes, Lorrie, you do attract what you are. And yes, too, I know how strong Mind is, or at least my small understanding of it. I “feel” things as if they are already in my Life, and so I have a Happy and Contented Heart. As one of my posts said, whent he Perfect Time arrives, it shall. (smile) Love you! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  4. I really love this post and where you are coming from. I have similar thoughts recently and have decided the same. It is better to write my truths, provide support and love to others and hope that what I write gives them comfort, hope, support and information they may need.

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    1. Yes Pavanneh….you are so spot on….I think there is sometimes fear to completely show our hearts and that fear blocks the love. Like you, I have decided to completely bare myself and I am so grateful for the loving kindness that comes back to me. I so appreciate you Pavanneh…thank you for being here! ❤

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  5. I think you write here what so many of us feel- the care and awareness that is shared in this venue. As we receive so much, perhaps for the first time ever in our lives, we sometimes pause and wonder “Is this real?” “Do these people I have never met really ‘see’ me and are champions for me?” It is such a gift, isn’t it? thanks for honoring as you do in this writing.

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    1. Thank You Kimberly!! Yes, it is a gift! A beautiful, wonderful gift that we ultimately give to ourselves 🙂 Amazing how you can change your life by changing your thinking. When I dissolved old limiting beliefs and started to love myself, my whole world changed!! And like you said that we wonder if it is real because we receive so much for maybe the first time in our lives…then the true test of all the forgiveness is do we feel worthy of this beautiful support…? Love to you…have a blessed Sunday 🙂

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  6. I think writers are some of the most honest people. We write what we feel and what is true to us. We build each other up or we don’t say anything at all. Unless someone is asking for constructive criticism….keep it zipped!:)

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    1. Yes Becky! I wonder if it is easier to write a truth than to speak it….or is it that the intended “recipient” is what changes it. Or maybe it is writing from our soul which makes the truth come out versus speaking from our ego…? Thank you for adding 🙂 I hope everything in your world is super!!

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  7. Dear Lorrie, Thanks for trusting and sharing your heart. Obviously, many of us feel the same about our online connections. What matters is that we love, care, share, listen and support each other. You are a gift to my life. I’ve been blessed with friends both in person and online who get me, accept me and support me. Currently, you and my WP community are a bigger part of my support for which I am most grateful. Big cyber hugs, smiles and radiant sunshine to fill your heart. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Dear Brad…I catch your hugs and smiles…and OH…the radiant sunshine!!! 🙂 If you view me as a gift, I can have no higher compliment that my intended presence here is manifesting. Can you imagine if every human got to the point where they wanted to be a gift and in return were plied with scores of other humans, such as yourself, offering gifts of love and kindness!!! It sounds divine to me!! Much love to you Brad…you know I truly care about you and I send you such positive energy!! ❤

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  8. Ahh Lorrie, people will be people and sometimes, fear, sorrow, regret, shame, jealousy, anger, hurts, doubts, are expressed outwards because they don’t have a container within to allow their fears to rest without hurting them.

    Your beauty here is a gift. Your truth here is honest and shining and welcoming and embracing and REAL. And how you do one thing is how you do all things — so…. I see you in the world as you are here, and it reassures my heart to know there are ‘yous’ in the world — because the world definitely needs more YOU in it!

    Thank you for the gifts of you here — and in the world. You make it a better place to come and visit and live.

    Hugs and love dear one.

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  9. Wow!!! I say BRAVO to you, Lorrie!!! I felt every syllable of this post deeply. I’ve met many true soul friends via blogging – everything you say is truth. Truth. Bravo, my little cyber-pal!!! XO

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    1. Hi Debi!! I’m so happy you read this one. I am grateful for our connection and I have been very aware of your feelings of late. I was so happy to see your last post….it is amazingly beautiful…you captured the spirit of everything you photographed and you gave it to us so that we could feel it too!! I am happy that you resonated with my post today… and I send you beautiful peace and love ❤ ❤

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  10. Oh Louise you dear dear soul!! I never intended for these beautiful responses to come back to me….I wanted to GIVE to you all…who are so wonderful and dear. And yet…here I sit with tears in my eyes and love in my heart.. This is the truest expression of what “giving” does in this world. When we give from our hearts with no ulterior motives, not expecting anything in return….the beautiful love and kindness comes back to us so multiplied. I can hardly express the love and gratitude that I feel right now. And as always, I am fully aware of accepting this love…which in the past was so hard for me to do.

    So I honor you all by receiving these gifts that you have bestowed on me today in the spirit with which you have sent them. And in doing so I can honestly say that I feel love for myself….which was absent for so long. Thank you for this beautiful connection that I will never forget ❤ ❤
    Blessitude
    Lorrie

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  11. Just because we haven’t met someone face to face does not mean we don’t know them. I have some very good blogging friends and I so value the blogging community, people like you!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Nathalie! I think I knew deep down that there were many here who feel the way I do. I’m so happy you are one of them! I hope you are feeling better and tending your beautiful garden 🙂 ❤

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  12. You are a shining light of openness and love .. and that is what attracts others to you Lorrie!
    When we all come together with open hearts, we share our gifts and our love.
    We are a community based on a knowing of our inner spirit and Presence.

    People are our mirrors.
    You are love and we get to reflect it and share with each other.
    How cool is that 🙂

    Hugs
    Val x

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    1. Oh Val…you have no idea how much you have helped me in this moment! Thank you….thank you. Yes…I believe that we hold a mirror to others and others reflect back to us as well…that we attract people who are “vibrating” at the energy level that we are at. “When we come together with open hearts, we share our gifts and our love!” Yes….it is a beautiful thing…and I am so grateful…to you…to this community….and actually (this is the hard one and would have been impossible to say just a few short years ago) to myself. I can say it now because I am traveling on the road that I want to be on now…the one that “feels” right to me….and it is reflected back to me that it is right. I am Blessitude!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  13. Hello, What a great post of yours and it is so true! Some of the friends I consider my “best” friends, are here on wordpress. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate you very much.

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  14. nice and touchin’, Lady Lorrie… ❤ we may have lots of 'stuff' in common and affinities with virtual people, but "www" could never replace REAL life… 🙂
    * * *
    @"They tell their truth…" – you're 100% right…

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    1. Hi Me’lanie! I agree…no replacement…cyber hugs are really nice but will never replace a big ol’ bear hug in “the flesh!” Hope everything is super wonderful in your “real world!” 🙂

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  15. I couldn’t have said it better. We are blessed to have this loving community and it would break my heart if people weren’t who they portrayed themselves to be ~ but somehow I feel secure in the connections we are making and of course I think our sun souls shine through our words, our likes and our comments. Blessitudes to you xo

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    1. Oh Yvonne, thank you! We are blessed and I believe we are all connected on a level of truth!! “Our sun souls shine through our words!” I love it <3. Hope you are enjoying this lovely day…we are having such beautiful weather!!!

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  16. Dear Lorrie! How did you know? Your words ring so true….loudly and clearly! I try to explain this ‘feeling’ to others, who are not necessarily part of the blogging world. This community was a hidden treasure before I discovered it. Everyone is supportive and encouraging and after all, isn’t that what we all need in this life? For others to believe that ‘we can’ so that ‘we do’ and express all that is in us. Becoming a part of this blogging world has been such a wonderful and powerful experience for me. It’s what I needed to light that fire that I had allowed to remain just a flicker for a long time. Now, I’m writing more than ever and reading some really beautiful stuff here! This is a beautiful post and I think you have said it well. So nice to get to know you without ever have seen you face-to-face. Have a blessing-filled evening dear Lorrie! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Sylvia…Thank you so much! I really thought that many others must feel the same way…I am happy to know that you are one of those people 🙂 I have been supported beyond my wildest dreams here in this forum and, like you, have been so very inspired to write. I am so happy we connected ❤

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      1. Lorrie…I couldn’t be happier myself! Every time you post or comment, I can feel your very evident positive energy. It’s like…when I read something you wrote, I can hear you reading it, even though I’ve never heard your voice and it seems as though you are smiling through your posts. It’s a delightful thing to be able to do that. I am thrilled about my connection with you! ❤

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        1. Ohhhh! You just made me cry! But good tears, Sylvia!! Thank you so much for being able to “hear” me! I think there are many people in this world who want just that….to be heard! I was so positive as a child…and then I withdrew from life and suffered many abuses….many of them self-inflicted. But I have healed (well…still in the process!!) and I know the power of positive!!! The fact that you can hear it pleases me so!!
          Much love….and many many blessings to you dear Sylvia! ❤

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          1. Oh Lorrie! I guess we’ll be crying together in spirit. Yes..I definitely hear you loud and clear and I can definitely feel all the positive vibes that flow freely from you. I think you are one of the most positive people I’ve had the pleasure of encountering in this community. Much love and abundant blessings to you dear Lorrie! ❤

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            1. Yes, Sylvia…we will cry together!!!! But good tears…the kind that clean out the bad energy and leave behind clear faith!! I am so grateful for the beautiful words you just wrote to me…my heart is truly touched. I am Blessitude!!!

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              1. Again, sorry for the late responses. I meant every word dear Lorrie! I don’t know if you realize it, but you are truly a blessing with all of the wonderful energy and positiveness that seems to pour from you. So grateful for our connection! Blessings to you always!

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  17. Lorrie, I love what you wrote and feel very connected to people I have never met. I also feel like i love some of them ever though I have never met them face to face. They are connections from someone I know personally though and that makes it somehow safer. This is the way we both connected here through Carolyn at “The Hurt Healer” I think. God is good and does that, it’s his specialty. I am glad we connected

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    1. And what a perfect specialty!!! 🙂 🙂 I am so happy we connected…my life has been so blessed. Every day I see more and more what we as humans are here for. One thing I know…we are supposed to LOVE! We are supposed to make connections with fellow beings…I couldn’t be more grateful 🙂 I so look forward to learning more about you!! 🙂 ❤

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  18. Oh how true…(and well said)…this is! I too still want to believe that what we see in the bio. pics and what we hear in their comments is very real. I know that’s what I try to be, and hope I get that back in return.

    I believe in the scripture…”by their fruits you shall know them.” I realize that involves seeing how they live their lives, as it applies to either righteous or unrighteous. But I also believe in the scripture “as a man is in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7).

    Whatever we think, whatever we feel inside, it will eventually come forth from us. As with any proverb, it isn’t “iron-clad,” and some may fool us at first. But 99% of the time, we learn sooner or later who they really are.

    I believe that’s why the Lord prizes so highly what’s in a man’s heart. It is the true gage of who he is, and the Father, like all of us, is looking for sincerity!

    Very sweet post, Lorrie…

    ~Steve

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    1. Thanks, Steve. An oldie you found here! I agree with most of what you said. But there is a little part of me that thinks there are people who have NO idea how they sound. I know quite a few who sound so negative and mean…but at their core I can see a good heart. I think these people would be appalled to learn how they present themselves. I don’t know what the answer is, and sometimes I want to say something to them. But I don’t. Instead I say a prayer and move on. Thanks for always showing your support…I really appreciate it!! 🙂

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      1. I get what you are saying, Lorrie, and I agree with the one fact for sure. Some people have no idea that they always “lead” their remarks with negativity!

        It is great that you say a prayer for them. But depending on the person and the relationship you have with them, you could try to point up their “nasty nature.”

        If they are good “at their core,” they may appreciate your remarks. It just a thought…

        And you know you’re a “favorite” of mine! You’re always welcome for my comments and support! I always love to hear what you have to say…

        Take care and enjoy the day!


        ~Steve

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        1. Believe me, Steve, I’ve never been accused of holding back! 🙂 But now I try to choose my battles (don’t even like implying they are battles) and prefer to speak with actions instead of words 🙂 Sometimes I’m successful…sometimes not! Have a blessed day!

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          1. I like your approach, Lorrie. I most admire someone who doesn’t hold things back, but doesn’t just “plow through people” either.

            You aren’t like that at all…

            I like the quote: “Preach a sermon each day. If necessary, use words!”

            And picking battles is the only way to best spend your energy. Some you win, some you don’t. But always, you try!

            🙂
            ~Steve

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