I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Introduction & Haiku

This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation.  The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order:  Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey to …, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread,  Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness

*Disclaimer:  Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature.  Please read and explore in safety.

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The poems/writings you are about to read all took place within the last month.  You will see that it was a time of great emotion and transformation.  I could feel it happening and though at times I was wrought with fear, I prayed, and I had hope and faith that I would not only SURVIVE the memories…but I would THRIVE with the memories.

I AM a 53 year old woman.  I AM brave…I can face this.  I AM strong…I can handle it.  I AM safe…no one can hurt me.  I AM ready…to see the truth, to tell my story, and to get on with the business of living my life.

 

A journey to truth

It has taken many years

And I remember

 

I have titled this series, “I Remember…An Odyssey.”  I will post every day until all of the writings have been shown.  The posts will be titled “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ ” with the title of each writing to follow.  I will include links to all prior writings in the series to make it easy to access them chronologically.

I have never done anything like this before, and to be honest it feels a little daunting.  To be able to post every day and not allow life to interfere, as it so often does, I will schedule the whole series in advance.  I usually post what intuitively feels “right” on any given day, so this is the biggest departure from normal and creates the most stress for me

In the spirit of staying true to the truth of this experience, I will only post this series until it is finished.  I will schedule them for the same time each day, and I will try to be available at that time for comments.

I hear all these “what ifs” in my mind and I hear doubt, but I will listen to my soul which directs me to post this.  I thank you all, my friends, for you give me the courage to be able to do this project.  I am so grateful for each and every one of you.  Every time you post YOUR truth you strengthen my heart.  Every time you are vulnerable you strengthen our bond.  And every time we connect we strengthen humanity!  I am so blessed and full of gratitude…Blessitude!!

Lorrie ❤

3/22/15

 

48 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Introduction & Haiku

    1. My dear Trini!! Thank you beautiful soul! It has been an amazing time…I am so grateful!! Some of it was hard…and a little bit into the series I post a disclaimer that there is some very sensitive matter…I want my healing to help others, not hinder them!!
      I have been a little absent while I prepared the series (it took some time!) But I will catch up now.
      Thank you my friend…I know you are always there…and I love you!! ❤ ❤

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  1. “Every time you are vulnerable you strengthen our bond.”
    –Awesome. And that’s so true. I believe it. Thank you so much for opening up and being vulnerable with us Lorrie.
    Looking foward to you posts. I know you can do it.
    🙂 ❤

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  2. I not only applaud you for taking on this endeavor, I absolutely love how you outlined your thoughts/processes/concerns. It gives me a different window into your thinking. I am so looking forward to this.

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    1. Thanks Kim 🙂 I’m not sure how it will be received…but it was a major life changing (for the better) event. The project of posting it took on a life of its own…and even though there is some doubt due to the nature of the memories, I never felt like I “could not” do it. Thank you so much…I appreciate you ❤

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  3. I honor your courage, vulnerability and odyssey Lorrie. And look forward to reading about your journey. I totally agree that we strengthen the bonds by sharing, being vulnerable and holding space for each other. Many blessings my friend. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Hi dear Brad! Thank you my friend…I really like “holding space for each other.” It’s a beautiful idea and it gives me a visual of the generosity of spirit of the amazing people we commune with here 🙂 Thank you for being there for me…you rock!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much for your support 🙂 I have to say that I do feel a renewed strength from this experience…something I will take with me on my journey and be able to draw from. Have a blessed Sunday 🙂

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  4. admiration and respect for your courage, strength, sincerity, honesty: you’re such a brave and beautiful person, Lady Lorrie… you’ll make it, strong gal! 🙂 HHH = huge heartfelt hugs… ❤

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    1. Hi Me’lanie 🙂 Thank you so much for your incredibly wonderful support! I believe I may be blushing from all the sweet things you said. I appreciate you so much and I promise to always try to live up to your ideas of LL!!! 🙂 ❤ <3. Hope all is super in your world!

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  5. I love this Lorrie! This changes everything … and we don’t know exactly how yet … but it feels so empowering and uplifting. I’m with you all the way to wherever it takes you.

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    1. Hi Val!! I love what you wrote 🙂 and you are correct…it is a game changer. Thanks for saying you will be here for the whole journey…I appreciate that. The time has been amazing…and the idea to do these posts as a series just came…and when it did there was no stopping it. And I love that it coincides with spring because it really is like a rebirth 🙂 I hope you are doing great Val…many blessings ❤

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  6. Oh Lorrie- you ARE brave, and you ARE strong! I am looking forward to the unveiling of your journey 🙂 Truth is a beautiful thing! Keep sharing your heart, your love, and your experiences with us! Praying for you as you embark on your Odyssey! Much love to you ❤

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    1. Hi Julie…Thank you dear friend. Your support truly makes me even stronger than I am alone!! And you are right!! “Truth is a beautiful thing,” and it has the power to dispel fear!! Much love to you and many blessings at the start of this wonderful week! 🙂 ❤

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  7. I am so proud of you, and excited for you too. Thank you for including us in your this important part of your journey. Thank you for having the courage to listen to your soul and walk this walk of healing. I’ll be here.

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    1. Ah! JoAnne!! Thank you so much. The support from this first post blows my mind and it helps me to relax into watching the rest “appear” each day. This time…writing the poems….then organizing the posts all help me process the truth. Then, “scheduling” the posts….it’s almost like I will be a follower of my own blog as I read them each day 🙂
      It is a very powerful time in my life…and I thank YOU for being a part of it 🙂 Much love for a blessed week ❤ ❤

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    1. Hi Mino!! You are better than Shakespeare. ..you are Mino!! And you express EVERYTHING through your beautiful music!! Much love to you…and thank you my friend…I appreciate you!! ❤

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  8. This is wonderful and courageous, Lorrie. Happy you listened to your inner voice, your Odyssey has a purpose. Not only for you, but for us as well. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much Tiny!!! I pray that my journey has a benefit to others. I can get bogged down in questions and doubt, but I am so grateful that voice speaks so very loud lately. I can ignore the doubt because my faith in that voice is so solid!! Much love to you at this start of a new…blessed week!! ❤ ❤

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  9. Wow, Lorrie, I am cheering you on and am so excited for you…with you! I have a strong suspicion that you will be able to put into words challenges I have faced and how to describe healing that can come through deep love, trust, and perseverance!

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    1. Angie…Thank you. Sometimes I am completely taken aback by a comment…something I didn’t expect. As soon as I read your words I knew that what you wrote is true…I’m not sure why. But I will hold your hand (in cyberspace) and say a prayer that you are healed and you are whole! Please explore the rest of these writings in love and in safety and know that I am here for you if you ever need a friend ❤ Thank you for your honesty…and vulnerability ❤

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      1. Truth! So powerful! And timing, never a coincidence 😀 I gladly accept your hand and prayers and am happy to come together for healing and wholeness. I will absolutely continue reading and thank you for *seeing* me 😀

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  10. Can’t wait to get caught up and witness this sacred journey you are taking us on, Lorrie… You’re all that and a mandala of smiling faces. You offer such a loving presence here… It is wondrous to behold…

    Peace
    Michael

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    1. Thanks for going on the journey with me, Michael! I gain strength and love from your support and it is so appreciated! “A mandala of smiling faces!!!” Wow!! I LOVE mandalas and I LOVE smiling faces!! And I love your spirit 😉 ❤

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