I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Vindication

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.



It was there all along

Funny how the mind thinks that it can protect you by not allowing the pieces of a puzzle to be seen as a whole

Once connected it almost seems incredulous that one could not see it before

It was all there

For many years

It was not hidden from thought as one might suppose


It was hidden from meaning

Events seen separately for years

Each creating their own brand of misery

Were a smokescreen

A haze….fog in my brain

To disconnect truth

To prevent

The thinking mind

The feeling heart

The bleeding soul

From feeling the betrayal

The worst kind of betrayal


Lorrie ❤


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Once a broken soul who only reacted to what life handed me, I am now in charge of my life. Garden of Blessitude is a safe space to explore a past filled with pain and abuse. Read my words and let the healing energy touch you as I shine a light on the possibility of healing. Claim your power! You have the ability to overcome your past and finally live the life of your dreams. Go to the ASK◇SEEK◇KNOCK page (above) on the blog (LorrieBowden.com) if you would like to go deeper in your own journey with me. Move from 'It's all wrong' toward 'It's all right,' and you will HEAL AND FREE YOUR SOUL!

28 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Vindication

    1. Oh, Val…Thank you so much. Yes, I can feel that you are here and I am so grateful for the gentle and kind support. This was a very incredible healing for me from pain that was buried for so long. As each layer is peeled back we find that what is left can be whole. And I am so grateful! ❤

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  1. For some reason the theme song to the Mary Tyler Moore Show runs through my mind and I hear the words “love is all around you” and “you’re going to make it after all”. I encourage you to take a walk and through your stylish hat (metaphorical or not) in the air in celebration because love is all around you and it is all within you and you have made it after all. Meow. Harlon

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    1. Oh, Harlon…such music to my ears!! I love it…I loved that show…and I can remember twirling around our living room…with a hat (real) of course and throwing it in the air!!! Thank you friend for the memory, for the smile, for the love!! The series is close to the end…it will end on Easter morning…not planned that way but there could be a metaphorical connection there 😉 I will be over soon to catch up. Thank you so much for your beautiful support ♡♡

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  2. Lorrie…I know of some of your pain. You are so strong to be able to recover from it and share it with us. I think the world of your courage, my dear!



    1. Thanks Steve 🙂 I was afraid at times to post this for sure, but I don’t think of it as courage…if my words could help even one person then I feel it is sooooooo worth it! Thanks for being here…I so appreciate your support ♡

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      1. You always have my understanding and support. I want to be here for you in any way I can be.

        I feel the same way as you do. If even one person is helped in some way by what I write, be it spiritual or personal, that’s what matters!

        Lorrie, you have a very nice Easter weekend, and call on me as you want/need to!


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  3. I’ve thought: why didn’t I see that before? Now I realize the pieces come together when we are ready. I was thinking of the song: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone…..” It might take some time to adjust to the new view, but the bright sunshiny day and blue skies are the way! https://youtu.be/FscIgtDJFXg


    1. Yes, JoAnne…divine timing 🙂 You will see an amazing example of this at the end of the series on Sunday!! It all still blows my mind a bit…but then I stop and say…of course it is all perfect!! And how much do I love that you had a song in your head too!! I was in 6th grade when that song came out and I can remember my teacher singing it one morning with the radio…it was the first time I had heard it and I instantly loved it!! Can’t hear that song without getting a smile on my face!! Much love to you my friend ♡♡♡ I hope all is super!!


    1. Oh, you dear soul!! I send you so much love…and I send my arms to wrap you in a super sized hug!!! If this too was your experience I cry with you and I also hold your inner child with love. I urge you to seek help dealing with these feelings that you have. Everybody heals differently and in their own time. If you need me I am here for you…you can email me from my contact page. Much love…and beautiful freedom from the pain ♡♡♡

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      1. Not to worry, dear heart. Had lots of help and done lots of healing. Some days though, it just creeps up when you aren’t looking. No one goes through unscathed. Still counting my blessings too.


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