Life is a series of ups and downs. I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t really matter to which side the pendulum swings, as long as we stay aware of our energy and continue to walk forward in our purpose.
I have recently experienced a barrage of events that were so painful I was at a loss as to how to proceed in life. The events rocked me to my foundation and while I struggled with the emotional fallout, the answer that consistently appeared was that I had to keep walking on the path of spiritual enlightenment that delights my soul. This kind of pain leads to lessons you could never learn if you turned away.
I am changing. I am not perfect. I struggle sometimes, and I make mistakes. In the past I would have berated myself for any misstep, and now I am able to offer myself forgiveness and move on with new knowledge.
I the midst of this change something clear and strong stood out for me. I came to realize that I am DOING exactly what I am meant to do. At the risk of sounding selfish, I understand that my purpose in life is to take care of myself and to accept that each individual has to walk through their own pain to learn deep lessons.
My work in life is to uncover that spark of the Divine that exists in my soul and to watch it grow like a beautiful flower. And if I can make others feel just a little bit better while they walk their own journey, then I can rejoice and be full of Blessitude!
So here I am in the midst of a rebirth with a new look on my blog, an updated photo of ‘my” new look, and a peaceful awareness of where I am. I have added the “Garden of Blessitude” because it conjures a place in my mind that best describes the attitude and feelings I strive daily to achieve.
…It’s a magical place, and you know when you are there…because you feel good!
So, walk right in and let your soul wander around. I promise to always make you feel welcome…and hopefully just a little bit better! <3
P.S. Here are the links to my updated “ABOUT” page, and my new “GARDEN OF BLESSITUDE” page.
72 thoughts on “I’ve Got a New Look and a New Attitude!”
Love the new look, dear Lorrie! It’s a winning look, that’s for sure; game,set, and match? H <3
Hi Hariod!! Aha 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words which speak to my heart…and set an intention!!
I hope you are well, my friend. It has been too long…
Full speed ahead into the garden! Love!
🙂 Yes, John!! I love it!
Hope you guys are well and enjoying your summer <3
I love your new look
I love the garden of Blessitude
I love everything you wrote and will write about your spiritual quest
I love the wisdom your learn from it and the way you share it… and last but not least…
I ❤ YOU
Hello my wonderful friend!! The smile you created on my face is still there and gets bigger when I think of your incredible heart!! Thank you for your kind words, and your love <3
I know it has taken me a while to get back here…but I am BACK 😉 and I am eager to continue creating.
I am so grateful for your incredible insight and the loving tender care you take with me. I will be in touch soon. Thank you my dearest! <3 <3
Just went skipping through the garden and ambling About and loving the new look and the energy of goodness, you’re alive with brightness love <3
Yes! Skipping through the garden!! I’m so happy you poked around…and even happier that you can sense the ‘light’ and ‘good stuff!’
May you always be able to sense these things <3 Thank you!
you are most welcome Lorrie <3 yes, it's all about the light and good things <3 skipping rocks, makes me feel young, still working on mastering the hula hoop and then I shall truly feel completely 5 🙂
Haha…we need to get together! I’ve got the hula hoop thing down…but can’t skip a stone to save my life 😉
welcome back, Miss Lorrie! yeah, you do look great and sunny… <3
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@"At the risk of sounding selfish, I understand that my purpose in life is to take care of myself…" – you are NOT selfish, we all need to take care of ourselves!!! 🙂
And you, Miss Me’l@nie, are correct!! I do understand it is not ‘selfish’…now. That is a good thing.
Thanks for the welcome…and hope that you are basking in light! <3
Beautiful Lorrie! I’m so happy for you and your new look and focus. Kudos my friend. I’m delighted to see you back, shining brightly, standing in your power and light. May you and your garden flourish. HUGS! <3
PS. I love the image with this post. Is that another of your new digital creations?
Thanks, Brad! It is good to be seen…especially in light and power! 😉
Thank you for your ever faithful support…it does not go unnoticed! I’m happy to be back, connecting with lightworkers…like you!
And yes…it is an image I manipulated digitally…thank you!! I’m happy you like it. The peacock…symbolizes my feelings.
Blessitude, Brad! <3
I’m grateful you find value in our connection and delighted to have you back online sharing your love, light, and beautiful art! to growing beautiful gardens of blessitude!
Aw, yes!! BTW, new pic shines brightly! Peace!
Hi Dennis! If not for your words which I read every day…I would have missed you terribly! 🙂
Thank you for your kind words and peaceful soul <3
Like the looks of your new site Lorrie. We are sorry to hear of the recent onslaught of difficulties that have hit your life. No words can remove the pain. We are learning though that we will all go through them on this journey at one point or another and no one can escape or send a proxy. Glad that through it you are discovering an new you and a new strength. We’re praying for you.
Thank you for your kind, heartfelt words. Yes…struggle is part and parcel of life. No one escapes this truth. I’ve learned that what we fight only grows stronger so I am walking forward…in love…and in faith. And it most certainly helps to have beautiful souls like you offer such love!! Many sweet blessings to you 💜
Thank you Lorrie. Hang in there.
love the new look! Here’s to positive attitude and change! Lots of love and blessings your way my friend! 🙂
Hi Neha! Thank you so much 😊 Its so nice to see you and I really hope that you are in your own “Garden of Blessitude!” Blessings 💜
Thank you my friend <3 <3
Keep going forward! I love your Garden of Blesstitude. I am a true believer everything happens for a reason and that you will be stronger because of it!
Thank you, Diane! I’m right there with you! It all matters in the big picture 😊
Sending you beautiful blessings…
I love it all Lorrie!!
Thinks … change is for light bulbs and pubic transportation. You are evolving and blossoming into a new chapter of your life. Embrace it all my friend 💛
I’m all about the idea of blossoming, Val 😉 Thank you so much for the perspective and for your beautiful energy. I hope that you are doing really well…that life is being kind and supportive. 💜
Looking great Lorrie 💚💕
Thank you, Karen 😊 It feels good to be back and to have a great perspective. Hope you are radiating light 💛
Love the new look, though I am sorry it was pain that brought it about. Yay for moving forward. Sending love and hugs to you!
Thank you! Catching the love and hugs with open arms 😊 It has been a tough few months…but what is that song…? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…
Love and blessings back 💜
Yes! 🙂 I second all the motions. Lookin’ good, girl! Cheerz! 🙂 UT
Thanks, UT!! 😁 Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!!
It truly is an amazing journey, Dear One. Letting go of expectations, and allowing each day to unfold through the intuitive stirrings within……..is an ever spiraling love fest. The more often we lovingly allow ourselves to sit in awareness, the more we realize the the blueprint of perfection has always been within. And how wonderful that we can share these thoughts together. Love your new look.
Ahhh! A voice blast from the past! How are you??? Something told me to look in my spam…I don’t often do it as it is usually full of ads for Viagra and such! What a wonderful surprise to see you sitting in there!!! Yes…life is such an incredible gift when we can look at it this way. Oh…I have so many questions. How have you been? What have you been creating? What have you been up to???
I am coming off of a pretty rocky road, and yet I am so grateful for all that I have learned. And I really do have a newfound sureness about what I am doing.
I can only imagine how many wonderful things you have been up to! I have missed you…and it is so nice to see you 🙂
Thanks for leaving your beautiful energy here <3 <3
Fabulous new look and wonderful attitude! So excited to be on this journey with you. <3
Thank you so much, dear Louise! Yes 😁 here’s to this fantastic journey…as it is what we make it 💜💜
I have been trying to catch up and wanted to come see you. Wow! What a surprise! Feels and looks completely different. Looking forward to hearing about what you have learned. I would not have recognized your picture. Beautiful! So glad you are back.
Peace and Love,
Hi Mary!! It’s so good to see you 🙂 Isn’t it amazing how our energy can resonate in something like a webpage? Having said that I hope that the ‘completely different’ look and feel is one of peace and renewed purpose!
I looked at my photograph yesterday, and thought ‘Oh my, I look completely different…I hope people recognize me!’ I have changed my hairstyle/color many times in my life, but I realized this was quite a drastic change…but it feels right!
I hope that you are ‘walking’, Mary. I know that it has been hard, I feel so many ‘earthly’ things that seem to weigh my heart down. But we have to connect in like energy…the energy of love and compassion…and we have to believe that it makes a difference!
I miss you and send you so much love. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your love here <3 <3
Welcome back! It’s good to know you’re doing okay – better than okay! I love what you wrote about your work in life being “to uncover that spark of the Divine that exists in my soul and to watch it grow like a beautiful flower.” When we find this spark and nurture it, we naturally send ripples of love and joy out into the world. Your life is a beautiful garden, Lorrie. Wishing you peace and love.
Ah…JoAnna! Your beautiful words brought a tear to my eyes and to my heart! Yes, we must nurture this connection when we find it…my only wish is that I paid more attention to it sooner in my life…but that would be living in the past…yes?
Thank you so much. So many crazy life events rocked me, and I did write through the process (I think that is my therapy!) and will most likely share it. My attitude is different, but I think I will still share the events and the transformation that occurred.
I hope that all is working towards this ripple effect in your life…I hope you are creating and writing and living a life of JOY!! So much Blessitude to you!! <3 <3
Love your new look, Lorrie!!! It’s good to hear you are being gentle on yourself for we, as you well know, can be our own worst critics. Oh yes due to human nature we will make mistakes yet even from out of those we learn. I can relate exactly to what you are experiencing for life has handed me some very very difficult circumstances that have rocked my foundation (it’s been rocking for a long while!) and yet from out of that crushing pain I struggle to continue to Walk in Love. Do I allow tears? Of course! Do I feel the pain? Yes! But do I plummet into the cesspool of despair? No. Do I want to at times? Yes. To curl up in the fetal position and say “I give up” is tempting, yet that is not something I am willing to do, for like you, I am exactly where I am to be and my “mission” is far from over. Years ago I learned to transmute my pain into Beauty and that is where my camera comes into play. I am now just pouring my Heart out to Mother and She in return is keeping my Muse alive. I send you Love and Peaceful Thoughts as you discover Divinity in the prick of the thorns. Never fear, that Rose is still there!! Much Love, Lorrie! 🌹
Ah! Amy…yes!! This is exactly what I fell in my heart and soul! We have to go through things in order to heal deep things that were embedded…some that we don’t even know exist until we are bombarded by life! Yet, when we work through the ‘things’ and we allow our creativity to take us to places unknown…we blossom with love from the depths of our soul!!
Much, much love and compassion for all that you are enduring…and even more love for all that you are creating!!! <3 <3
Wonderful to hear the new attitude and see the new look 🙂 Wishing you a great summer Lorrie ~
Thank you!!! I appreciate your kind words and send back wishes of love and beautiful treasures 😁 It is so hard to believe that it is the middle of August!! Time is flying 🦅
Be still my beating heart !
Hi Harlon 😁!
Hope you are basking in nature’s beauty….lots of love to you on this incredibly beautiful Sunday!!! 💜
I just realized I hadn’t written anything on this post, yet visited it last week. Your words hit home with a situation I have been dealing with and confirmed a conclusion I also just came to…I can’t fix everyone, but can work on my own journey and love and support others as they make their own mistakes and learn from them. Blessings to you!!
Ah! Kirt! I think it is human nature to want to help others, especially if it is something we have experience with. The problem occurs when others don’t want to be fixed or when we attach our worth to whether or not we are successful. I’ve run into both situations…never with good outcomes. It almost feels like a giant weight is lifted from my shoulders now that I understand we all are responsible for our own journey.
I appreciate hearing that you have come to a similar conclusion recently…I send lots of support following through with this new method 😁
Thank you Lorrie!!
I totally get it. Glad to hear that you are learning from your experience and not wallowing in it, it took me a bit to learn that! I love the fresh new look of your site. Every now and then it’s good to change things up. Some things we change and then there are others that change us but in the end God uses it all for our good. 🙂
I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR words! Thank you 💜 What is the saying…’the one true constant is change?’…its funny I never really equated it to the changes in US!
Wishing you peace and to be surrounded by beautiful love!
I know that ALL is as it should be. ☀️
This is so wonderful to know Lorrie.. And at last this evening I have time to catch up with you.. As I told you before, Love the New Look YOU.. and Love also the new theme here on your blog..
I think sometimes we have to walk that walk before we can talk that talk.. And like you, so understand the conclusion you came to..
Learning to take care of ourselves, for such a long time we were taught to put ourselves last.. It is far from being selfish.. It is self preservation..
It is self Love.. And we have to learn how to love ourselves before we truly learn how to share that love..
So well done for coming out of the other end of your tunnel.. with the new you and new attitude..
Love and Blessings and Mega Hugs xxx Sue xxx <3
Oh…received, Sue, with giant open arms to give you the biggest bear hug! I am a work in progress, no doubt! I love to talk the talk…but only after walking the walk…is there any other way??
Life has been smacking me in the gut…lessons EVERYWHERE! I think the biggest change is really believing in myself…that I’m fully capable of handling all of it and even better than that…that I feel so willing…and so ‘confident’ to share what I learn…not as a shove it down other’s throats to make them change…but more as ‘look here…if you care to’ type teaching.
I send so much love to you…and hope that you are so happy creating and gardening. Sweet blessings to you, dear friend 💜💜
yes happy creating and gardening Lorrie.. And know the more ‘Stuff’ that comes our way to clear, the more progress we are making as we clear out past Karma etc.. It is a process we work though.. Knowing that every hurdle we overcome we are closer to home.. <3
Home SWEET home!! Yes, Sue…thank you so much for always being there for me…guiding…supporting….i am BLESSITUDE 💜💜
Thank you so much! I just read your post and it is amazing how timely it is for me. Blessings to you…and keep writing!! 😁
Thanks a lot..i’m encouraged. God bless you
You are so welcome. I enjoyed your writing 😁
Going backwards here but happy to see you. You are right about your work and the path you are on. Keep going in that direction taking care of yourself first.
Oh, Marlene! Now you see the start of the change!! 😉
Thank you for your words as they hit me directly in the heart…confirmation! It feels right…and many things are or have been moving and I feel that the direction I am headed is good…really good.
I hope that you have had a super summer so far…and that light is shining on you. Miss you 💗
Life is a constant shuffle and the more adaptable we are the better. I’ve been through many incarnations over the years and as life moves me, I continue to grow and change. So glad you are comfortable with the changes you have made and those you will continue to make. If a tree stops growing, it withers and dies. Never apologize for taking time to adjust to growing pains. Hugs.
I like that, Marlene! Adjust to growing pains…that’s exactly what I’ve been doing!! Hope you get your technical issues under control…I’m amazed at how things seem to have a mind of their own at times. Light and love!
I just got them resolved!!!! Woohoo! Should be all better now. Calm and persistence gets it done every time.
Easier said than done sometimes!! 😉 Happy you are all fixed up 💜
Thank you!! 😉