Find Your Power!

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“With truth before you, you will not look back.” ~ACIM

So, how much time has to pass until you can look back on something that felt so terrible at the time, and you can be okay with it?

I don’t think there is a one size fits all answer to this, as some events, particularly egregious events, can rock the human psyche beyond what you may think you are capable.

But, it is precisely this time that teaches us the most about our human capabilities and what lives inside your soul.

I know we create our reality by the thoughts we think, but no one would purposefully bring tragedy into their lives if they had the choice. There are life events that happen in which we have not control, and the “work;” the choices we make in how we frame it, the way we decide to deal with it, the stories we tell ourselves, the way we decide to move on or to stay there in the middle of the pain, determines the length of time it will take…TO HEAL.

I wasted a huge portion of my life when I decided to hold on to my pain. I created an environment in which pain continued to manifest in numerous ways that impacted my body, mind, and spirit. I can look back now and realize the reason I allowed this is because I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD A CHOICE!

If I could, I would take every hurting soul in this world and tell them this one secret: YOU HAVE A CHOICE! Then it would truly be up to them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said,

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

What if Emerson meant the meaning of “lies” to be the opposite of TRUTH?

It certainly changes the meaning of the quote a bit for me!

Either way, the quote is so full of power, and that power…that truth…lives inside us!

You are so powerful my friends, and you get to chose HOW or IF you decide to use it!


Lorrie โค


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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

22 thoughts on “Find Your Power!

  1. I appreciate the balance of your words. Itโ€™s true that no one would knowingly choose tragedy and yet what we learn about our choices is so important to our awareness and our healing. Well-written and wonderful perspective, Lorrie! Sending love ๐Ÿ’•


    1. Hi Ka!! Thanks so much for adding your energy here ๐Ÿ™‚ I am particularly happy to see you used the word “balance” to describe my words. It just feels like I have moved into a time of deep understanding of things that were always on the fringes, but have moved more to the center. So balance is a good way to describe what I feel.
      Hope you and sweet little one are better than terrific!! It is such an amazing time of learning about each other โค โค
      Sweet blessings!


  2. I am so happy Lorrie that you have come to this conclusion and now know it’s our choice, that we either choose to hold onto the hurt and wounds that create deeper scars within, or we can choose to let them go..
    So good that you are now able to look back and move forward.. โค โค


    1. Ah! “Look back and move forward!” Yes, Sue. WHY WHY WHY???? Does it (or should I say DID IT) take so long to recognize this relatively basic truth?? The funny thing about truth is that it is different for every soul…and I assume we all get where we are going at our own speed (even if that speed is backwards sometimes!)

      Thank you. Thank you for always being so supportive for my little enlightenments. You are so very wise and have reached these pinnacles and yet you never judge others about where they are. I appreciate you…
      Much love and light โค

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      1. We are all upon our own journeys, I still have many bumps in my own learning and each lesson a reminder I still have a ways to go.. I am not further along my road than you dearest Lorrie, We are all where we are meant to be..
        What I love about this journey is that we meet and greet, and we pull each other up with a helping hand when needed.. I have learnt as much from you as you from me my friend..
        That is what Soul sisters do ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค Love right back โค


  3. I like your perspective and this is well written, Lorrie. It is true, we have a choice and we Should, Must exercise it, whatever it might be. I have made my choice and I am on a journey of discovery of my beautiful life ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your words of wisdom.


    1. Hi Georgina! It gives me such pleasure to read your response! I love that you are on a “journey of discovery of my beautiful life!”
      What a wonderful way to phrase the fact that we get to awaken each day and decide to see the beauty…thw miracle…of life!
      Thanks for your kind words about this post…it just flew off my pen and I wanted to post it ๐Ÿ˜
      Sweet blessings ๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. Oh wow Lorrie you are so right about this. We don’t invite tragedy or occurrences in my lives that stop us. I think like you said it takes time to work through it all. I can’t say, in my case, I wouldn’t do exactly the same thing I did which was just make it through till I saw light. Even still the thoughts of the dark times call me but I don’t look at them anymore. Such a beautiful post. I love the ACIM quote. I have them sitting beside my table. Blessings to you โค


    1. Hi Michelle Marie ๐Ÿ˜ Oh, I know a thing or two about those dark times. But the thing about the darkness is it allows us to see the light…and that is NECESSARY!
      I’m so happy you this post spoke to you. And I’m happy you shared your thoughts here ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you are well! And…oh…there are SO MANY ACIM QUOTES!!!
      Sweet blessings ๐Ÿ’œ

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  5. YES, YES, YES!! We are so much more powerful than we realize. Often it is the empathic healers who fear their power the most, worrying they will harm another. When we come from love and light, we serve from our highest and best. Compassionate souls know how it is to be harmed by others, this is the exact reason why we yield our power wisely. Thanks Lorrie for your words. Many Blessings Lisa xx


    1. Hi Lisa! Wow…yes you are so spot on! It is the pain that we have received that enables us to be compassionate to other’s pain! It comes full circle then, doesn’t it?
      I appreciate your comment, and I hope that all is going really well for you. Take this day and be a strong and powerful woman who directs her own destiny!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I can empathise with you, Lorrie. When my son died as a baby, I hung onto the pain for 24 long years. What a waste. It was only when a very wise friend said to me: “You dont have to be a victim, you know”, that I realised what I’d been doing. Like you, I didn’t realise I could have made a different choice back then. Still, a lesson learned, albeit the hard way. I do tend to learn my lessons a lot easier these days. Thank you, dear friend, for sharing your wisdom.


    1. Oh, Isabella, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your baby. That is truly a pain that I don’t know how people can move on from. I send you a huge hug and the sweetest of blessings. I am so happy that you have found a way to make another choice…and I fully understand how when we don’t know better we don’t make that choice! Life can be so hard and yet we are only here a short time. To find out so late in life the power that we truly have seems like we wasted that time, but I believe we are so blessed because we realized it at all! I know so many people, my dear Mom who just passed as one, who have no idea that they have choices about the way they live their lives!
      Thanks for stopping by, and for sharing such a tender moment of your life. And here’s to embracing all the lessons that we have yet to learn!! (I wonder sometimes…HAVEN’T I LEARNED ENOUGH???) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Like Sue said, itโ€™s lovely to hear you are able to put the past behind you and move forward. Hard times are hard times and these times can impact us in such profound ways and leave scars on us. The Emerson quote is a powerful quote. We all have the potential within us to make a choice and change and let some things be. You articulated your thoughts very well, Lorrie ๐Ÿ™‚ โค


  8. That’s Emerson quotes is one of my favorites. I used to have it up in my office. May the truth inside us be clear and sing out to lift our spirits as we make wise and wonderful choices in life’s adventures! Sending much love to you, dear Lorrie. โค


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