Regeneration

A fire burning deep inside

What is old and no longer needed

Burns and makes way for the new to unfold

REGENERATION

Discard the old tired stories

Layers of belief

Piled higher than trees

Tear off a layer

Like sheets of paper

Writings left by an injured heart

But the SOUL does SEE

And the truth shall be unveiled

And exalted

High above the Heavens

And Angels will sing in perfect harmony

And a light will burst forth

And cover the land with perfect LOVE!

Blessitude!

Lorrie ❤

7/28/2019

Hello friends! I’ve been so busy while I have been away, and I miss you all! I’ve got lots of fires burning and I have decided to view that as a good thing.

I had a very disturbing dream the other night. I dreamt that I committed suicide! It was so real. There were many people I knew in the dream and some of them acted in ways that were surprising. The rest acted just as they do in real life. I remember thinking, “I am perfectly fine and willing to just let this go!”

I woke in the morning and I was completely off-kilter. I looked up the meaning of the dream and I was so grateful to find the following site, Jeremytaylor.com, which said, “the dream of ‘suicide’ is one of the most positive dreams a person in recovery from addictive behavior can have.”

My addictive behavior (at the moment 😉 ) surrounds my co-dependent tendencies that are amplified exponentially by my boundary challenged empathic woes.

There was much in the article that assuaged my anxiety I felt for taking my life in the dream. I felt particularly hopeful to view it symbolically; to know that I am willing to end the parts of ME that don’t serve my higher good.

There were, of course, other articles that did not have the same kind message. Faced with the decision of which article I would align my beliefs, I chose the one that lifted me higher and gave me reason to rejoice such a disturbing event.

It made me realize how easy it is to make a choice to believe something that makes me feel better, instead of believing the worst possible thing!

Just saying…

❤ Lorrie

Please know that I have been personally touched by suicide, and I do not take it lightly!

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, the SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE telephone number in the U.S. is 800-273-8255 and HERE IS THE LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE.

For a list of suicide crisis lines in other countries CLICK HERE

And if you feel like you could just use a little help with a circumstance in your life, visit the NEWLY REVAMPED ASK PAGE HERE.

I wish you all Sweet Blessings ❤

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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.

25 thoughts on “Regeneration

  1. When we are in search for answers, as you were after this dream, it is possible to find several solutions, which you also did. You chose the one, as would be best for you in your situation now. Very well done, Lorrie 🙂

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    1. Ah! Dear Irene!! I just left you a message on your site. But I will say it again…I pray for you my friend and it is so wonderful to see you here…to feel your energy!! Many sweet blessings of love and healing ❤
      Thank you for understanding my post. I debated about it…but knew it was such an opportunity to show the choices.
      Much love ❤

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  2. Oh how your post stirred me, Lorrie. Firstly the poem gave me goosebumps for your words are the exact journey I’ve been on of late to which I do rejoice! Secondly, your dream that depicts the OLD fading away, dying, is as you say very exciting! Your subconscious is confirming exactly what you are achieving in the physical. Good for you! Keep on shining your Light and as you do the “work” that Light shall change, transform, and get even brighter and purer. Beautiful post! Thank you! 🦋🦋🦋

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    1. Awwww…Amy! Thank you ❤ I feel so sure that your words are truth! It is a journey…yes? Amazing how things can be in our unconscious mind and let themselves be known in our dreams. I did not dream for a long time. Lately, my dreams have been SO VIVID! They don't feel like dreams at all. All of these ideas lead me to believe that I am moving closer to my SOUL…and it is becoming more ….VOCAL? OR VISUAL? OR TACTILE? Take your pick…it is just confirmation that transformation is taking place and I am so on board!!!
      Much love to you, Amy. I am happy you are feeling this way, too. And I am happy that the poem spoke to you ❤

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      1. You mirror me, Lorrie. Just last night I had a very clear dream, which felt like I was right there, and I’ve yet to understand it. All I know is between the inner work I am doing, the supplementation, my diet, the strength training, and now this special acupuncturist I’ve been going to, I am waking up in ways that leave me stunned. Yes you are getting closer to your Soul. I believe I am as well. It’s empowering just thinking about it. Wow!! Just wow! 🦋🦋🦋

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        1. I love love LOVE this!!! Yes, Amy. What an amazing world we live in where we can wake ourselves up from our slumber and remember the place we came from with pinpoint clarity! Perfect love…is so…PERFECT!! It is all worth it a million times over💜💜

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  3. It’s wonderful to see you back here Lorrie. The poem is wonderful and even more, I rejoice in your choice. I needed the reminder to make the choice that uplifts and empowers us. May you continue to let go of that which doesn’t serve you, growing into the beautiful loving being you are. Hugs and blessings…

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    1. Hi Brad! Thank you so much for your kind and insightful response! If my words could help you make a kinder choice…wow…It just touches my soul with love. Thank you for always being here…and thanks for the welcome back 😉
      I hope that life is revealing beautiful things in your life. I hope your new job is going well and that you always choose self-love! ❤

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  4. wow Lorrie! Such a powerful dream and message. Your post is filled with conviction and courage. Your strength shines through every word.

    I have occassionally had dreams where I have died — and like your dream, it felt so real. My understanding is that what it means is ‘the death of something in my life that is not working to make room for the birth of new growth within’. I also believe that your dream represents the message of how powerful you truly are — and that you have the power to heal.

    Thank you for sharing your powerful insights. Hugs and blessings

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    1. Hi Louise! 😃 Wow…thank you so much! It’s amazing you picked up on the power to heal…as it is very much forefront in my mind of late. I look at what you wrote…and I think that the suicide represents that I know exactly what part of me needs to go and that I MUST be the one who banishes it. I know it will make room for new and wonderful blessings💜 And I am completely on board to make the changes. It does feel powerful…and wonderful!!
      I hope all is well with you. I know last time we checked in you were going through your own transformation…but then again…we could probably say that often!
      Many sweet blessings 💜

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    1. Thank you, Sue😃 I won’t lie and say it wasn’t uncomfortable…but our souls are amazing because even if I didn’t want to receive the particular message…it would have been impossible!! The players and the theme…so relevant!
      Sweet blessings to you Sue…I hope you have a wonderful week💜

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  5. Isn’t it amazing how a change in perspective can make such a huge difference?! I LOVE how you choose the interpretation that lifts you up. Having spent much of my life in codependency and struggling to set boundaries, I can tell you that it gets better when you are aware and working on recovery which you certainly are. I have a feeling the best is yet to come! Sending hugs and blessings to you, dear Lorrie. ❤

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    1. Your words are music to my heart, JoAnna😁 And being that I am into “choosing,” I choose to believe your words that the best is yet to come!!
      I remember the first time my sister (who is an LCSW) told me I was co-dependent…I said, “what is that?…And why didn’t you tell me before now???
      Now, I learn something new every day…and I heal just a little bit…EVERY DAY!
      Sweet Blessings to you, my friend. I truly hope that you, too, are healing💜

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      1. I first learned about codependency in workshops when I was a substance abuse counselor. Checked off almost all the characteristics for myself. Same with adult children of alcoholics though my parents were not alcoholics – my mom had mental health issues and I was the family hero and lost child. Melody Beattie’s first edition of The Language of Letting Go – a yellow book of daily meditations with birds on the cover – has helped me a lot over the years. My first copy fell apart ten years ago because I used it so much. Healing is an ongoing process and a way of life, even when I’m just relaxing since that’s part of the process. ❤

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        1. Thanks, JoAnna💜 It is an amazing journey we are on! I send you a giant hug on this Sunday morning and hope that your day has lots of love and little unexpected pleasures!
          So many people are in need of healing and they don’t know it…or they don’t know how. Having been through so much…and being an empath…it is my wish to help. But the hardest lesson is realizing you can’t do the work for people…heck…you can’t even HELP people unless THEY ARE READY TO HEAL!
          Sweet Blessings my friend. May you feel love and support on your journey 💜

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