When you can’t walk
Can’t place one foot in front of the other
When you take a break on the side of the road
And take a breath
And look at everything from the outside
Noticing the miniscule changes
A nuanced thought
A change in direction
An easy thought
The sharp edges level out just a bit
A willingness to explore the possibility
That what is wrong
Is what makes it right
And at the center of being
A wave of love gently rolls to your mind
And expresses faith in the colors of the rainbow
That it is time
To start walking again.
A new year. A new start. Sometimes life takes a detour and hits you with situations that you believe there is no possible way you can handle.
You go down into the darkness and there is a moment, because it is familiar, that you think it’s okay to be there.
Almost as quickly, because of all the work you have done, you know exactly what you need to do.
You take a deep breath and remember who you are. You feel the level of love rise from your soul and it radiates and shines so brightly.
What once felt paralyzed is now re-energized, and you dare to take a step forward.
This post is for anyone who feels stuck in their life. It is for everyone who is in the thick of BIG situations that they don’t feel equipped to handle.
Take a tiny moment and see and feel the darkness, because most times it is the fear of this darkness that does not allow us to move forward. Then, recognize that you are so powerful and there isn’t anything you can’t handle when you walk in the energies of faith and love!
Well into this first month of the new year 2022, I send you all a burst of love energy to touch your soul.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
28 thoughts on “ON THE PATH AGAIN”
Thank you for the wise and timely reminders Lorrie. I’ve been getting bogged down in fear of this move, not finding a place to live, and doubting that I will. I’m willing to entertain the possibility that good will come of it. 😀🙏
Hi Brad 🙂 Thank you for responding. And thank you for showing your vulnerability. Fear is such a dream robber!! I’m starting to believe that our fear of fear is at the crux of so many of our issues!
But I also know that FAITH is a very powerful antidote to this…and I think maybe the ability to go down into the fear… but just a teeny little while 😉 Go there…feel it…and come back out with faith and love. I KNOW you will find a place, Brad…but it doesn’t matter what I know…it only matters WHAT YOU KNOW!!
Sending all kinds of energy to get to that place of faith!! <3
Agreed Lorrie. Fear is the main drag on our lives. I enjoyed the teachings of A Course in Miracles and especially Gerald Jampolsky, who condensed the teaching into one choice in each moment; fear or love. May we choose more love each day. 🙏
It’s true, Brad. If we can break it down to those 2 simple thoughts/feelings/emotions…I know for sure I would rather choose LOVE!!
Yes for a new wonderful year filled with all your heart’s desires!
Very inspirational thoughts.
Well, I know that we are way stronger than it seems. Physically, mentally, spiritually.
I think it’s important to remember that crisis is not an exception, it is part of life and sooner or later everybody experiences it in one or another way.
Time passes and we straighten out whatever needs to and keep living full force.
It’s good to be not that young because one can have a calmer look at everything. I personally simply don’t live well through winter, I never did, even as a kid, but spring comes and everything returns to normal. We put out candles, bring in more greens, days get longer, that type of simple things.
You are on a good path and it’s great you’re giving people good directions.
I’m very confident that we can overcome all kinds of challenges and situations.
All the best to you Lorrie! It was great to read the new poem.
Thank you, Inese! I’m grateful for your words and the positive energy you always leave with your words. Life is a series of ups and downs, hills and valleys, and it is up to us to figure out how to navigate it all. I know for a long time I was perhaps more afraid of the good times because the beginning of my life was so hard…that was all I was used to. And I was always afraid the other shoe was going to drop when things were going well. But that is the beauty of aging…we gain wisdom and we learn how to walk up the hill as well as down.
Sending lots of good energy to you Inese…and can’t wait to read your words when the weather breaks and you feel spring!
Beautiful, wise, empowering words dear Lorrie. It’s always good to be reminded of our own personal power when darkness and fear threatens to pull us down. Fear seems to be almost embedded in our psyche these days and takes courage, faith and self awareness to shake it off and step into a new version of ourself, or perhaps the remembering the truth of who we really are and our potential. I send you much love my friend. 💙
Hi Miriam! Thanks dear heart for adding your incredible energy here 😊 I kind of like the idea the latter…that we come to remembering exactly who we are at a soul level. If we follow our truth…then why should there be fear? I know…a bit easier said than done…but I feel the older I get the more willing I am to stand in this truth and to act accordingly.
Hope things are going well down under…hope that your hubby is 100% healed and the two of you are back on your great adventure…life!! 😉💜
Indeed Lorrie, it’s all about remembering who we are at our soul essence and it’s an ever evolving journey for sure. Thanks for your beautiful support and friendship and yes, we’re back on our adventure and trusting and surrendering in what’s to come. xx 💗
Amen, Miriam 🙏 Really happy to hear this news😊
Beautifully said, Lorrie. Your poem reminded me of that miraculous moment when circumstances that seem one way, and weigh on us so heavily, somehow, miraculously shift for us. Perception can be so subtle a thing, with such huge impacts… Once we’ve been through this a few times we’re able to remember when we’re in the thick of it again… this isn’t necessarily how it is…
Peace to you, my friend!
Yes, Michael…THAT! I’m sure each and every one of us has experienced this. And I do agree that the more something happens, the easier it should be to kick back and relax knowing how it went down before…unfortunately that is not always the case. But I do believe that our perception plays a huge role in how things turn out. Our perception, and perhaps our faith. Here’s to being a part of designing our own future as opposed to reacting to things that “happen.”
Hope all is well with you and your family! Love and light…
Thank you for this encouraging message of hope! I was moved most by this part, “And at the center of being
A wave of love gently rolls to your mind.” In my darkest times, when I had trouble believing in myself, I would feel those waves of love rolling to my mind when I got quiet enough. Once it was like a soft warm blanket placed around my shoulders by a higher power who loves me unconditionally always ready to remind me of my strength and the possibility of better times ahead. May the love and peace you share with others, come to you in abundance!
Awww…thanks, JoAnna. I really love your response so much. Just the other day a friend who was sitting outside watching a tennis match was freezing. I went to my car (because even in 90 degree weather I always have coats in my car 😉) and brought back a warm jacket and a beach towel. I stood behind her and wrapped them both around her shoulders and rubbed them to warm her up. Your words reminded me of that day. When we care for our fellow beings the way God cares for us, all the beautiful things in this world are magnified. I wish there was a way to reach people and show them how loving kindness can end the hatred and division that seems rampant in the world right now. It feels like an impossibility at times, but then I think of all the people we connect with here (YOU INCLUDED 😉) and I know that there are many who feel the same…and where two or more are gathered…
Sending lots of good things and hope you have a magnificent week!
Thank you for these beautiful and encouraging words, Lorrie. <3 Sending peace and blessings to you. 🙂
Such a powerful post, Lorrie! You have gone through such difficult things, so your writing is completely authentic. You’ve been there and your compassion is boundless.
I remember well suffering with grief and not being able to move. I was just laid on the ground and gave up. Back then, crawling was all I could do. But this line you wrote really touched me: “You go down into the darkness and there is a moment, because it is familiar, that you think it’s okay to be there.”
Familiar isn’t a reason for me to ever go back to those places. It’s not okay and my new “familiar’ is about having faith in healing and hope!
Love your positivity and beautiful encouragement, my friend!
Thank you dear Judy!! It means alot that you can pick out lines that touch you so deeply, and then add your own lines that I know will help all who read them…they most certainly touched, and helped me!! I think when we are paralyzed by such grief…and pain…it is a testament to how everything is connected. We are paralyzed emotionally and yet unable to take astep physically either! Balance…and harmony is so important.
I know that your pain was so incredibly intense, and yet I see such a strong, beautiful woman who found her way back on the path again! Bravo, Judy!! Bravo!! I am touched by your strength and perseverance…and oh so happy we have connected here!
Much love and light!
Thank you! This post is very helpful…I think most of us could use some encouragement these days!
Hi Ann. I hear you. It’s almost like everywhere I look someone is struggling. I don’t know how to “fix” that, and in actuality I think I’ve finally learned that I can’t. But I know through my own struggles there were times I truly had to have a “fake it until I make it” mentality…and not many people read this little blog but if I can add some positivity to even one person’s day…that makes my day 😉 Sending lots of love and light…and happiness!
Awesome post Lorrie!! True words of faith and wisdom!! Thanks for sharing! My best to you and may 2022 bring you peace and love!!
Thanks so much, Kirt 😊 Sorry for the delay in my response…I was traveling. All good wishes to you and yours🙏🌞
The timing of me reading this post is really something. I am so glad you shared it! <3
I have recently experieced some huge and unexpected changes in my life.
Christmas eve was sort of an ordinary day…just my husband and I home alone in our little empty nest. I was watching television, and he was about to put a fresh sheet on the bed.
Then it happened. The phone began to ring, and he didn't answer it.
I walked into the bedroom to discover that he had suddenly, and unexpectedly taken to Heaven. He was only 58 years old.
Now at the age of 55, and after 34 years of marriage to the love of my life I am a widow who has re-entered the work force. Tonight will be my 3rd night at my new job. I am so thankful that I found one so quickly.
I'm not sure what I will do with my blogs…who knows, maybe I will start a new one.
Once again, I want to thank you for sharing this post. It really helps! <3
Dear, dear, Theresa <3
I am so sorry I did not respond to you right away…I just found this comment…and my heart is broken for you dear friend!! I can only imagine how devastated you are…and how life must seem surreal for you right now. We sometimes can't understand circumstances in life when they are so tragic. But I know your faith!! And I know that even with a broken heart, that faith will stand strong and God will comfort you in the darkest times.
Just like most people I don't know what to say during times like this, but I know it is important to be there for the people we care about. Please know that I will keep you in my heart and in my prayers. And know that I am here…if you want to contact me personally send me an email on my contact page.
Blessings of love and light to you, dear Theresa! <3 <3
You are such a blessing! I am doing really well…all things considered. I got the first job I applied for…and finished my 2nd week…love it! and tons of people here in my town have reached out to me in beautifulk ways…just like you. 🙂 <3
I am so happy yo hear that😊 May you feel embraced with love as you walk this journey, Theresa. I know we can’t always understand why things happen as we do, but our faith literally carries us through. And to have caring people in your community is su h a blessing. Giants hugs 💜🙏🌞
This post is very helpful
I’m happy that you resonate with it. Hope your path is filled with love and light!