I’ve been wearing my authentic self for close to six years now. It feels more comfortable than it did in the beginning of my journey.
I won’t lie, there have been times that I questioned the authenticity of the person I was uncovering. Unfortunately, this stems from a past filled with self-abuse that had been ingrained for many years.
Doubt. I too easily allowed myself to jump into that rabbit hole, following others, or worse jumping right in of my own accord. When I get real clear and listen to the voice of my soul, I am rock steady and there is nothing that can permeate the shell that is “ME.”
As I continue this walk, I am presented with multiple opportunities to practice and with each one I can feel the strength that comes from my center; the truest expression of “ME!”
I know that each step I take is sure and firmly planted.
I honor my truth and I recognize the power of that.
I am focused on what I want to do, and how I want to do it.
Gone are the days I can be talked out of my purpose.
Most importantly, gone are the days “I” doubt who I AM.
I am Lorrie Bowden. I am full of light and love. I am living my life on purpose. I am touching other souls in the process. I am human and make mistakes. I am able to forgive myself for said mistakes. I am strong and resilient. I am making a difference. I am love. And through it all…
I AM BLESSITUDE!
(So blessed and full of gratitude!)
And I like hanging out in The Garden of Blessitude!
Hope you find a nice slice of peace here. ❤
(The following is my “old” about page and my “younger” photo! My how things have changed!)
I am a middle aged woman who taught myself how to love again. I traded illness and depression for authenticity and vibrancy. I learned forgiveness is the key that allows love to blossom and I have never loved myself more than I do in this moment. My opened heart allows unconditional love to flow to every organism on earth; as we are all connected – shall we all be loved.
Life was happening to me. I gave away my true authentic self and I believed that I had no control over my circumstances in life. I turned my back on the voice that speaks from the center of my chest and listened to the voice inside my head. One voice is truth, the other is lie.
I found myself waging battles externally as well as internally. The fighting exacted a toll on my psyche and my body. I allowed an environment where a life threatening disease was able to take hold of my body and I engaged in the biggest battle of my lifetime.
I have walked a thousand miles and I have met incredible people along the way. I have learned that I am responsible for the way my life looks and that I have the power to change what I do not like. I have healed my sick body and my sick life.
I am so blessed and full of gratitude – BLESSITUDE. Walk with me in truth, and may you find your self through love.
My journey is real
Full of things that are touchable…palpable
My journey started when I couldn’t walk
Didn’t take a step
Yet I moved so effortlessly
My journey was a long time coming
Like an arrow that goes off course
I pierced the sky
Submerged in pillow clouds
I found my soul
I stopped to listen
I felt her heart and I knew her
I went home and it is the most miraculous place
I do not dwell there alone
I am a part of something bigger
And something stronger is inside me
Gone are the days that I used to fight the war
Gone are the days there is a need for a battle
I rest in my secure cocoon
My place of love that permeates eternity
I have learned much on my journey
I recognize the connection that we have to all of life
A link in a chain
Where even the weakest is integral to the whole
A part of something larger
Something to be celebrated
Something to be remembered
Something to be loved
My journey is deserving of my attention
And I know her
Photograph in blue shirt by Michael J. Milchanowski