About

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Hi.

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.

Blessitude,

Lorrie

MY JOURNEY
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
So beautifully
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

BLESSITUDE 10/22/13

Photograph by Michael J. Milchanowski

222 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for sharing your walk through your Storm Lorrie and for your encouragement on our Blog and for also joining up with us, it was very appreciate, it is in giving that we receive.

    I too had to forgive so I could move on in Love, I will leave a link for you, perhaps you will have time to read about one of the Storms I faced in life and how I overcome it.

    Rescued – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/rescued-from-the-graveyard/

    Christian Love from us both – Anne

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    1. I wish I had hours to devour your words…I took a little walk in your blog…and I just want to say….Peace….Joy….Love!!! I will return soon because your strength gives me strength! Much love!

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for sharing this story……it hits close to home because I was once at this stage in my life. But where there is a will, there is away. Beautifully written!

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      1. Pleasure is mine. I strolled through your blog and I must say, yours is a wonderful blog. There is so much to learn and so much to share…..and so much to cherish. You are always welcome………….the doors of my home would be awaiting you. Stay Blessed!

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  3. So often our journeys start when we become stuck.. The shadows that pull us down are revealed as we begin to step out into our own light.. And learn once again that we are worthy of love… But most of all we heal from within when we learn to love ourselves..
    In 2002 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, at one stage I could hardly walk up my own stairs, and would use a stick if going a distance, as fatigue and pain set in.. I self healed, using Meditation, Qi Gong, and Affirmations… of self worth.. using Louise Hays You Can Heal your Life book..
    While I still have a top up of Acupuncture every month.. I changed my life in 2002… changed career paths after 6 mths of sick leave.. Once I had made that move and altered my mind set.. I was set upon the course of my own healing..
    The Journey Lorrie is always teaching us along the way… LOVE is the Key to unlocking many a lock we place upon our lives..
    Thank you for sharing part of your journey with us..
    Blessings
    Sue

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    1. Oh Sue! Thank you for sharing. ..and for reminding me of my journey! Tears are streaming down my cheeks…because you made me remember where I came from…I was very sick…There were days I could not get out of bed. I, too, healed with love…and affirmations…forgiveness…among other things. So it feels kind of yucky to feel so yucky!!! And I know there is some resistance in me that allowed me to manifest this infection. ..I will find it..no doubt…and I will raise my vibration back to where I feel good!! I so appreciate you sharing with me. I don’t always talk about healing my illness because not everyone understands…and I would never want people who continue to suffer to think that I devalue their experience. We all come to healing in our time and our own way…and you are so correct…the main ingredient is love! ❤ ❤

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      1. Bless you.. In 94 I had a nervous break down.. part of my story you can find on my blog..I briefly told it with links in my awakening post.. If you like I will go find the link.. and when you have time you can read if you feel you wish to.. Love and Blessings back.. x

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    1. Hi Heta…Thank you so much for thinking of me…I am truly honored. I had to recently decide to not accept awards because I have much less time that I can devote to my blog…and as you know there is a chunk of time required to do the award justice. I thank you for thinking of me ❤

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  4. Hi Lorrie–Thank you for visiting my small corner of the blog world over on Cookiecrumbs–I also want to thank you for wanting to follow along on my life’s journey. I greatly appreciate your decision to embrace the positive, wanting to be a mirror to others, reflecting that light of joy to those still caught in darkness. It is not always an easy road as life often works against the joy—your inspiration will be such a boost to others who suffer both physically as well as emotionally
    I applaud your choice and your journey—
    Blessing Lorrie—-Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie! Your words uplift me…as I have recently gone through a very trying time and have not been present here as much as I would like. I am working through my “dark” time and healing…and hope to express some of that here in the hopes that I can help others. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. ..your words are a gift to me! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Oh Andy…I loved the stories. I would have commented on the one about your pocket knife!! Wow! and I am sure that you remember it like it was yesterday!! I like to go back and read early posts as well as recent ones…I am happy that I did! Have a great Thanksgiving 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Lori!! I look so forward to connecting with you as well 🙂 I have to thank our dear friend in common…Presents of Presence for introducing us. I’m so happy you stopped by. The post she re-blogged was very beautifully written…a wonderful tribute that made me cry!! I am so sorry for your loss.

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      1. Thank you for your kind words. Tomorrow marks seven years since she died (her accident happened two days after her birthday). Grieving is long, but it does lessen over time. ❤️ blessings to you.

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  5. Hello Lorrie, it is a pleasure to meet a kindred soul such as yourself. Your “About” page is a lesson to us all regarding love for oneself, and others. Indeed we are connected. Blessings and peace.
    Thank you for following my blog!

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    1. Hi Ms. Vee! Welcome 🙂 I’m so happy you stopped by and that you are now following my blog. I look forward to connecting more …and I love that you called me a kindred soul!! 🙂 Have a beautiful day!

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  6. Lorrie, I’m grateful you stopped by my site so that I could find yours! Thank you! Your reflections in “My Journey” are so familiar to me––my journey having many similar characteristics. I’m excited to be connected via WP! Welcome to Life Matters, and I’m happy to join your community as well!

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    1. Hi Julia!! Welcome 🙂 I am so happy to connect here. When I visited your site i, too, felt the connection of souls who could understand each other because of the journey we traveled. I look forward to a future with you in it!! 🙂

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  7. These are most encouraging,inspirational & gr8 words of yours ! When someone knows that ,he/she is not only his/her physical body & their body is destroyable,& gains the knowledge that they have to live beyond their physical body,at that time some Gr8 personalities like you are created.,according to me !. 🙂

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    1. 🙂 Well…it looks like I just might really like “The world according to you!” Thanks so much for stopping by and I really love your comment. Yes…I couldn’t agree with you more…we are so much more than skin and bones!! Glad we have connected 🙂

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  8. Hey Lorrie!
    I hope you are well. I’d like to invite you to participate in a 3 day quote challenge. No obligation, at all. I was reading up on some of your recent posts, and wanted to say hi. It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to touch base.
    You’ve written some great poetry. I’ve really enjoyed them.
    Wendy

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    1. Wendy, thanks for thinking of me. I would like to say yes to the challenge…it just might not be the best time for me right now. Let me see what it involves and I will let you know…maybe I could do it a little later. I’m so happy you have stopped by and found some things you can enjoy!! Hope all is well with you!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I’m so happy that I chose to also…things were slipping totally out of control. Now, I learn something new every day. And even when there is a period of lower energy…I don’t stay there long!! I am Blessitude…and so very happy to meet you 😉 ♡

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      1. I think it’s important to share, when this happens. I tell people that Faith is not a magic wand–even devout, long-time Christians have struggles and desperately need encouragement. It’s a blessing to meet “sisters” (and brothers) who don’t hide the difficult times–who choose to be genuine and authentic, as it really helps/blesses others. And I forgot to mention how much I love your “Blessitudes”–that is really great!!

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        1. Yes!!! And Blessitude to you 🙂 When I first started my blog I had no idea what I was doing or even why I was doing it. There have been more than a few posts where I held my breath as I pressed the post button. But then I knew that I only wanted this place to be an authentic portrayal of …me. And I can honestly say that I have been rewarded so many times for sharing the tough stuff because people share with me how it helped them…and I know it is right! Thank you again…I am honored to share this space with you ♡

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          1. Ohhh, you have blessed me so much already. I know what you mean about holding your breath as you press Publish–I’ve had many blogs, some identified as “Christian” which can set one up for all manner of trials 🙂 Christians can be a harder “audience” sometimes–so now I post “whatever”, a mix of secular and faith-based work. It’s not that I’m ashamed of my Faith at all–but God has reminded me that we must “guard our hearts”. See you soon–God bless you lots!

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    1. Timing is everything, Dennis!!! She is beautiful!! And I’m sorry for what you and your wife are experiencing! I did not think I would be a basket case when my son left for college…and it came on me with such force…I can remember it like it was yesterday…and ND it was 17 years ago!!! I send you both lots of empathy…you will make it through because you have to…but it looks like a shining light will be missed! Much love to you all!!

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  9. Hello, Lorrie. You recently contributed a poem to the #PoetsforPeace collaboration. An online magazine liked the spirit of the collaboration, and asked to publish it. We need your permission to include your poem.
    To give permission, please email: mzanemcclellan@outlook.com your name, and general location (city/state/country) and the ok. You can also leave it in comments on my blog, or tweet me @InZanesBrain or comment on ForgottenMeadows.com where the collaboration was compiled
    https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-to-a-grand-collaboration-poets-for-peace
    Thank you. Peace,
    Michael

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  10. I am so glad I came across you. I am also a survivor of long term depression of 15 years. Yes I am like a soldier of war now in disbelief of what I went through and looking back I don’t know how I survived. I am writing my story so that others can have Hope and be Encouraged to know they too can overcome or learn to keep under control to live a Better and Happier life in Dignity. Thank you for following My Path. I wish you All the Best. Love Light and Healing Energies coming your way 🙂 ❤

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    1. Hello dear soul! Thank you so much for your kind words and for following your soul’s purpose!! I have been on a healing journey and this blog and my connections with the people here have been such a source of wonderful support. I wish to help people also with the things I write and when that happens the healing also touches me. It truly is a miracle in my life!! So welcome 😃 Have a wonderful day! Blessitude ☀

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