I’ve had a lot of time this week to meditate and think. It has been so aggravating to be stuck in bed again. I hate being stuck in bed. I hate having health issues which are a result of the past trauma I have had. I have chronic migraines (every day), fibromyalgia, and intestinal issues. Having all three are huge road blocks for me. I am trying to be my best self through it all. Have to go to a meeting. Will get back at it right after.
So okay I’m back and that meeting did wonders for me. I know I am not alone. I’m on this journey with other people.
I was just in a meeting and someone shared this poem by Morgan Harper Nicols
Healing is a Journey
How beautiful it is
after everything that has happened,
you have learned the art
of the release.
You have learned what it means
to let go
in a lifetime
filled with unknowns.
It has not been an easy journey for you
and it so hard to make sense
of all you had to go through,
but I just hope you know
you do not have to.
You are allowed to be at peace
no matter the uncertainty you leave behind.
You are allowed to keep talking things out,
you are free to keep taking this day by day
knowing that as you learn more and more of who you are
you are wrapped in endless grace.
You have been through so much,
but there is still more ahead of you,
and with every breath you breathe,
Light will continue to guide you.
So go on,
go and take
that deep breath
let it remind you
it is okay
to take this
step by step
Healing is a journey,
a journey you did not ask to go on,
but you are traveling right along
and that alone, is everything.
So keep your eyes open,
keep your heart open, too.
This journey is filled with a thousand lessons to learn,
but also abundant Love that shines through.
And it does not matter where you have been
even as recent as yesterday.
You are free to experience a beautiful, meaningful life
right here, in this moment.
And I know you haven’t always seen the greatness
but that does not mean it is not radiant within you,
even when it is not apparent to you.
Even when it is not apparent to you.
So when you look in the mirror
I hope you can trust
there is more to you
than what you see,
and you are allowed to pause
and merely be
knowing you are radiant
you can still
choose to believe
in the deepest
depths of your soul,
even when what you see
you are whole.
Morgan Harper Nichols
This says exactly why I created recovery in process. Healing is a journey. Recovery is a journey. Beautiful poem.