I have the pleasure of being a member of a small group of women who support each other in a spiritual and very emotional way. We get into the messy of each other and stand in the breach when we are in need of guardians in the dark.
One of the group members posted something that kind of kicked me in the teeth this morning.
When I was “in my darkness” after my breakup, I had a tendency to lean heavily on people. I wanted to feel nothing. I had so many things to carry, and I wanted none of it.
I was not good and I wanted someone else to come and take my pain away. Dealing with it was too hard and too big and too ugly.
But I had to do it.
You cannot avoid dealing with your own pain, as it always comes back to bite you.
You don’t have to do it all at once. You can “eat your elephant, one bite at a time”. But eventually, you will have to eat it all. Even the terrible parts.
And you can totally do it. Stop hiding, and start dealing with the darkness. Shine your light into the darkest parts of your heart and clear out all the cobwebs.
You can do it.
This post was written as a part of the NaBloPoMo, a daily blogging journey I am committing to in November 2017.