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What To Do When You’re Wounded


Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Wounds hurt, whether they are spiritual, mental, emotional or physical wounds and it takes time to heal them.  Not all wounds are alike and the same type of wound on one of us can heal faster on one than on another with no clear rhyme nor reason.  It just happens that way.  You can help your wounds to heal faster and better when you choose to connect with yourself and with others.

I’ve been wounded.  I don’t think there’s anyone who has escaped being wounded in one form or another.  Sometimes the wounds are small and at others, they are gaping holes in our psyche.  But what do you do when you’re wounded?

For me, I’ve turned my wounds into wisdom as Oprah so aptly puts it.  I’ve reached out to connect with my soul family and I’ve looked inward while the stillness in my heart, soul and mind searched for my dimmed heartlight.  I embraced my wounds, bandaging the gushers until the flow of sadness ebbed and I could take a moment for observation at the entire scenario of my life.  When I was ready, I was able to look at my wound with a fresh perspective.

And I chose to heal.

Honestly, I am not fully healed.  I am somewhere walking on life’s path, neither in the light nor the darkness of negativity.  I’m in the grey area of healing.  But I am here, choosing to face the light and turn my back on the abyss.  The wounds prickle and tingle as they heal and sometimes are freshly poked, causing more wisdom to flow as I re-bandage the sores.  The shallow ones heal as lessons are learned.  The deeper wounds remain, but I do not allow them to be infected with negativity.  I draw out the venom when needed so that the cuts stay clean and the opportunity for healing compassion remains alive and well.

It’s a process.  It’s slow at times and at others, I feel the impact of miraculous healing.  But the wisdom I’ve extracted from my wounds has been a priceless gift, one that I don’t recommend enduring, but I am willing to share my wisdom from it.  It has been enlightening.  It has been memorable.  It has been a gift that I never wanted, but I was taught to never look a gift horse in the mouth, so I did the best I could to accept the gift with the gentleness of a compassionate heartlit soul.

And so my heartlight shines on…and I am ever grateful.

Shine On!+


Powerful Thoughts


“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
—Peace Pilgrim

Today’s quote which I made into the card above is from my friend Paul Mark Sutherland at GoalHabits.com’s quote today Click Here!   Much like my dear friend over at Laurie’s Notes,  I have come to rely upon their morning posts to begin my day with inspiration.  In that quietness before my home awakens, I sip my coffee and contemplate life.  It’s a ritual that I truly enjoy and it’s the time in my day that I carve out just for me.

I notice the birds outside and the skies above.  I take a moment in gratitude for the day, asking for a bit of help as I travel though life.  Our cat Tiffy and I chat a bit while I pet her, getting my fur therapy for the day.  There’s nothing like having an affectionate pet to warm the morning for you.  Do you have a morning or evening ritual which helps you?

When I came across Paul’s quote, I knew I had to share it as well because it’s so true!  Have you heard this quote before?  Have you ever stopped to think about what you think about?  Do you find that you think negative thoughts often?  Have you ever tried to monitor what you are thinking about?

I know that for me, I try to monitor what I say aloud, but those inner thoughts often go unnoticed ~ the negativity sometimes sneaks its way into my thoughts.  I know this because what comes out of my mouth begins as a thought and I sometimes stop myself before speaking.

So in Inner Hotshot University class this week,

let’s step our of our comfort zones and concentrate on our thoughts and words!

I double-dog dare you to count how many times you say something negative

for an hour, then for 12 hours, then for a day!

Ready, set ~ start now!

Let me know how it goes!

Shine On!