Healing. Cleansing. Breaking. Bleeding.

August 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM Leave a comment

I am healing every day.

I need to take time to cleanse.

I am broken.

I feel like I am bleeding emotionally.

I am searching, seeking, asking, hoping.

You know when you get a scrape and you bleed? You know how the blood actually helps clean the wound?

It turns out that you need blood to heal. To live.

I already knew that, but somehow that thought clicked with me today.

It helped. It helped because I feel like I’m bleeding sometimes, but that means that I’m alive. That I am cleansing pain, hatred, sorrow, and betrayal from my life.

Sometimes you need to allow yourself to feel the mess you’re in.

I am not saying to cut yourself– that never solves anything. I am saying to reflect, paint, write, draw, sing, run, dance, scream. Be silent. Pray.

Do not give up.

Sometimes, you feel the most like your bleeding when something or someone opens the wound– sometimes that is when something happy is going on, but it catches the stitches and starts to tear them out. You bleed all over again, until finally the wound can stay closed and heal properly. Sometimes there are scars, but they aren’t as noticeable and they certainly do not open quite as easily.

I am actually doing well right now. I am finding strength in some unexpected places.

Happy Adventures,

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