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THE SOUL AWAKENING
One night in the midst of my tears and anguish, somewhere out of the darkness I heard a voice say “You are lovable as you are. You are kind, compassionate & giving. You are enough – stop wallowing in self-pity. Spread your message to the world…that is your purpose.” Now, believe me, I was never the “woo woo” type and I don’t know if it was the drugs, God, the Universe, Angels or my deceased Mother, but this message caused a significant change in me!
I felt a stillness come over me and a peace I hadn’t felt in a very long, long time. I knew I had always felt better when I volunteered or helped others and so I made a commitment to focus on that moving forward. Whenever or wherever the opportunity arose, I vowed I would complete an act of kindness.
One day in a busy doctor’s office, I stopped filling in the mountain of new-patient paperwork to assist a blind woman everyone else was ignoring. After the third act of assistance and finally walking the woman outside to her transport van, I sat back down to finish my forms. A young woman sitting nearby said “That was so kind of you to help that woman when no one else would – not even me. You have inspired me to pay it forward and help someone today. Thank you.” I was surprised, but delighted!
A NEW PURPOSE
I realized that I still had value. I could contribute by just being me. Kindness is my new passion and I believe it begins with kindness to oneself. I believe that allowing for spiritual time, periods of rest, gentle exercise, a diet of whole foods and giving back to others through acts of kindness all impacted my well-being – mentally, physically and spiritually.
Follow my blog to discover how I pulled myself up, accepted my new state of being, discovered my true purpose and felt healthier – inside and out! I’m not cured and I’m still unable to work, but I hold hope that things will change one day. I’m at the beginning of this journey, not the end. I have not perfected it, but I’ve learned much in the first steps I’ve taken on the road back to self-worth and purpose.
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