This past year has been insightful for me. I got very clear on the values that guide me in life – the two main ones being faith and compassion. I have a deep faith that everything works out. Even when it doesn’t and hasn’t.

There have been times in my life when I’ve felt deep despair and hopelessness and yet somewhere, very, very hidden I know I am safe and cared for.

I don’t know why I have this faith. Logically it doesn’t always make sense but intuitively I KNOW it.

I came across this writing by Jeff Foster whilst in my sick bed earlier this month and it’s heart breakingly perfect in saying what I want to today:

“In my short time on this planet I have known great sorrow, plunged into the depths of oceanic despair, been thrown so deeply into my loneliness that I thought I would never return.

I have tasted the ecstatic joys of meditation, the fierce intimacy of love, the savage pains of heartbreak, the excitement of unexpected success and the blows of sudden failure.

There were times when I thought I’d never make it, times when my dreams had been shattered so thoroughly I couldn’t imagine how life could ever go on. Yet it went on, and sometimes I found humility within the devastation, and out of the ashes of imagined futures often grew new and present joys, and no experience was ever wasted.

I have come to trust life completely, trust even the times when I forget how to trust at all, trust that life doesn’t always go according to plan, because there is no plan, only life, and even the times of great uncertainty hold supreme intelligence, and sometimes you have to fall to stand more fearlessly, with greater kindness.

And somehow I am always held, in a way I cannot explain and do not want to. I may be crushed yet again before too long, I may experience further seemingly insurmountable challenges and heartbreaks, but somehow I am always held.

Somehow I am always held.”

#advent #affirmation #hypnotherapy #positivity #choosethepositive #braintraining #hypnobirthing #cbt #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #birth #pregnancy #parenting #motherhood #createyourlife

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