The recent tornadoes in the Southeast remind me of my life. There have been some very dark days where everything got turned upside down. Times where I have lost a lot, if not practically everything. I have had to sort through the rubble. I have had to put the pieces back together. I have had to rebuild my life.
Following these times, it never fails, the sun comes out again. My life progresses forward. I experience growth. I take the lessons of the loss and let them shine as beams of hope for a stronger tomorrow.
What I am learning is to trust. Trust that the sun will shine again. Trust that I am able to live through painful events. Trust my higher power, which I call God, has not and will not forsake me. Trust that the loss of one thing can make room for something better to come along. Trust that I am and life is… enough.
The spiritual journey of a physical lifetime is tumultuous but worth every bump along the way.
May you be safe though the mighty winds blow around you.
Jenny Emerson, LMFT, LMT