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We are all in this together
No matter how it seems
Bound by circumstances
Linked by dreams


Holding fast when troubled
Listening to our Souls
Changing beyond recognition
In the face of all


Take my hand and I will help you
One step at a time
Together we will tread this road
And meet with the Divine
by
LizzyTish


Let me introduce myself...... my name is LizzyTish and I am a member of ATC............ I don't profess to have any qualifications apart from my degree to which I am aspiring to in the University of Life. And I am not here to judge or be critical of others, or preach.......... rather to offer some thoughts and insights for your consideration. I read somewhere once that if a word or sentence can help you along your lifelong path......... then that book or whatever will have been of help to you......... and this is how I would like you to view these words.

All of us at sometime or another in our lives have been subject to some kind of anguish.......... be it in the form of physical/mental/emotional abuse/harm or some other angst. Some more so than others..... and during those dark periods it has been very hard to find an escape .... and we sit and wonder why me? what have I done? how can I stop this? what do I have to do to stop this? One might have thought of the seeking some counsel be it a secular or religious counsellor........ or a friend...... but although their words are helpful ........ they still do not give you the impetus to make that push through. You might feel averse to trying counsel because you feel you know what is going to be said.......... that you are the one that has to change....... you are the one that has to forgive.......... you are the one who has to take that first step........ and you might feel that that is already what you have been telling and asking yourself....... and you don't want someone else to make you feel any worse than you are already.

For my part I have discovered someone even closer to me........... my Soul - who has been my counsellor for these past 11 years or more....... well actually my Soul has been guiding me all my life ... but it is only over these years that I have been aware that this is so .... Its quite extraordinary how these events manifest themselves in us..... in so many different ways..... Each one of us is different from the other...... so these thoughts that you are reading are for you to digest and assimilate and take on board if you feel relevant to you...... But one thing is the same...... Our Souls are who we are.......... and if we aren't listening to them our lives get tangled up and we feel in a mess and up the proverbial creek without a paddle.

Further on I will list some books I found extremely helpful along my journey, and basically have changed my view on life...... so I won't go on too much about the various ways and methods of bringing yourself out of this dark chapter in your life, merely to mention them as these thoughts are springing to mind.

You know something......... the very fact that you are reading this will tell you that your healing has already begun. Because unconsiously you are already being led and shown something that your innerself/soul wants you to see and digest. So that is a start isn't it? Listen to yourself .......... hear yourself.......... understand yourself. You might feel numb and that perhaps you haven't a clue what you are on about........... but really that is not true. You have been and maybe still are under alot of negative pressure.......... some imagined (and I don't mean this in a bad way........... we take so much on board over the years we can't begin to realise how much of our so called 'opinions/feelings/standards' are really someone else's) and it is hard to sift through this and figure out our situation and salvation from this quagmire that we find ourselves in... But you will....... you will I promise you....... you will. Your Soul talks to you and uses your senses............. sight, smell, hearing, touch..........to draw forth its message to you...... your intuition and likes and dislilkes are also used......... and your dreams........ you will hear it telling you that this isn't right for you........ and to change ....... that you need to change....... you have to change......... and will tell you how to change......... Listen to your little inner voice....... and work with it......... slowly, gently and lovingly, and hopefully........ always have hope........ and tell yourself these feelings of sadness and abuse will pass.......... they will and although you may never forget.......they will dim in time and you will go on to experience the joy of living in this beautiful world of ours....

Once you start upon this road........ (The Road less travelled.......... as M Scott Peck called it) you will find all sorts of areas open up to you........ in your own personality and those around you........ you will find the courage to face up to and make changes in your lifestyle with dignity, you will be able to defend yourself from all forms of attack be it verbal abuse or God forbid, physical....... where once you felt vulnerable you will feel strong and resolute....no more the victim...... ridding yourself of all the negatives........like anger (which is good initially as it stirs you to do things)... fear........ hopelessness........ isolation........ sadness.......... all these will melt away and be no more..........you will soon realise that you are a beautiful person and perfect in every way.......... contrary to how you view yourself perhaps and are led to believe you are............... and all this will happen without you really having to do anything except listen to your Soul.

And do you know what......... locked deep within your Soul is your God/Maker/Creator/Higher Being...... however you wish to view him..... and it is He who will be there for you and with you.......... guiding you and loving you and cherishing you through all this. He has all the time in the world ....... so don't think you are insignificant and that you have to be pure as the driven snow ....... dressed in your Sunday best with cap in hand for him to even consider listening to you...... You don't have to recite or say elaborate 'prayers'............ just talk to him like say your best friend.......... tell him everything....... everything.... He doesn't need you to feel guilty about anything you may have done.......... you don't need to be worthy of him........... none of that........... all he wants is to be included with you in your thoughts and everyday life........... that's all.... it's part of your heritage and its there for the asking....... and taking..... so dwell on that and consider it......... feel it...... and listen and hear your Soul confirm it.............
and grab it with both hands.




Books - you might find of interest - alphabetical order by author

The Interior Castle - by Teresa of Avila (excerpt here)
Free Thyself - Edward Bach, MBBS, MRCS,LRCP,DPH (you may read this here)
Johnathan Livingston Seagull - by Richard Bach (you may read this here)
The Alchemist - by Paulo Cuelho
The Pilgrimage - by Paulo Cuelho
The Prophet - by Kahlil Gibran (excerpt here)
Never Alone - by Joseph F Girzone (excerpt here)
Joshua - by Joseph F Girzone
Finding God in All Things - by Brian Grogan SJ
Being in Love - by William Johnson, SJ
The Five Stages of the Soul - by Harry R Moody and David Carroll (excerpts here and here)
The Celestine Prophecy - by James Redfield
Doorway to the Soul - by Ron Scolastico, PhD.
The Road Less Travelled - by M Scott Peck



Footnote
These thoughts and words were written for Angels that Care and their visitors.
After having written it we felt we would also like to share it with our visitors, and we hope that there is something here that may strike a chord with you.



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