LIFESTYLE | We Heal Together
The past month has been full of challenges. I have been and still am processing the weight that comes with wanting to 'go through it', instead of around it. How do I journey this healthy? How do I use these broken pieces of me and others and stitch them into something that could be healing?
Amidst the pain, a new life is born. Our best friends are now parents and everything that is raw, tender, new and reborn has happened. They are absolutely beautiful in their newness and the love is expanding. We get to open our arms to more of them. More of who they are. Our little is witnessing what 'new' truly is.
Amidst the pain another best friend visits. He brings with him that grace and peace that has been hard to anchor and we are again reminded that healing is not a solo job. Healing is a collective agreement. Healing is a raising up of eachother.
I woke up the next morning after his visit with those song lyrics "You Make Me Brave" in my mind.
We are called to embolden each other. We are called to enter into each others pain and questions. We are called to hash it out in the safety of acceptance of one another. Without that safety, we cannot heal.
I had so easily forgotten.
This was my calling too.
Over any of the doubts I carry personally and professionally.
That I seek to create a safe place for collective healing. For myself. For others.
& it's in that healing that courage and bravery is found.