HOPE and Virtual Hugs
By Beverly H
Well, Healing Journey 2 is done and I can hardly wait for 3 to start. This is juicy stuff … and transformative.
I now have HOPE. Before it was simply a word. It was a concept I desperately wanted to identify with and have as a resource for myself.
I had lost HOPE.
I have always helped other people find it and been an empathic listener, a validator and encourager.
However, it was time to give this to myself and I didn’t know how.
Over the years I have had mentors and wonderful parents and in laws, but they are long gone.
Who did I have to turn to – to metaphorically “hold my hand” in this dark time?
I felt like a frightened child … powerless.
With my daughter’s diagnosis, I longed for a fairy godmother to come and “bibbidi bobbidi boo” it all away. Or at least show me how to use the wand.
Guess what? I have learned to be my own fairy godmother.
Liz, the facilitator of HJ2 was/is brilliantly compassionate, vulnerable, honest, and.soooooo approachable. She led us all by example, with trusty Josh, as aide de camp. Soooo loving.
Thank you Wellspring. You have been a miracle for me, as have all the participants. (Friends I haven’t hugged yet.)
My courage has grown. My resources have gained strength. And I want to continue this enlargement.
I am still ME … just new and improved.