Acceptance is the first step!
I took some time out yesterday just to sit and enjoy the quiet before the school holidays commenced. The thoughts that came up for me were all around the journey we have been on as a family for the past 3 years.
Questions I pondered were why was I chosen as the girls mum and what lessons am I supposed to be learning through our experience and why does Gabby have to endure all of this?
Answers I received was both Gabby and I have been given this challenge or experience, depending on how you look at it, for a bigger reason. It is much bigger than us, there is something in it that I need to do, still working on that part.
Being open to acceptance of our journey has been the first step towards healing and finding our way through and being open to the lessons that we are to learn. Acceptance has been very eye opening and instead of it feeling like we are saying it is okay, it has helped us to move forward despite the challenges.
The lesson I feel that is important here is that even though we have endured quite a lot and on the surface it may be hard to see what is positive, but when I really sit back and look over the past three years there is quite a lot to be grateful for.
Big one been Gabby is still with us and thriving, I have found amazing amounts of strength that were within me all along and our family is so much closer than ever before.
If you are able to step out of your experience just for a moment, what lesson is there for you to grasp? How would your life look different if you were able to operate from a space of acceptance?
Written by Nicole Ivens
Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.
Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.
Learn more about Nicole www.calmyourmindwellness.com.au/meetnicole