Courage -- Message of the Day

As I meditated this morning and asked for a message, I was reminded of a time in my life when I needed lots of courage to help me get out of the stuck situation I was in.

I had unconsciously maneuvered myself into a very confined way of life that didn't honor my inner truth. Everything inside of me was urging me to follow my heart's calling, but I was afraid of leaving my old life because of how it would affect my family.

For years, I fluctuated between creating a new life, authentic to my true self, or staying where I was, without any hope for honoring what was inside of me. I knew that if I left my marriage of 25 years, my children, who were young adults at the time, would feel let down. I had been a loving mom to them for all those years, and I didn't want to hurt them by making them think our family life had been a lie. But, my soul was screaming at me to leave the marriage and leave the country I had lived in for 29 years.

I felt so torn and devastated, and I knew I needed help to make such a big decision, so I started working with a therapist, who supported me in rediscovering who I really was. She helped find my courage again, and after a year of therapy, I was finally able to cut the cords that had been holding me down.

I have never regretted following my heart and starting my new life. I'm glad I had the courage to reach out for help when I needed it most so that I could move on with my life. © Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019