Growing Pains

Healing hurts. It gets worse before it gets better. I’ve healed on many, many occasions and I’m going through another healing process right now. Some things I’m reminding myself of:
👉Healing should never be looked upon as a weakness.
👉It in fact, takes great strength to honor the parts of you that have fallen a few steps behind.
👉Temporarily you might have to alter your life so that you focus on mending these parts of you.
👉This can feel like the wrong choice, especially when you’re used to living a busy, forward moving lifestyle.
👉But you have to remember this does not take away from how far you’ve come.
👉Also, by healing yourself now, you are only going to come back that much more able in all areas in your life.

It’s not too hard to recognize or determine the cause of physical pain – get a blood test and find something wrong for example. All across the world physical pain is understood. I’ve had my fair share of 10/10 pain and I still like to pretend I can handle it. But I will always tell you that the mental pain I have gone through still far outweighs that 10/10 pain scale. But who could really see? You can’t get a simple blood test for your mind.

I’m here with my arms wide open to tell you that you are safe, loved, understood, and everything you are experiencing shouldn’t be so difficult to explain. I get it. I wish more people did too. But plenty of people have such compassionate and caring hearts. Don’t suffer in embarrassment – because I did recently. You come first. End of story! I’d rather be embarrassed 100 times than wait for the 1 time it’s too late. Can you make the same promise to yourself?

Healing and growth are contagious. As much as you might shudder as those raw emotions begin to surface – you’ll equally embrace them knowing this is a huge key in releasing burdens you were never meant to carry. Sometimes things fall apart so we can rebuild them in a much stronger, meaningful way. Keep going. It might get harder, but stick it out and you’ll soon see why it was the best choice of your life. ~Britt💜

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