Is it hard to wake up in the morning? Does your loss define you in such a way that you don't know if you have what it takes to survive, let alone thrive?
To truly see and know the Truth that sets us free, we must get up higher, above those clouds that trauma brings. These clouds block out the Light.
Today, as I aim to break through those clouds of traumatic memories stored in my mind, heart, and body, I want to speak life-giving words directly into your heart and my heart, too, beyond the ragged edges where loss has wounded us, paralyzing our whole being …
I want you to be filled, so that when Monday morning arrives, you will be excited for what is up ahead for you. So I’m sending you Joy in the morning. Passion for life is what turns “okay” into “magnificent”.
Enthusiasm is the starting point.
Enthusiasm is being “full” of God, or possessed by God, according to the Latin root.
So I’m picturing myself as FULL of God, full of Joy, full of hope, full of passion, full of all that my heart hopes and longs for. I hope you can picture yourself in this fullness, too. We're given this power to IMAGINE as a gift of creation. This is how we change our circumstances.
This time of feeling loss, of feeling the ragged edges of grief is being enhanced, enriched, and energized by the life-transforming power of joy, which is a gift. Take a moment to allow yourself to feel this energy of Heaven. Picture yourself receiving this gift of Joy. This act harnesses the energy.
Since it’s a gift freely given, I can send this joy to you… the joy that fills you with passion for life, filling you with enthusiasm for today, every day, even on Mondays. If you need a jump start, plug into this children's choir and feel their JOY – you'll get the goosebumps. They are super-charged!
Feel the JOY?? 🙂
When you wake up in the morning, you will not be alone. There will be Someone there to help you decide what to wear, what you will do, and where you will go. Loss no longer defines your ability to enjoy a day or not. Trauma can no longer define who you are. You are no longer a victim; you are a Champion.
You are a soldier, the best in the world. The fact that you are wounded does not define who you are – you are a soldier. Those who risk everything bear scars they can proud of!
This is a new day. Every day will be FULL of magnificent wonders and you will be filled with awe and wonder. Those ragged edges of loss are being woven into a masterpiece of Joy.
Joy comes in the morning.
Blessings, dear one… you are loved!
With all my love,
Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
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