Grief Allows the Soul to Grow

Day 43: 78 Day Triple Dog Dare Challenge (5)

Positive Affirmation

I embrace my grief as it is a part of being human

Theme of the Day

Grief is a part of evolving as a human being and allows one to grow into a better version of themselves.

Welcome to Day 43 of the challenge.  If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started.  The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.

Three swords pierce through a single heart.  Dark clouds and rain appear in the background.  The pain is immense. As many of us have been through some sort of heart wrenching situation in the past that has left us on our knees.

Three of Swords

Rider-Waite Tarot by U.S. Games Incorporated

Let’s admit it: heart-break sucks.  It really does.  However, the only way to release the pain is to talk about it as pain loves to hide in the shadows.  The shadows and the secrecy is where pain feeds and grows.

Three of Swords reminds us that it’s okay to keep your pain to yourself for a short while, but soon you’re going to have to open that wound and reveal it so you can begin your path to healing.  One silver lining about the Three of Swords is that it reminds you that you’re taking action and moving forward which is a big feat in of itself.

I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me. – Ellen DeGeneres

Personal story: My biggest pain is not being able to see my daughter. It’s been five years since I’ve given her a huge hug.  We had a falling out when she was a teenager.  She wanted to do all these things that were not good for her: date a boy much older than her, go to a party without parental supervision, and run with the fast crowd that was going nowhere.  Because I told her no, she decided she wanted nothing to do with me.

I can accept that because protecting my kiddo came first and is what any parent should do.  The price was steep because it meant her cutting me out of her life, but at the end of the day – I can put my head on my pillow and sleep soundly because I made some tough, wise decisions for her.  Despite knowing that I made the right decision to keep her safe, the heartbreak still remains and I struggle not to cry every day.

What does offer me great comfort is knowing that she is successful and has graduated from high school recently.  Something she would have not been able to do if she continued the course she wanted to go on but I wouldn’t let her.

When I feel like I’m missing my daughter a little more than usual, I remember this quote:

There is no better than adversity.  Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time. – Malcom X

You have ONE Triple Dog Dare Challenge today.  Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you.  Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: Is there a heartbreak or a situation that bring you great sadness?  Sometimes the best way to get it sorted is to expose your heartbreak.  Leave a comment about what brings you tears on a daily basis.  Allow us to hold space for you so you can begin your path towards healing.

Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenge, celebrate that!  I invite you to step out of your comfort  zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.

Celebrating YOU!

You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.

How may I serve you?

My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business.  There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.


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A gentle reminder-

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