What do you want to change in your life? I suspect there’s something – perhaps your job, your hair, your relationship, your home, your hobbies, your attitude towards your mother-in-law, the way you spend your evenings.
Or maybe you’re like me, and you’re ready to find a new passion and change your purpose in life.
I started my “Quips and Tips” blog series in 2008, and have recently morphed into Blossom. My new tagline (created yesterday so it really is brand new!) is “Flourishing in All Seasons.” My purpose is to walk alongside women who are coping with the end of a relationship, and encourage them to explore different ways to Blossom into who God created them to be.
Birthing my new Blossoms blog and brand has been uncomfortable. Not as painful as other types of birth, but definitely not as pleasant as eating chocolate bonbons.
If you want to give birth to Baby Blossoms, remember:
- The growth process can take a long time. It’s a process that requires you to take action.
- You need to try different things, and learn how to quickly recognize and let go of what doesn’t work.
- Allow yourself to make “mistakes” (which are actually Blossoms).
- Forgive yourself. Be kind to yourself.
- Keep breathing, moving, and nourishing your body.
- Find your voice and learn to recognize what resonates with who you really are.
- Stay connected to God.
Again, I ask:
What do you want to change in your life?
Allow the wind to scatter seeds. Let the soil absorb those seeds, the sun and rain to bring them to life. Then it’s your turn to help those seeds sprout. If you’re serious about birthing new Blossoms in your life, you need to act.
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It doesn’t matter if you take the “wrong” action – because there are no mistakes. We try, we learn, we grow, we move on.
We blossom – if we allow ourselves.
If you’re facing a relationship breakup, read Help Getting Over a Breakup – How to Change Your Story. I shared four ways to change your story so you can change your perspective of your relationship, your self, and your life. This can help you heal.
⇒ Susan Woodward for teaching me that when we remember past mistakes, regrets, and painful memories we are re-traumatizing ourselves. The cognitive act of recalling painful experiences has a physical effect on our bodies. So, we are literally “beating ourselves up” when we hold on to negative memories.
I interviewed Susan about her new business endeavor in Vancouver – to learn more, read A Medical Intuitive Describes How Energy Healing Works.
⇒ Lesley Pyne for sharing her struggle to cope with infertility and supporting other women who aren’t birthing the babies they yearn for.
“I am now in a place where I can say that childlessness has proved to be my biggest gift,” she says in How to Be Happy Without Kids – Inspiration From Lesley. “I want to show other women coping with infertility that they can have a positive life and they don’t have to hide. If they take action and get support, they can become the beautiful butterfly that’s inside them.”
Go, my friend, and find ways to flourish in the season you’re in.
Blessings and Blossoms,
Laurie's "She Blossoms" Books
Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back offers hope, encouragement, and strength for women walking through loss. My Blossom Tips are fresh and practical - they stem from my own experiences with a schizophrenic mother, foster homes, a devastating family estrangement, and infertility.
How to Let Go of Someone You Love: Powerful Secrets (and Practical Tips!) for Healing Your Heart is filled with comforting and healthy breakup advice. The Blossom Tips will help you loosen unhealthy attachments to the past, seal your heart with peace, and move forward with joy.
When You Miss Him Like Crazy: 25 Lessons to Move You From Broken to Blossoming After a Breakup will help you refocus your life, re-create yourself, and start living fully again! Your spirit will rise and you'll blossom into who you were created to be.