Teachers come in all shapes and sizes, and she’s one of them. In my book Rise and Shine I talked about how at the age of 1, Elliott had a seizure that caused me into a spiral of deep scary phase of PTSD, stress, anxiety meds, trips to the therapist, and yes, even a referral to the psychiatrist for at one point it felt as if I was in fact losing my mind.
At one point, I was so scared and fearful of the thoughts circulating in my mind that I didn’t want to be left alone with my kids, and thank God that both my husband and I were both working from home, as I don’t know what life would have looked like if I had to go to work outside of the home.
When you’re at war with yourself and your mental well-being goes, you most definitely don’t want to talk about it, but I knew better. I was scared, and some shame, embarrassment and fear was attached to it.
I talked to my doctor, my husband, close friends, to family, hell it was my career to help coach women through life, and here I was with mine falling apart.
In that moment of trauma, my daughter was the one who taught me how precious life really is.
She was the one who taught me how the things we worry about and stress over mean jack shit when it’s life or death.
She was the one who taught me that you can never put a value on health and that it’s the most precious thing you’ve got.
She was the one who ultimately lead me to find out that you can conquer all fear with love, and she was the one who set up on my path to true spiritual alignment and healing from within.
If it weren’t for her, I would have never learned what I needed to learn to help other women on a deeper level, and I wouldn’t have finished my book, or created my third and much needed online course for healing at the deepest level, my Soul Perfection Master Class!
If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be sitting here as I write this happier, and healthier and stronger than ever, and I’m beyond thankful for this little teacher of mine and gift from God, who continues to show me the ropes daily.
She’s the one that will tell me she loves my outfit, or puts her hands on my face and tells me she loves me so much. She’s the one that reminds me of the carefree spirit we all once were, and that’s actually still in there, but we lost somewhere along the way.
She’s the one who sparked a ripple effect of millions of lives shifting and changing all from one moment of trauma, because. I suffered way too much to let that pain and life lessons go to waste!
If you’re out there struggling or going through a dark season, or lost completely in the dark, know that it too shall pass if you hold on tight enough. Keep going, ask for help, find a deeper meaning to the pain or trauma and love the crap out of it all, for what you fear, and what you hate weakens you.
It’s all unfolding perfectly for you, even the really messy and dark seasons are happening for your highest good. You just might not be able to see it yet.
What or who is one of your greatest teachers in life? What did you learn? Take a minute, put your hand on your, and feel tremendous gratitude for whatever you write down. The good, the bad, the ugly all taught you something.
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for" ~ Oprah Winfrey