The Death of Every Darkness

July 25, 2017

“At the death of every darkness there’s a morning…”

Some of the best days on my healing journey have been the most awful, the most heartbreaking, the most filled with tears. Despite everything I’ve walked through, I still don’t believe that healing and growth have to be hard to be worthwhile… but I know many times they can be. The healing and growth I’ve gone through in the last few years, and especially the last six months, has been intense to say the least.

I’m grateful to grief for showing me I’m strong enough to face into the parts that hurt like hell. For proving to me that I can survive the most painful pockets, even when it feels like they might consume me. Mostly though, I’m grateful to grief for showing me that when I’m willing to face into it all fully––to feel it all the way through––I’ll always come through better for having done so. I’ll find more peace and joy and freedom than I knew was possible.

People like to talk about “the light at the end of the tunnel,” but they neglect to talk about how hard and painful and terrifying that tunnel can be. How incredibly difficult it can be to keep putting one foot in front of the other when it feels like you’re drowning inside the darkness.

There is light and love and so much waiting on the other side, yes… but this work can be hard, and I will never sugar coat that fact. I will also never forget every painful step that got me to where I am today. Happier, more aligned, and more on purpose than ever before.

If you keep choosing to do the work…
To get back up off the floor…
To face just one more day…
To feel it all fully…
You WILL get through it.

One step at a time.
I’m right there with you.


You may also like
Numbness Never Solves Anything
Rebirth Always Comes