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Are we God to change everything?!

What is the deepest loss you have suffered?
If drinking bitter, change yourself to wine..
And if the earthly no longer knows your name,
whisper to the silent earth: I’m flowing.
To the flashing water say: I am.

Rilke

It’s not that we want God to change everything about us or remake us to perfection. (Ok, maybe we do.) It’s not that we wish we were other than who we are; some days we even like who we are.
It’s more that we want to have faith in ourselves, a deep-down, constant faith that steadies us.
We want to have roots deep in the earth, not fragile roots of glass.

Strong and deep roots are made of self-esteem, hope, love , willingness, humility, and faith.
Our longing to be grounded in life may take the form of wishing we were not doing bad habits, but that’s a cover-up for the deeper things we truly want.
Healing reorganizes our personalities, indeed our very souls, around new, spiritual principles. We remain who we are and always will be, yet that doesn’t prevent us from possessing faith in ourselves and the courage to keep growing.

Say with me:
I am a vessel containing life. I am a vessel that has been shattered and mended. I will endure.

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