During the past couple of weeks I have been on vacation. During this time I returned to the Adirondack Mountain area where I grew up. I left this area with many deep wounds, an ache in my heart, and a hole that I thought could never be filled. I was a little apprehensive about returning. I had not been back since I have been in recovery, and I wasn’t sure what my emotional status would be – if it would be the same as when I left, or if I would feel differently after being in recovery.
I tentatively stepped back into my old territory. I tested the water, and I was surprised by the results. The pain was no longer there. No more ache in my heart. I felt only complete and fully healed.
I realized that I was free to experience life in this place without all the emotional baggage. I could make fresh memories, live without pain, and see the world through new eyes. Recovery has brought me to a new place, and I was delighted to discover that the recovery work I have done has brought me a big pay-off. Freedom from pain and fullness of heart.
As Dr. Shelfali says, the work I have done to release myself from the shadows of my past allows me to walk in freedom today. I am amazed and grateful!
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