There is Pain and there is Pain from Trauma that changes the chemicals in the brain. Trauma makes it difficult for the brain to cope. Trauma requires a special kind of healing and specialized training skills. Most importantly, Trauma requires an intentional desire and willingness to heal, but first the victim must feel safe. It requires more than prayer and medicine. God is your ultimate healer. #lucispeaks#mypeopleperishforlackofknowledge#truthshallsetyoufree#healingisagiftyougivetoyourself
A teammate so eloquently mentioned to me yesterday (when comparing pics from my first pic wearing my 1st degree and 2nd degree belts) that I had lost a lot of weight in my 1st degree pic and gained weight in my 2nd degree pic.(A year apart)
After spitting out my pizza...just kidding....it was a taco...just kidding again, I was actually shopping for dog food...I responded, "Well, yes, I am aware of this." I knew it came from a place of love, truly.
That whole "weight loss is never a straight line, but a topsy turvy, upside down, sideways & backwards journey" is something I've never denied and I've always been transparent about.
This year has been a year of major (no pun intended) growth.
I had worked really hard to hit a major milestone and then eased up a little on how strict I was with everything. I took vacations, I laid my mommy to rest, I had injuries and had to pull back on my intensity a bit, I tried new things and met new people and celebrated my accomplishments and bottom line ...I ENJOYED MY LIFE that I am so grateful for!
Did I put on a little more than I wanted? Sure. Did I indulge too often? Probably. Have I come a long way? Hell yeah. Am I a work in progress? Absolutely!
One thing I did not do though, I never stopped training. In fact, I added more training and tried lots of different things. I may not have been able to do everything or go at things 100%, but I NEVER stopped. I never stopped learning, I never stopped moving, I never stopped sharing what I've learned. (Ok, I did take 2 weeks off when I got a concussion from a sparring mishap, but even that was an opportunity for self reflection & growth.) So yeah, my gi is a bit snug and my belt is a little shorter on the ends, but it's not going to stop me from pushing forward. It's just a setback, baby! I've still got a lotta fight left in me & I ain't done yet!
What is it that you suffer or have suffered?
I have been driven to the point of death literally from deep sorrow and extreme suffering. Physical, emotional and spiritual suffering seem to be my story.
Ive been high and low we all have, its life.. Though individually we all differ there is a common understanding that links us all as far as relating to one another.
Ive been both an overcomer victorious warrior and alone in despair crawling through the darkness in the wilderness of the unknown. Yet at all times i believed.
No matter what i felt, heard, went through and seen.. im alive today and what i choose to do with my experiences is what matters now.
In the heart of a believer in the heart of every man there is always.. despite being brutally broken... a hope within. At my low points, my fight or flight moments, in my devistating low moments i had no other choice but to endure, feel, bleed, suffer, break yet I never questioned his existance i never denied his power. I believe through suffering and its many forms of such are for a purpose and once you realise that. You stop questioning the resons why. I can say this now that im older, stronger and wiser. My life was far from easy, from as far back as i can remember there was great opposition, adversity, struggle, abuse, addiction, sorrow, sadness and rejection.
Sad part of it all is i found myself numb and embracing it as normal, normal for me anyway.
Not anymore though, i now have answers and solutions not just problems.
I could go on and on but perhaps... A book containing my story should be my primary focus. Possibly a youtube channel to bring encouragement and hope to others.
What is your unique story? I tell you this... I have stories within stories that once told would create its own story.
Great ideas that stay locked in and go no further than the arena of the mind, helps no one. ~Amber Troie~
the world needs beings that are living evidence or the truth.
what are your thoughts on this message? would love to read your thoughts in the comments.
el mundo no necesita mes personas “fuertes”...
el mundo necesita seres viviendo la evidencia de la verdad.
que piensan de estas palabras?
me encantaría leer sus pensamientos de este tema en los comentarios.
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Heather could have given up. 🤦🏼♀️
Instead, she started our health program to be stronger & feel more energy again. 👊🏼 In 7️⃣ months she dropped 7️⃣0️⃣lbs! 🔥 “My journey is not over, but I’m learning about celebrating victories as they happen. In the past 7️⃣ months I have lost 7️⃣0️⃣lbs of weight and so much more. I’ve gained energy, health, happiness and hope. I still have my genetic conditions and injuries and I still use a wheelchair to help my mobility, but I’m so glad I quit believing all the “professionals” who told me I’d never lose weight since I couldn’t exercise. I was NOT “destined” to continue living that unhealthy life. And now I love helping others use this program to meet their own goals and dreams.” #hopechangeseverything#fearisaliar#livelifeoutloud#truthshallsetyoufree#theantidiet#whyilovemyjob#healthcoach
Wow check out Heather's story:
My journey is not over, but I’m learning about celebrating victories as they happen. In the past 7 months I have lost 70# of weight and so much more. I’ve gained energy, health, happiness and hope. I still have my genetic conditions and injuries and I still use a wheelchair to help my mobility, but I’m so glad I quit believing all the “professionals” who told me I’d never lose weight since I couldn’t exercise. I was NOT “destined” to continue living that unhealthy life. And now I love helping others use this program to meet their own goals and dreams. [ #hopechangeseverything](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/hopechangeseverything?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) [ #fearisaliar](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/fearisaliar?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) [ #livelifeoutloud](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/livelifeoutloud?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) [ #truthshallsetyoufree](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/truthshallsetyoufree?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) [ #theantidiet](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/theantidiet?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG) [ #whyilovemyjob](https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/whyilovemyjob?source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG)
The truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off. Be honest enough to face the lies you are telling yourself and others. Be awake enough to stop living in an unconscious way. My commitment to you will always be to tell you the truth and wake you up to what you are not facing about yourself.