Five Minute Friday {Visit}

4188-oWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!


Today’s Five minute Friday word is {VISIT}


Since beginning therapy almost 8 years ago now, a huge part of the healing work has been about "visiting the past to heal" . . . but the key to that healing work is learning how to "not" stay in the past, but use that healing as a way to live today.

It took me a long long time to learn that, because sometimes when you push your painful past so far away, visiting it again to heal sometimes brings you back to where you can't leave. A part of the work has been about learning to go there, heal the wounds, heal the pain, talk about the hurt, but even more so, coming back to now and being with what is right here and right now.

It's not always easy! For me, I have had some struggles going to the past and getting stuck there.. its only been through God that he has truly helped me and reminded me where I am and where I belong. He has been the supporter of my healing.

Its only when I truly allowed myself and God to go with me to the past and heal, that I can find my way back a little easier each time.

It's true .. the past is a place to visit and heal, but certainly not a place to stay. The path always goes forward, not backwards. A part of my healing has been about how visiting the past and healing those wounds can make going forward more hopeful filled with life and joy that God wants me to see and be.

Now, 8 years later into my healing, I have learned how to go back, be with what is there, and use that as my steps forward - the path that is meant to be mine. Every day it gets a little easier .. and someday I will be able to look back and know the past is completely a place to visit, but right here is where I truly belong.