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What I Need To Know

“Meet hate with love. Meet darkness with light. Meet fear with senseless, relentless, extravagant love.”  – Glennon Doyle Melton

Anyone that truly, fully cares about you will show up for you.

Nothing is okay with how things were handled, but I can forgive.

I can feel sorry and shame and guilt and forgiveness all at the same time.

I am okay.

I miss my dog and I probably won’t get to see him again.

I loved too much. I asked for too much. I was too much to handle. But thats on them, not me.

I love and accept myself exactly as I am.

“I am learning to trust the journey even when I don’t understand it.” – Mila Bron

 

– J

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Sunday Affirmations

Some Sunday inspiration for the week ahead…

Today I will embrace life as it is and feel whatever emotions need to be felt.

My feelings guide me home.

– From We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

I am strong.

I have a voice.

I do not need to be fixed.

I accept myself as I am.

In light.

In darkness.

In the grey.

I am here for myself no matter how I show up,

Breathe deeply.

Love fully.

Be here.

Be in the now.

Feel it all.

❤️

-Jill

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Acceptance

Here is a little something I wrote last week…

I have control over my fear. I welcome it and choose to let it be here with me today. I will not fight my fear or try to push it down. I accept you, fear. You are scared and alone and I will keep you safe. We can move through this day, and all days, together. We may not always be in sync or balanced, but we can understand that fear is not present to cause pain. Pain only intensifies when feeling is pushed down.

I am open. I invite warmth into myself. I trust. My openness will protect me and I do not fear what is to come.

Thanks for reading,

– Jill

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To my Inner Child

I know you are so unsure of who you are and who you should be. I know how hard it is to feel like you don’t know yourself. You are so uncomfortable with yourself. I want you know that you don’t have to worry so much.

You keep looking for love and comfort, a place to fit, but you’d be better off looking into yourself to find that. You are lonely and too critical of yourself. Try speaking to yourself nicely, look inside your heart and connect. It may be broken but it will mend.

You will go through so much and you need to know how strong you are. You are worth so much. I love you so much. I wish I could be there to hold you and tell you it’s all going to be okay. I can sympathize so much with what you’re going through.

You are sensitive, we are sensitive, but we should not be ashamed of that. Our sensitivity is how we will find a deeper connection to ourself and those around us.

I want you to know how loved you are. You are worthy of love and respect from others.

When you finally find where you fit, you will realize it was inside. You fit inside your heart. That is your answer. And that will be your struggle.