I noticed an aggravating scar the other day from an accident several years ago. And all of a sudden, a new revelation hit me – I survived! I made it through. I kept on, when I really didn’t feel like keeping on. My scar is unique to only me – no one else in this entire universe carries that same scar or the emotions intertwined with its healing.
Bike wrecks from our younger years hold physical scars, but because of deep emotionally correlation with that event, it stays etched in our memories forever. Perhaps, bad choices produced scars you regret. Scars caused by others ignite an emotional hurt that can still bleed decades later. Scars don’t heal…only wounds have the opportunity for repair.
As our physical wounds heal, and leave scars of survival, our internal wounds can’t be patched with band-aids. To heal from unfortunate situations takes dedicated refocus. The scar might be the evidence, but the wound is always there.
To bring positive to a negative situation, my hope is you embrace your survival. Your redirection creates an abundance of strength you never knew you had. You are tougher, more experienced and more prepared because of your healing.
I remember the famous school slogan, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Who came up with that lie? That is the biggest load of garbage. Words matter. Words stick. Words can be forgiven, but not forgotten. Sticks and stones only hurt for a little while; words hurt forever.
Hidden wounds are the hardest to heal. They don’t see any light to aid in the healing process. How many times do you tell your children, “You have to let it heal?” Moms with preschoolers, you understand this more that anyone, I mean those little kiddos will wear a Princess band-aid for a week – on a cut you can’t even see!
In exasperated detail, we explain why a band-aid can only stay on for a few days. The air and light have to get to the wound to bring healing. It is the same way for us. We have to allow light into our darkness. Sometimes just airing real life concerns to a trusted friend permits the first step of healing.
Wounds. Scars. Healing. Light. Darkness. Each of these words defines something different to every one of us. Some of you have endured horrendous circumstances, but take a moment to embrace – YOU SURVIVED! Your life is not by accident, and you are here for a purpose.
Scars are evidence of your survival! Darkness in a physical, spiritual or emotional matter can always heal when brought to the Light. I hope whatever you are facing today, whether in the wound stage or scar stage…please remember, you are living on Survival Street, where the Light is left on just for you.
Be Real ~ Be You