The Healing Power of Sharing Your Story

In my time here in the blogging community I have had the sacred opportunity to read people’s stories-and share my own. The stories that come from deep within our hearts…the ones that make you feel..because you know that could be your story too, or someone else’s story has already been part of your own story. There is great power in how our story—the way we make sense of our experience—effects and impacts our healing journey.

I am grateful for the healing power of our storiesby sharing them we have the ability to heal.—Until I was able to admit openly my struggle with depression, healing was pretty much null and void. But when I began to share—which happened because I finally was able to witness my story in my heart—the healing began, and continues…

What is it like for you to feel and know your own story?

I am grateful for the gifts of strength and survival that we were created with, so that even in the midst of suffering, somehow we have the courage to live—it always amazed me in my days as a spiritual counselor in the hospitals, how those who decided they were not going to be defined by their illness and instead continued to be themselves, were the ones who lived life, and those who let their fear consume them, or the disease define them, slowly or quickly withered. Your journey of healing is effected by how you make sense of and share your story of suffering, illness, loss, divorce, etc.

When I was afraid of my depression, it consumed me—I didn’t want to admit it was a part of me so my depression had control, but when I accepted that “My depression is a part of me, but I will not let it define me,” I became in control, and my healing journey continues to happen because this has become the  story I now live my life by.

  • When you are ready, put your own words in place of mine or create your own powerful statement! And if you already have one–congratulations to you!

How has sharing your story lead to healing in your life?

A Healing Blessing from Me to You:

May you be surrounded by healing love, a healing love that comes from all of creation, and gently and powerfully calls your name. And in those moments when you cry out, may the depths of your heart be heard by all the angels who are there to protect you and by the love of the Divine–who is there to carry you when you don’t have the strength to carry yourself. And may all the blessings that are good & pure and full of light & harmony be with you now and always.

Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
©Bella Bleue Healing, Health & Inspiration for Your Life™


Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks and appreciation goes to Andrew Gilbert, author of the blog, Influenceceversuscontrol ,for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

I am very honored to receive this award! This encourages me to keep sharing the words that come from my heart. It is extremely humbling to know others connect to what I have to share. I am extremely grateful to be a part of the blogging community!

Here are the rules to the award: Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them when you create a post on the award. Share 7 things about yourself. Pass the award on to 15 people you know who have blogs that you follow and enjoy. Contact those people that you have nominated. Put the Award Image on your blog page (go to images in the widgets menu in the Appearance category).

More on the Versatile Blog Award http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com.

7 Things about Erin, Bella Bleue

  1. I feel blessed every day of my life to be a mother and a wife.
  2. I have accompanied many people during their death and humbly experienced their spirits leaving their body behind as they journey onto the next part of their life.
  3. I love photography, and have my camera everywhere I go.
  4. I am writing a book.
  5. My husband inspires me daily to dream, have hope and to LIVE.
  6. I have a post-graduate degree in Theology and Counseling.
  7. I love writing, and sharing my photography on this blog.

My Nominations for the 15 Blogs that I am grateful for discovering. Thank you for your wonderful gifts of creativity, poetry, inspiration, human-connection, love for animals, design, compassion, quotes, and so much more!

  1. The Ralphie Chronicles
  2. Squirrels in Wren’s Nest
  3. GYA today
  4. Necole Stephens-Angel Kisses Blog
  6. Source of Inspiration
  7. Shadows of Love
  8. Plain Steam Rice
  9. wookecixx
  10. mindfulnessandmedotorg
  11. Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  12. A Girl and Her Brush
  13. The Blessing Chair
  14. Peacefly
  15. Beyond Confessions

Thank you again, ‘Influenceversuscontrol!”

Blessings to all, Erin, Bella Bleue