Use your fighting spirit

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Catching up with friends over the last few days has been great and what I know of my close friends is that they know how I am feeling as it is written all over my face and screams from my body language. My friends have commented on how they see my fighting spirit, my passion and my commitment to what I know is right and just. I have been talking for a while about how I can help support more people going through or recovering from domestic abuse and I know deep in my heart and soul that this is my life mission. My friend this morning after seeing and hearing ‘me’ said “you are the champion for the people”. We laughed however I was not joking. I have made quite a few decisions recently about what I want to achieve through my art and creativity and I now know what I want and the path could not be cleared. I may not know the logistics of everything yet however that does not stop me knowing what I want to achieve and where I want to go. I will not anything stand in my way. I am doing this for everyone.

I have decided that I am going to donate a percentage from the sales of my art to helping support people that have been affected by domestic abuse. I know that I will do this. I was saying to my friends this week that once I have in my gut something that I need and or have to do then I never stop. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, I will always do it and I will not stop working on my goal.

I visited my local priest the other week and he helped me with my faith and how I need to take my power back. This was a day of emotional release, a day where I needed to cry a lot and talk things over to give me extra strength to keep doing what I am doing. He helped me to understand that I was not alone with these challenges and that I will get through them with God’s help. I believed this and do believe this. I have definitely connected more to God over the last few months and I feel more protected than ever. I know I have the strength of more than myself and this helps me to keep strong for myself and my daughter and for you.

Work and career wise I am getting more help and support in the new year with trying to grow my counselling practice more. I know I work to a high standard and I am so proud of all of the work that I do with children and adults as a mental health counsellor. To see my clients change and grow in confidence and self esteem is a true blessing and when they are ready to use their wings to fly they are then able to pass on what they have learnt to others so that people are always ‘passing it on’. The world will always be a better place when we all ‘pass on’ what we know, our skills, our learning to others to create the ‘ripple effect’ of life.

I know I could be helping support a lot more people and I would like to do this, I just need some help with reaching out to more people so that I can help other people embrace who they are and start making a difference to not only their own but others lives. When you are able to be truly yourself and are not apologising for this but embracing this then you are in a position to inspire and inspirational people are a godsend, they are like the shining stars of the world, the beacons of goodness and wholesomeness (is this even a word, oh well) It is about using your gift and using it for good, to help and to inspire. If you use your gift in the right way you will always help just by being you.

I keep thinking that I would like to work in a womens refuge or something like that so that I am able to best support at the deepest level. I am always frontline, my strength is my communication, my empathy, my intuition, my encouragement.

I was talking to a friend a few weeks ago and was telling him about my new website and the aim of what I am doing. He could see and feel my passion for what I was talking about and my determination and love for what I am doing and how I want to inspire people. He looked at me and said “you are inspirational aren’t you”. I was deeply flattered as I knew that he really meant what he said. Our past should not define us nor our future as this is not yet here. We should be defined by who we are, who we really are at our core and who we are as our gift of life and with using our gift. What do you put out into the world?

Strive to always put your best foot forward and by this I do not mean that you have to be perfect or be at the top of your goal or yourself, just simply by keep putting one foot in front of the other, moving forward even if that means crawling or even shuffling. If this is all that you can manage right now that’s enough for now as each minute step will put you one step closer to you and what you want to achieve/how you want to live your life.

We are here to live not to exist.

Keep fighting, keep your strength and if you feel you are slipping then this is the time to reach out for help and support to get you back on the track.

It is ok to slip of the track sometimes, it is inevitable. Do what you need to do, rest, use that fighting spirit deep down within you until you are back on that track,

You have to get back on the track.

Much love and respect

Sophie Marie xx

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