Bring Your Shitstorm to God

I wrote this in response to a friend who is dealing with an abusive ex. Hope it brings some clarity and peace to your life.

Why is spiritual practice important?

Your spiritual practice will help you stay connected to your soul during tough moments.

It will help you get back to your soul more quickly when you’ve forgotten (when you’ve bought into your smallness yet again (due to cultural conditioning or narcissistic abuse)).

And it will help you act on your inner inspiration from a place of alignment (rather than fear).

Without spiritual practice, we become prey to fear which positions us to be victimized by others and/ or by our own minds.

Well meaning as we may be, we risk becoming as self centered as our perpetrators. Our unhealed trauma responses run the show. Yuck.

This is why we integrate spiritual practices into our lives. It’s helpful to surround ourselves with those who support our spiritual efforts.

Through deep spiritual practice, we come home to ourselves. To that place where we feel and know an unshakable trust. This is our power.

Spiritual practice helps us access this Awareness and live Here.

Spiritual practice does NOT take the place of emotional awareness. This is equally important so that we don’t abandon or shame or betray our present experience. No.

We bring our shitstorms to God and let them be transmuted into manure rather than hitting the fan.

You got this.

Debbie Happy Cohen
Debbie Happy Cohen

Debbie Happy Cohen, author, coach and artist, is the founder of Joy-Based Living. She loves spending time with magical, kind, thoughtful, inspiring people. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling but her experience comes from 20 years of coaching people to bring out the best in themselves and others. Also affectionately known as Happy D! and Reverend SASSY SHORTS!, she lives on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her books include The 12 Practices, The JBL Planner for Daily Self-Reflection, Reach Your Stars!, SANCTUARY: 4 Mantras for Thriving After Emotional Trauma, It’s All About Kids: Every Child Deserves a Teacher of the Year, and a children’s book I Don’t Think So!

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