Writing Out The Storm
Whether the storms in your life are devastating weather events or metaphoric references to traumatic personal trials, they can really wreak havoc on your spirit. One good thing is that storms don’t come to stay, but only to pass through.
As comforting as that statement is intended to be, anyone who is suffering knows it’s not quite that easy of a concept to accept. Therefore, it’s important that we know how to emotionally prepare for them ahead of time and how to overcome them when they strike. I’ve found the art of journaling to be an ideal answer to both.
Storms: divorce, job loss, weather catastrophe, separation from spouse or children, addiction, illness, death, abuse, etc.
Journaling: a way to reach into your spirit; transfer messages from the heart to the pen; and turn those emotional gray skies to blue.