Most people are quick to tell you about their highs, the peak experiences of their lives.
Not everyone is open to sharing the lows.
Today I want to talk about a personal experience of how I went crashing down from the high of our extraordinary twin home birth story to a low like I’ve never experienced before.
Because I learned more about myself, my priorities and how to live on my own terms more from hitting bottom, then I have from bouncing on the ceiling.
Seven weeks after delivering my twins, I ended up in the ER and had to spend 4 days in the hospital without seeing my kids even once. I was left with a cubic inch hole in my breast, wondering…
How the heck did I end up here?
Here is the story of how I learned to turn tomb-stones into stepping stones.
A few times since the ER experience, I’ve gone off course. But as soon as I realized that I’m not in true alignment with who I am or what matters most to me, I’ve made adjustments.
Sometimes drastic ones. But I’m just not willing to sacrifice myself anymore for any illusion of something more important than loving myself and honoring what I feel.
These moments of contrast lead to incredible clarity. They take me into a process of deeper self-understanding, self-love and forgiveness.
These moments are a chance to wipe the slate clean and build a new foundation. And from that foundation, I can build a life that matches who I’ve now become and is life-giving to me and those I love.
Now, I’d love to hear from you:
- Have you ever felt so off course that you didn’t think you could ever recover?
- What has hitting rock bottom taught you?
I can’t wait to hear your comments!