Inner•spired 

Tonight I am inspired by love. On this journey I am standing up to say…yes, I am worthy to be loved! 

Our pasts can damage our self worth- I think of a brand new white shirt- the perfect white tee- then coffee spills on it during a busy day, finger paint from a little ones grab, blood from trying to save a life that slipped away just seconds before, black makeup from trying to be pretty and play dress up- but the force of tears won out in the end. Not to mention all the hands pointing to say “what a mess”. But I don’t need them to love me anyway. I want to be loved without judgment. I want to be linked up with love by those who see the messy shirt and say “wow look at all she’s survived- awesome!” 

I have to start with myself, I know this. I have to look in the mirror and truly believe I am worth passion and love despite the mess, despite the harsh labels from my past. I am not a mistake- I am unmistakable. Unmistakably me- exactly how my journey has made me. 

Thank you to my friend Eric Syrdal for reminding me beauty is not hiding our joy and our pain but expressing it. Thank you for seeing a warrior in me when I have felt so tired and unsure. Please visit his works, he is a true and real gift to our wp family. 

Love my inner•spirit 

   
   
  
   
 

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100 thoughts on “Inner•spired 

  1. Good timing. In the novella I’m writing I just introduced (about an hour ago) the character based on you. Here’s a snippet.

    A warrior poet, the Guard valued her as having one hand in the Regiment and the other in Heaven. We called her Souldier.

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    1. Wow! I am truly honored and speechless. Except I’m super excited too!! That is awesome – one hand in heaven and one on the regiment! How incredible. I am so honored. Seriously. You’ve made me feel so good- thank you. P.S: so great to see you here again :))

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  2. Beautifully expressed! All the mess we go through in life makes us who we are. We are always worthy of God’s Love, ALWAYS! The cracks of our brokenness are there to let His Light in! 💞

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    1. Amen! I love that vision- our cracks are where the light shine through- in that case I have a lot of light shinning ☺️. Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging words, I appreciate it so much.

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  3. The mess isn’t you, it’s just life. Your value isn’t diminished. I’ve felt the same way in the past though, I thought I was a defect. Now I know I’m not and no one else is either. Everyone is valuable. You are valuable…and you write well too!:0)

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  4. Beautiful post. I love the white shirt metaphor. Yes stained I am but still I am beautiful. Take me or leave me because I am me. Thank you for posting this Souldiergirl. My past is not a badge of shame but of honor. It has made me who I am today. I will celebrate me. Have a awesome day.

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    1. You are so awesome! “I will celebrate me” boom! Exactly- celebrate away because you are worth an awesome and loud party. Woot!! Take me or leave me- Yep. This is me. And I’ll take you and that glorious badge of honor! Thank you Ease :))

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      1. Hey Souldiergirl. Im sorry I am just seeing this. I am safe and sound. I had a spectacular weekend at the convention and slept like a baby yesterday. Thank you for checking in on me. How was your 4th?

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      2. Ok you are so freaking inspiring. I have been good this week but also going through some growth with a certain situation. I am fighting hard to push through so im a little tired. It’s almost 4 in the morning where I am and this night finds me sleepless. Then I read your words and your gratitude with your life and it fills me with the strength I need to get through another moment- another day. You are making waves in my soul Ease. Thank you!

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      3. Very busy and into a busy week but it was good! I am choosing to move forward today again (smiles to you for this) and focus on those happy moments and the people I am sharing them with. Btw just got through reading your latest posts and im pumped up! ☺️

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      4. I am happy that you are happy. WE must focus on ourselves because we are responsible for our own happiness. Keep moving forward my friend. You keep me pumped up too. I am happy that we are friends. 🙂

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  5. Oh my sweet SisterHeart! You are so worthy of being Loved. Never forget that you are a wonderful part of this world. Without you, nothing would be the same here. You have touched lives and souls and left your mark on the world.

    I love you. Thank you so much for naming me here, Brave beautiful Warrior!!!!

    I’m proud to be here with you. ♡

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  6. Some might see a land ruined by the violent effect of our Earth’s constant surface activity. Others see a breathtaking mountain. I’m happy to see that you are moving yourself to a new perspective, and are starting to see more of yourself than you have allowed yourself to see. I wish you all the time you can get, to enjoy getting to know the rest of yourself more – it’s a powerful and rewarding journey 🙂

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  7. I see that white tee with all the stains and think, wow, what a fantastic day she’s had so far. Everyone deserves love, to be loved, for themselves. The haters don’t love anyone, not even themselves. I have to remember this or I fall into hating myself, wanting to end my worthless life. I deserve love and passion as you do, thank you for the reminder sweetheart.

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    1. Oh!! Dave you are so welcome. You are not worthless, you are a treasure and absolutely worthy of love! Thank you so much for encouraging me and sharing with me. I really love what you said about looking at the tee shot and thinking “what a fantastic day she’s had” that’s awesome! Just like you barclaydave :))

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    1. Yes that is so true. I wonder what kind of person I would be if I hadn’t been through such a trying journey. Really hard experiences but very beautiful discoveries too. All my love to you ❤️❤️

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  8. I LOVE this. Thank you, in the emotional state mind has been in lately, I’ve fallen into wondering about my imperfections… and whether I’m too difficult. Reading your post was inspirational !

    On a side note, I couldn’t figure out why your posts were no longer showing up in my feed… somehow I wasn’t following you anymore, but it wasn’t intentional. :/ You are the second person in the last two weeks… I don’t if it’s WordPress or my mobile app but regardless I need to be more mindful of the people I follow. I am terribly sorry my friend…

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    1. Yay! I am so happy my post inspired you- that means the world to me. And don’t even worry about the following thing- my app is always doing weird stuff- I will “like” posts and then it never shows up that I liked them-urrrg!! You are so lovely no worries ever 😘❤️❤️❤️

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  9. Oh my…are we on the same journey? It seems so! I cannot believe this! Where have I been? I love this so much! Mostly I’m embracing my more feminine side. I work in a male dominated industry and I’ve noticed that I toughened up in so many way that I forgot that I am a woman and also it’s okay to be me. How silly that I even thought to wear someone else’s views of me? So dumb! I’m speaking of myself only of course! I’m so happy I came by to read. I think I’ll just camp out here till my next deadline! 😀 This is wonderful! ❤

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    1. I just stopped and read the name of your blog Souldier Girl. I totally get that! This reminds me of a song. Gentle Soldier of my Soul! I’ve created a lot of art from this song! Don’t we so want that gentle solider of our souls? ❤ I sense such a sweetness of spirit here! I love your background BTW of your blog! I'm a graphic designer/illustrator/editor so I am having a field day on your blog! Wow you are talented! Wow!

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      1. I will have to you tube that song. Yes we do- gentle yet tough :)) gosh you are honoring so much- im reading your comments and my heart is happy and excited! Im like “wow she thinks I’m talented- eeek! Yay” you are so sweet! Thank you so much for visiting me and feeling the good spirit I hope to resonate. I am really happy you are here and look forward to more connections with you 💖💖

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    2. You are so awesome! Yes exactly- I did the same thing for years (and years) wearing and being someone else’s version of me. Yes I am on this journey with you- embracing the beautiful and rare creatures that we are! Michelle Marie- a gorgeous light with a color unlike any other. Shine baby shine! :))

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