There is a particular verse, performed by Sinead O\’Connor…

“Thank you for loving me,
Thank you for seeing me,
Thank you for hurting me,
Thank you for tearing me apart.”

While it\’s possible to interpret this lyric as an ode to abuse, you\’d miss the deepest meaning if you headed off in that direction. Instead, let\’s look at what it means to be loved. Truly loved. It doesn\’t mean dancing in the daisies without a care in the world. And it doesn\’t mean hiding behind a mask for fear that who you are isn\’t truly loveable.

It does mean that when love comes calling and crashes into your illusions or your dedication to old, outdated beliefs . . . then . . . you can feel hurt. Deeply, deeply hurt.

You can feel torn apart. Torn apart from even knowing who you are. But when you know your Soul is in charge, you feel grateful. Grateful beyond imagining.

Because your Soul is always driving you toward the truth of who you are . . . who you are at the deepest levels of your being . . . And your Soul is always grateful when you leave false fluff and old barnacles behind . . . Exposing more of who you really are. More and more of who you really, REALLY are.

And while this treasured experience happens most often in committed romantic relationships, it can also happen in your career, with friends . . . anywhere that someone cares enough to tell you the truth . . . anytime you\’re challenged to come out of hiding in order to live a more fabulous life.

So, any time you\’re challenged by the pain of giving up old ideas of yourself, and maybe no longer sure which way to go in your life . . . Trust your Soul to lead you forward . . .

That\’s a Wisdom you can rely on . . . rather than old encrusted ideas or trendy popular fads.

Why? Because your Soul will lead you home.


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