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The full post was….

“I have thoughts of killing myself. What can I do to stop these thoughts? I feel like I don’t belong here. Please help.”

My first reply was to send love, Love, LOVE. But something nagged at me. Didn’t feel complete.
The truth is I’ve never felt that way. The other truth is, it took some time to get in touch with my own darkest hour.
In the messiness of life, I’ve heard it said “You haven’t lived until you’ve had your darkest hour.” (Is that because making it through is incredibly empowering?)
I was finally able to say what really counts: I’m with you. Reach out. I’m with you.  Being the sacred witness for someone in pain. To simply BE with another who’s in pain. Without words or trying to fix it. Avoiding the belittlement of “well at least” … And just SERVE as their sacred witness is powerful. You become the lighthouse of life. That there is life beyond the storm. Letting them work through it — it’s powerful.
In between, my own process came up. It’s below. Feel free to bookmark it and share. It might be someone’s golden ticket when life gets tough. 
Dorothy’s Golden Gratitude Healing process. 
  • This may sound silly, but it works! Get out a piece of paper & a pen and start writing all the things you’re grateful for.
  • For paper you can write on
  • A pen or pencil to write with. Heck, a Crayon!
  • The ability to write — and thank whoever taught you
  • The ability to READ! (Thank this person too)
  • The ability to Ask for what you need
  • Food you’ve eaten
  • The breath you’re breathing in right now, and the next one to come
  • Your sip – or glug! – of Water
  • For your troubles –YES! Troubles are the font of creation and newness!! Say THANK You and Write them down.

… keep writing, and thanking and keep writing and thanking and keep writing and thanking More and keep writing and thanking MORE and writing and thanking until you feelAnd after a while you’re emotions will shift. You may starting crying tears of gratitude or joy or whatever!

You may cry a long time — that’s OK! When you finish, WRITE about whatever it is — there’s GOLD in these tears!!

You may start laughing — at whatever — that’s OK too! When you finish, WRITE about whatever it is — there’s GOLD in these chuckles & guffaws!!

At some point you’ll feel tuckered out, WORN out, Exhausted. Fall asleep and lift up your thanks for a Place to sleep and for sleep itself. Cleansing and rejuvenating.

When you wake up, express Gratitude for Sleep and for Waking! Write your gratitude for waking!! Write, write, WRITE your whatever comes up and say THANK YOU.

Pain masks a problem. On the other side of that problem is your Golden Solution.
ASK: What gift might be on the other side of this pain?
ASK: What wisdom does that divine spark within you have for you in this moment?
ASK: What other wisdom does your divine spark have for you..?!


Leading others can be tough. Leading your own life can too. Know someone who needs help? Forward this on. Or click to contact Dorothy today, for a complimentary starter call. Grab the first spot that works for you.

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