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From Me to You

So, you’re ready to start healing! Yay! That is the most wonderful news! I bet you have a ton of questions like where to start? How long is it going to take? What is this journey all about?

Well let me tell you, this is your start. Being ready to move from where you are to where you are supposed to be is the first step. It’s scary and can be overwhelming. But don’t get discouraged. There are so many people on the beginning stages, just like you. They may be travelling at a different pace, but that’s ok. Each person takes their path to healing in different manners. While we all want the same outcome; to be happy, healthy, at peace, in control of our emotions, to make better life choices; we will all go about it in different ways.

There is no time as to when you are “healed”. It won’t be a magic number of days, weeks, months or even years. You see, we carry baggage from so many years that it will be impossible to let go of it all in a specified time period. Some will take a year to make a noticeable dent, others will take longer. On your journey you will find others that match you, that get you, that understand and have zero judgement regarding where you are. They will love you; they will feel you. Those people are your tribe. They will hold space and recommend different strategies for you to try along your way. As you grow, you will begin to understand that everything is connected, and you will start to recognize the “newbies” on the path and be able to impart your knowledge. You will also begin to see those that are not ready start. You will feel them and know that you will not be able to help them until they help themselves.

My journey started when I was trying to get a grasp on my health. Lost, alone, and not really sure where this was going to take me, I took a step. Just one. I liked where I was headed, so I took another, and another after that. Trust me, things that I thought I had worked through and let go came back up. For as soon as you scratch the surface you realize just how deep that wound goes. I may be someone who looks like I have healed everything, but I am still going deeper. Will it ever end? Hopefully, however I know that I need to have patience.

When you feel lost and alone, and it’s hard and you are ugly crying in your bedroom, know, believe, and trust that this is all working FOR you, not against you. Don’t give up. Have those moments and feel. It is the refusing to feel anything that has led you to this point in your life. If you want to feel love, happiness, peace, and healthy, you must embrace the bad emotions as well.

Your journey will be a roller-coaster, I know mine has. So put you seat belt on, and just enjoy the ride. Much love,

Ashley Provencher.


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