Healing as Becoming…

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are. Rachel Naomi Remen

Meditation: Adolescence is a beautiful and difficult time in life. The beauty is that the growing teens can try out all kinds of things. The difficulty is that there is so much to try. “What do I like?” “What is me and what is not me?” “Who am I?” And that can change also from week to week. This process is exciting and confusing to the teens and their parents alike. However, it is a beautiful process. And if we adults don’t limit thinking about “becoming self” to those earlier years, it is important to know that we can and need to still ask these questions at any age and at any stage in our life: “What fits me still?” “Have I outgrown this role?” “Do I need to try something new?” “Who am I now, now that I am turning 30. 50. 60 or 80?  Finding out who we are created and meant to be is an exciting and sometimes confusing journey. But as we allow to let go of those things that are no longer life-giving, we will become who we truly are and who we are meant to be.

Prayer: Gracious God, You always invite us to make changes, even when we turn 80. You want us to become more and more congruent and true to who we are. You allow us to shed old expectations and old beliefs if they no longer fit. In Your presence we can discover new things about ourselves at any age. We are excited, a little scared and utterly confused at times. But thank You for healing. Thank You for allowing us over and over again to grow into who we are and who we are meant to be in You. Amen

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14