Once Alone and Abandoned
Today I'm honored to have my friend Lance from Jungle of Life sharing some his thoughts on abandonment. Lance is a husband, father to 3, IT guy, and weekend athlete extraordinaire. I love his Blog, and especially the people I have met in the Jungle. His Sunday Thought For the Day posts aren't to be missed. Thanks Lance for your authenticity – you are much appreciated!
“I say my hell is the closet I'm stuck inside” ~ Dave Matthews Band
Alone. Nowhere to turn. Nowhere to go.
Have you ever felt this way? In this world we live in, surrounded by people and technology to keep us connected, multiple programs to bring us back into alignment with self – and still…abandoned. Empty.
Maybe that relates to a period where we’ve felt particularly alone – and that could be in many different forms. Emotional, Spiritual, physical. Abandonment can happen on one or more of these planes of our existence.
- Emotional: Disconnecting from where our emotions and mental capacities reside.
- Spiritual: Feeling abandoned by what we see as Source in our life.
- Physical: Feeling alone in the physical realm
Have you been there?
There is no perfect life.
A few years ago I abandoned myself. I was going through the motions, and living in a haze. Outwardly, everything appeared “right and good”. Inwardly I felt disconnected, lacking, and empty. It affected my relationship with family. Have you ever been there? Feeling disconnected from those around you? Feeling emptiness inside?
I was at a point where I didn’t care about disconnection or emptiness. I had abandoned myself emotionally and spiritually, and I didn’t need help from family, friends, or a Higher Power. And this feeling of abandonment – of really separating from my core – was pulling me down, even though I didn’t see it.
It wasn’t until I looked within, to see what my soul was saying, that I began to let go of the emptiness. I focused equally on all aspects of my being – physical, emotional, and spiritual – and began to remove the abandonment.
Emptiness transcended. Life was again abundant. The emptiness was transforming into fullness. A sense of lacking was replaced with one of gratitude. I no longer felt the pain of abandonment.
All aspects of my life were back and in alignment. I allowed people who were important to me, back into my emotional life. Physically I began to care more for my health. And spiritually, I let a Higher Source, who for me is God, re-enter my heart. No longer was there that feeling of having abandoned myself. Once again I felt whole, and full.
You’re Never Alone
God's saving presence is in the midst of hopelessness and despair. He is with us always. We are never alone. It doesn’t matter if we’re experiencing much goodness, or great emptiness – God is walking with us. We just have to extend our hand (and heart) and let God in.
There are people in this world who care and are here to listen. Do you need someone to talk with? Are you feeling emptiness in your life?
You are not abandoned. God loves you, and He will not leave you.
We are here to listen.
Lance can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audra can be reached at: Audrakrell@aol.com