Prayer For Healing

Svethania Novikova Art

Prayer For Healing
By: Linda A. Long

As I look
Into the future
I find it
Hard to see
A path forward
Everything changed
In my life
This week
Tension
Stress
Anxiety
Built up
My body broke down

How do I
Care for myself
And give myself
Time to
Grieve and mend
How do I
Give myself space
To find my
New life
Without being
Under pressure
How do I
Remove chronic stress
From my body
So I finally can heal
And transform
My life

I don’t know
Answers to the
Questions yet
I just know
That God
Is calling me
To reflect and change
God
Is calling me
To trust my
Intuition and let go
God
Is calling me
To trust him
God
Angel and Guides
I ask for
Your divine
Inspiration and guidance
As I stand
At the fork
In the road
In my life
I ask for
Your love
And blessings
So that I
May heal
Body, mind and spirit
And transform
Into the
Highest reflection
Of your grace
And love
I am worthy
Of healing
Of Love
(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC

NOTE:

It’s all in a blur. My whole life is in a blur right now. I can’t see the future. I said these words to someone recently. He responded by saying, “Even in a snow storm, you have to be able to see. Try to see a path forward; try to put it into words. Write it out!” This is me writing it out. I am posting it on my blog to hold myself accountable more or less. And also to show others, everyone hurts… everyone struggles. I freely admit… I have no answers at this time of my life. I have no answers. But I do know God is calling me to reflect a bit before moving forward.

High levels of stress, anxiety and tension have been a part of my life for a while now. My best friend had Cancer for five years and died April 19th. I had tension in relationships. I was in school full time while working full time and I switched jobs three months ago.

I guess I didn’t realize that my body was having a physical response to the chronic stress I’ve been under every day for the last couple of years. Being strong, soldiering on took a toll on me and my body. I see now I held a lot of tension in my body. I held a lot of anxiety in my soul. Now, right now I have a foot injury which lead to back problem which is taking a long time to heal, I believe because of stress and muscle tension. I started physical therapy for it yesterday. I have a flare up of tendinitis in my left elbow. I’ve had migraines and digestive issues. Meanwhile, my blood work looks beautiful; it’s the best it’s been in years. Thank God! This tells me that stress, anxiety and tension as well as Menopause are taking a physical toll on my body.

I finished my school work today. As of today, I’m officially done my Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Training. I graduate on May 15th! I will take the Certified Holsitic Health Coach test later in summer. As stressful as school has been, it’s also been good for me. But I am glad I am done. As far as building a coaching business goes, it’s officially on hold indefinitely. I can’t even think about that right now.

After five years of watching and supporting my best friend battle Cancer, I am now left with grief. This summer I need to leave some space for grief as well as take time to figure out what life looks like without her. My body is breaking down from stress and I feel like like I need to slow down for self care and slow down for my body to heal.

This brings me to my new job…let me take a big sigh of right here…I proved to myself I can do the job. I proved to them I can do the job. But, the whole future of the Program rides on my back. It rides on my action. It rides on me. I have to drive it. The next few months will require me to travel, build and drive the program. It will be pressure. Pressure that I am just not sure I up to right now.

I keep hearing in my head, “just because you are capable, doesn’t mean you should be doing it right now!” I keep feeling like I need to pull back to heal. I feel like I have been pushing too hard for too long and trying to do too much for too long. It caught up to me… I guess what I am saying is… I am not sure I am physically up to this job given how my life changed and how my body is reacting to the stress.

The way I see it is, I have a decision to make. I have to decide I want to go in and talk to my new boss and explain all of this or if it would be best for me to go back to my home organization. I know my old group is struggling and could use my help. I would be completely honest with my old boss because of our history. It may be easier to manage this emotional time of healing while working in my old organization instead of being under the stress of trying to lead a new high profile Program. I need to reflect on this the new week or so…

I haven’t been able to get “Sound Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel out of my head.

Art Credit: Svethania Novikova – www.fineartamerica.com

My Reason – In honor of a friend

Visible Darkness Pat Erickson

My Reason – In honor of a Friend
By: Linda A. Long

Your death
Will not be
My excuse
It will not be
The chip
On my shoulder
The reason
I take a drug
To escape
Or have a
Drink to
Feel numb

Your death
Will not be
A reason
I feel sorry
For myself
Under perform
Stay in bed
Give up
And
Lose hope

While your death
Broke me
It will not
Destroy me

Your death
Will be
The reason
I rise
The reason
I reach higher
Dream bigger
Try harder

Your death
Will be
My life force
My motivation
My inspiration
My Power

Your death
Will be
My reason
To live

Your life
Will be in
My memory
And move
On with me
Throughout
My lifetime
Your life
Will be my
Reason
To believe
Your life
Will be
My reason
To rise

Your death
Will not
Be my excuse
To fail
But my motivation
To succeed
Your life
And memory
Will remind
Me to rise
Rise
As a
Warrior
I will rise
In your memory
I will rise

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Visible Darkness by Pat Erickson – Fine Art America

NOTE In Loving Memory of Karen Grant – My Reason.
This photo was taken at the Kenny Chesney Concert in June 2011 two years before Karen was diagnosed with Peritoneal Cancer and one year before I had to stop drinking alcohol due to Chronic Gastritis and autoimmune issues. It was a fun day. I was also 40 pounds heavier in this photo than I am now. The most important thing about this photo is it was taken when Karen was healthy. This is how I will remember her beautiful face.

Letting It Go – Poetry

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A poem about struggling with depression. It’s been a while since I smiled, laughed and felt light. I am writing my way out of the darkness into light.
Letting It Go – Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Where are you
Where is the
Bright light
That used to
Bounce off
Your cheekbones
To light
The sky
With love
Where has
The flame gone
That used to turn
Your lips
Upward as a cup
Ready to
Overflow with
God’s goodness
Has sadness
Stolen
Your joy
Is heartache
Holding your smile

What would
Happened if
You let go
What if
I told you
It was safe
For you to cry
And let your tears
Purge the darkness
From your heart
What if
I hold you
As you
Fall into the
Depth of pain
And told you
It’s gonna be ok
What if
You slowed down
Long enough
To be weak
What if
I told you
Transformation lies
In surrender

Would you
Let go
Would you
Feel the pain
Would you let it
Transform
Your darkness
Into Light
Would you
Surrender
Would you
Let the pain go

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Hester Van Doornum

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Lusty Corner Of My Mind – Blue Love Poetry

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Lusty Corner Of My Mind – Love, Sex & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

I’ll admit it
No reason to lie
Or pretend
It’s true
My thoughts
Have been filled
With erotic kisses
From you
If I close my eyes
I can almost
Feel the sensation
Of your lips
Moist against
My skin
My imagination
Is vivid with
Sultry fantasies
Of your body
Pressing tight
Against mine
As if squeezing
The sex out of me
And taking it
As your own
Deep in the
Lusty corners
Of my mind
Is the place
Where you
Are lying
Beneath me
Enjoying the rhythmic ride
Of my passion for you
That is ready to burst
Out of me
Onto your hips
Pinned to the ground
Beneath me
You give me control
I have you
As you lay
Submissively
I slide my hips
And take command of
Your body
For a moment
In time
In my mind
You are mine
In the seductive
Movements of my thoughts
Our bodies
Are pulled together
Like magnets
Drawing close enough
To smell
Each other’s breathe
And feel the warmth
Of the sexual energy
Pulsating between us
One day
You will touch
My body
One day
I will feel
You inside of me
One day
Our passion will
Break free
From our minds
In a moment
Of complete surrender
Until that day
I will enjoy
The sweet feeling
Of arousal
From the Fantasies
In the lusty corners
Of my mind
Won’t you please
Dive into the
Deep waters
Of my erotic fantasies
With me
And touch me
With the power
Of your mind
Co-create
An erotic encounter
To be savored in the mind’s eye
Manifest sex with me
Through the distance
Use your thoughts
To connect with me
In the erotic playground
I am waiting for you
In the lusty corner
Of your mind
© 2013 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved

I believe when two people have a connection they are capable of transcending space and time and can communicate with each other through the power of their minds & their thoughts. This poem is born out of that belief.

To read more poems from my Blue Love Collection, please visit my Poetry Page:

Writingholistically.com/poetry

Photo Credit:
Jack Vettriano – 1951

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Eye Of The Soul – Poetry

Eye Of The Soul Watercolor by Linda Long

Eye Of The Soul – Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Looking within
My soul
I found you
Standing there
As if you were
Waiting for me
Waiting for me
To see you
I wandered away
From you
I was complacent
And eventually
Lost touch
With the fabric
Of my own soul
I heard the whispers
From inside
I just wasn’t ready
To listen
I saw
The truth
Behind the lie
I was living
Every day
I knew
I sold my soul
For a paycheck
And security
I walked around
For while
In complete
Brutal consciousness
Of what I lost
And what
I was becoming
But I was afraid
Afraid to let go
The grass
Isn’t always greener
I made
One excuse
After another
Until my body
Broken down
As if throwing
The gauntlet down
In front of my soul
Forcing me
To rise over the fear
Making me see
My body wasn’t
Breaking down
Out disease or illness
It was breaking
Down
Because my mind
Body and spirit
Were no longer
In harmony
The negative chaotic
Energy that surrounded
Me daily
Caused me constant
Agitation
The overwhelming
Negative chaotic
Energy in my work
Environment was
Holistically unhealthy
For me
But I was still
Still unsure
Of my next steps
And then
One day
It was clear
I gathered my courage
From my blue eyed
Inspiration
I took a deep breath
And
Jumped into
The eye of my soul
I started to see
Things clearly
I started to understand
That this
Opportunity was special
Created just for me
And if I wasn’t open
To receiving it
I may never
Get another one
And over time
Every obstacle
Was eliminated
And I flowed
Effortlessly
Towards my soul’s
Calling
Unsure where
This will take me
I surrender to the
Creation process
And live
Live my life
From the
Eye of my soul
Seeing life
Living life
As my soul
Directs me
I am finally free
I am free
I live my life
Through the
Eye of my soul
I am finally free

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ART “Eye Of The Soul” is my own original watercolor

NOTE After my first week in my new job, I can say for sure my new work environment will be holsitically healthier for me than the one I left. I am highly motivated to make my Program a success so I can stay with this new group 🙂

I am sensitive. I’ve always been sensitive to noise, people’s emotions and especially energy. Lately, especially the last year, my sensitives have grown with my intuition. Honestly, The collective energy of the group/work environment I left shifted and it is NOT balanced or stable. It feels too chaotic. It’s in constant motion and that is not healthy for an organziation. My new work environment is calmer, healthier and quite honestly people do not have as much access to me in this new role. Also, I am vision setter in this new role. I have an opportunity to really do something amazing in the “company”.

As I reflect on how I got here, I am grateful for inspiration and courage I got from Bluelove to step out of the comfort zone and pursue this opportunity. I feel like I am finally working in alignment with my soul💙🦋 I am finally seeing life through the eye of my soul. For me, it was learning about Integrative Nutrition Primary Foods that helped me make the connection.

I took my third test at IIN today and passed. We are moving into our last Quarter in school. Most of the nutritional education is over and we are now focusing on Primary Food, coaching skills and business development. Since I do already have a full time job, I plan to only do coaching as my part time job. I also decided to focus my coaching on Primary Foods, Life Coaching and Holistic Wellness instead of nutrition(diet) health counseling. The coaching skills I am learning are actually going to help me at my full time job too 🙂 I am looking forward to graduation in May. It will be nice to be done school and get that off my plate.

If you would like to learn more about Primary Foods or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

Please visit my Coaching Services Page:

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For more information about IIN’s Primary Foods:
https://www.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2016/08/why-primary-food-is-integrative-nutrition-s-key-to-health-and-happiness

The Light ~ Love, Sex And Poetry

The Light ~ Love, Sex And Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

I shine
This light
From my heart
Into your eyes
Bright enough
To light
Your sky
And set
Your heart aglow
With hope
For our future
I shine
This light
To illuminate
Your path
Lined
With hugs
Layered with kisses
Glowing with
Erotic desire
Ablaze
It glows
In the brilliance
Of your
Beautiful blue eyes
I shine
For you
Follow
My light
It glows my hips
With love
Shimmering
With sexual desire
Come
Just
A few steps
Further
Just
Enough
To see
The top
Of my bosom
Flickering
In the warm
Light of love
I am
Lighting your way
To love
With my words
That
I lay
As a path
Of suurender
And affection
At your feet
Leading you
Down into
The depths
Of my soul
Up to the
Peak of my nipples
My light shines
For you
Follow
The light
Walk
With faith
The path
I shine for you
Is the love
In my heart
For you
Glowing
In the night
Walk
With confidence
Towards
The source
Of light
Until you
Stand in front
Of me
Eye to eye
Until you see
The light love
In your life
Is me
I am
Your light of love
Follow
The light
To your love
I am
Your love
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A Prayer For The Suffering


A Prayer For The Suffering
By: Linda A. Long

Dear God
I pray today
For your support
Strengthen me
With your love
So that I may face
The hardships of life
With the grace
Of a woman
And not
The immaturity of a child
Steady me
With compassion
For those who
Speak falsely against me
Favor me with
Gratitude for
All that is still in my life
Instead of focusing on
Who and what I’ve lost
Dear God
I ask for courage
As I move through
The coming hard months
Courage to keep my eyes
Faced towards to sky
So that I see your face
In the stars
And feel
Your Son’s love
As it shines on my face
I am not asking
For you to spare
My suffering
I am asking for you
To sustain me
Fortify me
So that
My heart
While broken
With loss
Once again
Remains open
To love and light
Brush the tears away
From my eyes
So that I see goodness
And hope
Standing before me
Grace me
With peace and understanding
When someone does me wrong
Sustain me
With faith
So I keep your
Promise of hope
In my heart
With every tear
That runs down
My face
Open my mind
And eyes
To truth in my life
And bless me
With the courage
To accept my
Disappointments without bitterness
Above all
Allow me to
Open my heart
To those souls
Who genuinely
Care about me
And my well being
It is in your arms
My weakness
Will be made strong
I lay my
Heartaches at your feet
And ask your support
In the name
Of the Father
The Son
And the Holy Spirit
Amen

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For Sandy on her birthday, I am the woman I am today, because you loved me.
Thank you. Thank you.❤️🌹
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Warmth ~ Love, Sex And Poetry

Warmth ~ Love, Sex And Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

It’s really not
In any words
You say
To me
That I find
Reassurance
It’s in the
Warmth
That I feel
When your eyes
Connect with mine
It breaks open
My heart
Until
My very core
Sways in
Quiet arousal
To the force
Of your wind
The familiar
Light from
Your beautiful eyes
Returns into
My waiting heart
As I am humbled
To admit
The very thing
I avoided seeing
In myself
Yet now
Challenges me
To grow
It is in the
Affection of your eyes
I see my own heart’s
Darkness
Rising up
To be healed
And finally
Released
The warmth
Of your eyes
Slows my
Anxious heart down
Long enough
For you
To reassure me
You’re still mine
I acquiesced
To the temporary
Unknown state
Of our future
I gave in because
I couldn’t hold
On to it
To us
That tight anymore
I relented
Just long enough
To allow
Room for
The discomfort of loss
But today
Today
The warmth
From your eyes
To mine
Reassured me again
As you always do
That nothing
Has been
Lost between us
The light
Now in my heart
Is from your
Beautiful blue eyes
Your warm blue eyes
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NOTE: This started as a lusty sex poem in my head, I swear☺️ But something happened as I started to write out the words in my head. I think I had a small fear (that I lost MBE forever) tucked away in the back of my heart. It was released as I gratefully found reassurance today…

On another note, I had a moment of honesty with myself on a couple of fronts today. First, I truly want more of my MBE but our timing is temporarily off right now. I’ll need to be patient and hang in there and see where things take us. Second, I listened to one of our leaders in work give a warm passionate speech yesteday. I was almost jealous of her level of passion for her career. It made me want the same. While things could be changed to make my job more rewarding, I’m not sure I’ll ever have the passion she and others share for the work. My passion lies elsewhere. I am, however, exploring;looking for ways for it to be more challenging and rewarding for myself everyday. Third, I’ve become a great source of strength for my sister during a time of sustained crisis. I spent an hour talking to her on the phone while I walked four miles tonight. I am very grateful I am able to help her and give her strength. Last, I’ve found a deeper capacity to love in recent weeks. I’ve been broken open a bit through change. It’s really quite lovely.

I Know The Way Out

A guy falls in a hole one day and the walls are so steep he can’t get out. So he’s down there when a doctor walks by and the guy says “Hey Doc, I am down in this hole, can you help me out?”. So the doctor writes a prescription and throws it down the hole.

A little while later a priest walks by and the man shouts “Hey father, I’m stuck in this hole, can you help me out?”. The priest writes the man a prayer and throws it down the hole.

Then a friend walks by and the man goes “Hey buddy can you help me out”. The friend jumps down in the hole with the man and the guy goes “Hey what are you an idiot, now we are both stuck down here”. The friend says, “Yeah, but I have been down here before and I know the way out.

I read this little story the other day; I bookmarked it because it was so thought provoking for me. I was going to write commentary of my thoughts around this. However, I decided to let the story speak for itself. Take a few moments and reflect about it a bit. I hope it speaks to you as beautifully it spoke to me.

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Keeper Of Your Flame – Love, Sex And Poetry

Keeper Of Your Flame ~ Love, Sex And Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Let me
Set you
On fire
Let me
Light
The match
In your soul
Let me
Ignite
Your deepest
Passion
And spurn
Your unspoken
Desires into
Reality
Stand your
Spirit
On the tip
Of my nipple
I will
Raise you up
With the images
Of my mind
I will
Tell you
The story
Of our love
As you drift
Softly
Into sleep
I will
Tell you
The erotic story
Waiting
For you
It lives
In the lush
Wet center
Between
My legs
I touch it
Feel it
Rub it
Until it’s smooth
With love
And desire
For you
Waiting to
Drip into
Your mouth
And nourish you
With passion
Love
And desire
That you’ve
Never known
Before
Yes
Claim me
As the fire
Of your soul
Chose me
As the keeper
Of your flame
Let me
Set you
On fire
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