Updated: May 27
Written by Melody Belliveau
The journey of life can be difficult to navigate through, and sometimes we find ourselves at the crossroads, unsure of which way to go. We question ourselves because the view looks like our lives are falling apart and we tend to see the struggles with a “mistakes I’ve made” perspective.
Simply surviving the struggles speaks of the strength for getting through some of what life
throws at us. It’s also where wounds are created, both in the body and soul. Survival is the
plateau, but staying there can keep you in the suffering. So how does one heal?
This can be a powerful time in our lives
Look around at the hands that are open to help (including the ones you are reading this from). One connection can change your life. If you can step forward with the courage to trust in vulnerability and compassion, they are offering you light. It can be a path of healing and purpose.
When we are there for each other, true connections are made and hope surfaces. Our souls
need connection to rise above the pain, and we create bonds that express camaraderie of the spirit. It’s a unity that empowers.
We need each other to walk together. We need community for strength, perseverance and
inspiration. When we help each other, with a true sense of camaraderie, the connections can run soul deep. In that, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Our struggles then become a way to see how we can help others. Then we step from darkness into being a light.
Nothing great is built by one
Whatever we create that has a great purpose is built through community and connections, each member adding to the purpose. The keys are value and respect for each other.
If you’re feeling alone, and the bricks on your shoulders feel too heavy to keep going, there are communities out there that are waiting to help carry your load. You don’t have to be alone. If each day feels like no more than treading water, let’s change that. It is in our unity that healing begins.
Life shouldn’t be simply a struggle. “...Ladies and Gentlemen, you’ve got to understand that the reason that you are existing in this world right now, is because you have things that must be done and only certain people are qualified to take it to the level that it needs to be taken to…” Coach Pain from Never Give Up.
Welcome to Angels14
If you’re reading this, the door is open and Angels14 wants to invite you in. They will meet you where you are on your journey of life and walk with you to show you that you matter for
If you can relate to this journey on reflection but have become a Beacon of Light in your healing, this is a heart-filled place for your fellowship. Having a community like this can fill you with a sense of gratitude where leaders are forged. “Every act of kindness creates a ripple effect with no logical end.” We are all in this together.
Angels14 is one of those communities filled with Veterans and Allies together whose common purpose is to help you feel your greatness. You matter, and if you are doubting that you do, they can help you not only feel it, but share it with others as well.
In it you will find branches of service - both service held and services waiting to help. We are all in this together, and together the world becomes a brighter place.