“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to keep silence and a time to speak.”
One of the things I’ve shared in previous blogs is how I was finally able to let go and weep under a weeping willow tree while I was getting my picture taken. I also shared how I had a huge mourning period, grieving beside a gentle horse who was able to listen deeply and assist me by providing strength and a non-judgmental stance.
In Ecclesiastes in the bible it talks about there being a time to weep and a time to laugh. I need to remember when I am crying, that it’s not always going to be like this.
When I was mourning the day that the beautiful horse stood by me, after I had shed all of my tears for the moment, a new wave of love came through me lifting my mood. I realized within that moment that I had the opportunity to dance. It reminded me that I don’t need to stay stuck in my mourning or sadness. I know that its okay to take the time to let go and let it out and then it’s okay to take the time to laugh and dance.
One of the things I’ve been preparing for several months is a video to share a book I wrote called The Hope Factor. Part of that video has me crying in it and I didn’t want anyone to see it. I had to cry under a weeping willow and cry with a horse to find my strength to share what I am truly experiencing as I shed the burden of the past.
There’s a time to keep silent and a time to speak.
In my video I cry because I had to be silent about my past abuse for so many years. And there was a time to be silent but now its time to speak.
Speaking up about abuse is freedom. There’s a freedom in sharing the truth because the truth will set you free.
And during all of these times of weeping, laughing, mourning, dancing, staying silent and speaking, I am still A Treasure and A Pearl. And so are you, in all of the seasons of your life. You do have purpose.