26
Feb

Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 2 Revisited Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. Yesterday I created a video presentation of Part 1 of the article that I wrote and published on Second Chance to Live. Here is a link to part 1 of the video presentation Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 1 Revisited Video Presentation.

Here is a brief introduction of Part 2 of the article.

For many years I was encouraged to buy into a belief system that would not or could not consider the possibility that the injury to my brain contributed to the difficulties I encountered when interacting with some people and social situations. Consequently I was frequently criticized for my inability to “get along” with people without factoring in the damage to my brain.

The sad reality created by a lack of acceptance — concerning my invisible disability — resulted in my being blamed, shamed and in many instances made to be the scapegoat for matters that were out of my control.

Watch Part 2 of the presentation to discover what I learned through my process. Here is a link to Part 2 of the presentation  click on this link Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 2 Revisited Video Presentation

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29
Jun

Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 2 Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Thank you for making the decision to stop by to visit with me. In today’s article I am going to introduce Part 2 of the video presentation series, Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 2.

My encouragement would be that if you have not previously watched Part 1 of this video series that you do so at this time, before watching Part 2 of this video presentation. Here is a link to Part 1 of this video series, Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 1 Video Presentation

To watch Part 2 of this video presentation series, please click on the following link my friend, Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 2 Video Presentation

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As you watch the presentation and or read the article and questions come to mind, please do not hesitate to ask. All questions are good questions my friend. I look forward to hearing from you.

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27
Jun

Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 1 Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Several days ago I began writing an article series, Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 1.

I create video presentations to share my articles here on You Tube to empower individuals who learn better through watching and listening.

Today’s article is to introduce the 1st part of the article in the video presentation format. To watch Part 1 of the video presentation, please click on the following link. Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 1 Video Presentation

In the event that you would like to read the 1st part of this article, in addition to watching this video presentation, please click on the following link Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 1

As you watch, listen to or read this article and questions come to mind, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. I look forward to hearing from you my friend.

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26
Jun

Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 2

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I discovered that I no longer needed to judge my efforts and that I could pursue progress, not perfection. I discovered that I could stay off my back and that I could be gentle with myself.

I discovered that I could use my gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for me, for the people who want what I had to give. I discovered that I no longer needed to be invested in specific outcomes, but that I could find satisfaction by doing the footwork – planting seeds – while trusting a loving God with the outcomes. I discovered that I could let go of the big picture and trust the process. I discovered that I could trust a loving God to put the pieces of the puzzle together in the correct order and at the right time.

I discovered what I had thought was meant for my harm – in the disappointments, discouragement and despondency that I experienced through the struggles and seeming failures of my past – were in reality preparing my ability to pursue my bliss in the now. I discovered that my circumstances were meant to build me up and not to keep me down. I discovered that my circumstances, lessons, opportunities and experiences together point me in the direction of my destiny. In the process, I discovered practical hope.

“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present with every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you advance confidently in the direction of your destiny and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

“Through out life I encountered many experiences that seemed to be failures at the time. What time has taught me is that my “failures” were not set backs, but rather set ups. Set ups to prepare me to create a masterpiece. Setups to prepare me to succeed in life beyond my wildest dreams.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA

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24
Jun

Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 1

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Last evening I attended a meeting where the topic of spiritual awakenings was discussed. I would like to share some of the spiritual awakenings that I have experienced and gained through my journey and process. This list is not exhaustive by any means and I would be interested in hearing from you. Please share your spiritual awakenings with me. Thank you.

I have gained these spiritual awakenings through the grace of God and being rigorously honest with myself to the best of my ability. These awareness’s have not come over night by any means, but these spiritual awakenings have changed the way that I view and experience my life and relationships. One of these spiritual awakenings that changed my life was that I could admit my powerless over many things in my life. Another significant awakening was that although I was powerless, I am not helpless in life.

With my awareness — that I was powerless but not helpless – I found hope. I found hope because I began to realize that did not have to be alone. I did not have to be alone in my powerless, but I could ask for help from a power greater than myself. I could work in partnership with a power greater than myself by asking and inviting Him – a loving God – to be a part of my process. I could turn my will and my life over to His care and ask Him to guide and direct my steps and my process. In the process…

I found that I could be free from the limiting belief (s) that deluded me into believing that I had to depend on my own ability to figure out and manage what made me crazy. I found that I could ask for help, direction and guidance to identify and heal the limiting beliefs that deluded and made me crazy.   

Another spiritual awakening that I grew into was that I no longer needed to be perfect to be OK with myself or other people. I became aware that life was about learning and that I did not have to be driven by SHAME  — Should Have Already Mastered Everything. I discovered that I could pursue excellence and learn from my circumstances, experiences and opportunities at my own pace, with my own learning curve. I discovered that I could let go of my illusion of being able to control people, places and things. 

I discovered that I could trust the process, a loving God and my ability to learn from what occurred in my life. I discovered that I could enjoy the process, instead of looking at the process as a gauntlet to be coped with, endured and hopefully survived — as I sought to live my life.

Please read Part 2 of this series by clicking on the following link Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 2. Thank you.

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