“There is a place for everyone in this world”.
These were the words of wisdom imparted to me by my wonderful Nana many years ago when I was in a very low place. I had an eating disorder and in denial. I was mentally and emotionally confused and felt helpless. I was 15 years of age when my Nana said these words to me sitting on a stone wall on a beach we frequented during the summer months however on this hot day I refused to take my big chunky jumper off. It was partly me having zero confidence in myself and massive self-disgust in my appearance. She sat gently with me and said out of the blue in no logical context; ‘There is a place for everyone in this world’. In that moment, which I can still feel, I knew something had changed, something had lifted. It was as if just knowing there was a place for me was all I needed to hear. I didn’t need to know where the place was or how to get there. Just knowing there was a place for me in this world jolted me back into the present and I began to nourish my body later that day.
As the story unfolds, my Nana died tragically when I was 22 years old, hit by a car. We had no warning, no time for goodbyes. However, I did feel a huge urge to call her on the phone the night before for chats which was very unusual and that was my goodbye. The guy who was involved in the accident took it very badly which is totally understandable and attempted to take his own life. He was also 22 years of age and even though I didn’t know him, I felt I had to reach out. I wrote him a letter (something we used to do in the olden days!). I passed these words to him that Nana would have wanted him to hear ‘There is a place for everyone in this world’. It hit a cord and his reply was beautiful. I was so grateful to have had these words to impart, to share, to help heal.
Some years later when I went through more mental and emotional turmoil. I went back to those words of wisdom and the love and warmth of intention behind them. I felt held by Nana’s spirit as I navigated another challenge however once again just knowing there was a place for me coupled with lots of self-healing energy tools and a presence of mindfulness saw me through.
I can say now that I am pretty close to knowing where that place is only because I have navigated through many storms to find it. My place is precious to me and for me only. It is my purpose, my peace and my Being. I am discovering it every day.
For now, please take these words and breathe in their warmth, their love and their comfort so that you just know you have a place. A very special place only for you.
I wish you peace, love and light.
Belinda Murphy, Wellness Consultant, 00353 87 9584430, email@example.com