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The resilience of the human spirit

The resilience of the human spirit
August 25, 2023 Charli Wall
In Anxiety, Blog

In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy.

There’s a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. The prayers of those who grieve are considered especially strong, and it is proper to ask them for their help.

You might recall what it’s like to be with someone who has grieved deeply. The person has no layer of protection, nothing left to defend. The mystery is looking out through that person’s eyes. For the time being, he or she has accepted the reality of loss and has stopped clinging to the past or grasping at the future. In the groundless openness of sorrow, there is a wholeness of presence and a deep natural wisdom”. ~  Tara Brach


A couple of years ago I was very honored to have been asked to be interviewed by Danny Greene, a ‘medium’ colleague of mine on Facebook live.

Danny and I actually trained together in 2017/18 to be Clarity Life Coaches – the irony is though that we never met during the whole 10 months of our training, we randomly connected through a mutual coaching group the other week, and realised that we didn’t know the other one existed!

When we spoke about why we had never connected, we both admitted to being highly anxious back then and hiding behind the computer screen for most of the course and not engaging with the group – Danny had sadly lost his son, and I was in the aftermath of losing my father, selling everything and wandering aimlessly around without a real clue of my destination.

We were both in the depths of trauma.

We were both in the depths of grief.

There is no medicine for grief, and I guess we both felt isolated, but also acutely felt the need to ISOLATE.

The universe, however, has an extraordinary way of putting two people together if they are meant to be, so despite being on the same course and not knowing the other existed, ‘something‘ conspired to have us connect.

The end product of our connecting is this wonderful interview we did via Facebook Live, which you can watch on my YouTube channel 🙂

During this interview we discuss ->

  • How I became a mental health nurse following my brother’s death
  • The night of my brother and father’s fatal accident on 2nd July 1993
  • The impact of taking drugs on my life
  • How going through trauma doesn’t have to define your life
  • My insight into the anxiety I was creating in my own life, and how I now live with freedom from anxious thinking.
  • The coaching work that I do now
  • The resilience of the human spirit
  • How much hope there is for every single human being on the planet
  • How we as human beings truly work
  • Healing with Nature
  • You are always, and have always been, enough
  • The Deep Nature Rewilding Retreat I run yearly

Commonly we find resiliency through connection: to nature, to community, to inner strengths, to a sense of life bigger than the circumstances we see in front of us.

But what if we saw that at any given time we always have resiliency.. that we were built for it – that it is our default nature.

I am always so in awe of all the wonderful human beings I meet on my journey through life that show the absolute resilience of the human spirit – I am in awe at their resilience when faced with such extreme situations, situations that one has little or no occasion to develop adaptive mechanisms – and then I remember, that I too DID, in fact, deal with an extreme event, and that I too am ok, despite, or maybe because of what has happened to me.

If you feel you are struggling with anything right now, and feel as if you are in a dark place, please know that you only need a few photons of light to see a way forward.

There is always, always HOPE

And I am always here.

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