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What Women Want - July 2018

04 Jul 2018

Another door will open

They say it’s always darkest just before the dawn. I imagine it’s always the coldest too.

And that time, the darkest coldest time, seems to have a disproportionately long hold before dawn does break - for her soft touch to reach through the barrier, for her warmth to reach cold spaces, for her light to reach dark places.

Sometimes, it seems that dawn is never coming to reassure us that daylight, will appear again after all.

But it does. Every time. Dawn appears again and the sun does rise and the day does take over. Often I find that things you are worried about in the lonely dark and cold times, lose their enormity in daylight – they become easier to put in place, hold at bay or problem solve.

Friends, family, community can appear more readily in the light, opportunity can knock and the path can unfold in the warmth of the day. Suddenly, you’re not alone, you are not lost and you know it’s going to be ok. The key is remembering when you’re in the darkest place, that dawn is coming.

I am feeling the touches of dawn, in fact I am actually feeling the sun come out. It’s been quite a few months of incredible stress and this has been a dark, cold and isolating feeling. But I think it’s starting to be over and, as they say, a new day is dawning.

I didn’t realise how much of a bad place I was in, how the stress was eating away at me, how the burden of responsibility was risking the balance in my life and consuming my every moment with fear, worry and a feeling of everything being out of control.

I had lost perspective, I had let my health suffer, I had isolated myself from friends and family and then BANG – everything came to a head and exploded.

The path I was following simply ended and I was left fighting this mess, trying to salvage what I could, trying to fight those whom I should never have bothered fighting …

But I got to the end and it was finished. And as the battle receded, and as the adrenalin eased, and as I had time to reflect, a glorious thing happened – the sun came out.

There is now a sense of freedom and enormous happiness. The stress has stopped, and I am seeing everything with renewed energy. It seems the world is full of possibilities again. And the funny thing is, I can’t imagine why I wanted to fight so hard to keep those stresses of the old path in my life before.

I’m just not really sure how I believed the old path would have taken me somewhere wonderful ….

What a woman wants is to remain undeterred on her path forward, but what a woman needs to realise is that sometimes when a path unexpectedly changes and a door slams shut – that another door will open onto a beautiful opportunity, the path that she was always meant to be on.

Please trust that the universe will provide you with your dawn and know that sometimes a cold and dark night is simply a gateway to a magical new day.

With much love

Abby Crawford

PS you can reach me at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). I love receiving your emails. x

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