One Day My Soul Just Opened Up

One day my soul just opened up
and things started happening
things I can’t quite explain
I mean
I cried and cried like never before
I cried tears of ten thousand mothers
I couldn’t even feel anything because
I cried ‘til I was numb.

One day my soul just opened up
I felt this overwhelming pride
what I was proud of only God knows!
Like the pride of a hundred thousand fathers
basking in the glory of their newborn sons
I was grinning from ear to ear!

One day my soul just opened up I started laughing
and I laughed for what seemed like forever
wasn’t nothing particularly funny going on but I laughed anyhow
I laughed the joy of a million children playing in the mud
I laughed until my sides ached
Oh God! It felt so good!

One day, my soul just opened up
There were revelations, annihilations, and resolutions
feelings of doubt and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness
memories of things I’d seen and done before
of places I’d been, although I didn’t know when
there were lives I’d lived
people I’d loved
battles I’d fought
victories I’d won
and wars I’d lost.

One day, my soul just opened up
and out poured all things
I’d been hiding
and denying
and living through
that had just happened moments before.

One day, my soul just opened up
and I decided
I was good and ready!
I was good and ready
to surrender my life to God.

So, with my soul wide open,
I sat down
wrote Her a note
and told her so.

Gemmia L. Vanzant in Iyanla Vanzant, ONE DAY MY SOUL JUST OPENED UP

And that is exactly what happened to me.  I purchased this book sometime around 1998, maybe 2000, not quite sure.  That’s because, when i picked up the book, that I found in storage, and began to read it as if it were my first time reading it, only to discover my failed attempt at the book’s purpose.  As I flipped through the pages, I was shocked to discover that almost 18 years later, the same push that led me to find the book, is the same need I had back then.  I was shocked to read my issues with my husband, the same that is taking me for a spin now.  The same trust issues I had then are the same ones I have now.  Absolutely nothing changed.  I struggled with trust issues then, I struggle now.  However, this time will be different.  This time I will follow through.  This time, 18 years later I am going to push through the broken pieces of my life, I am going to complete my 40 day journey to “Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth”.  Will you take this Journey with me?

Removing the Veil, Revealing my Strength

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