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The Power to Heal

Support from loved ones is critical when one is working to recover from trauma, abuse, and mental or physical health problems. This is my dad, Bob Murphy. He and my mom, Marcia, did everything they could to help me during my times of need. My dad would even say to me, "If I could go through this for you so you wouldn't have to, I would." As much as I know he meant that, and as much as he did everything in his power to help me, there are certain things we have to do for ourselves. We have to show up for ourselves in order to heal.

This Sunday, May 23, I will be giving a talk titled "Seven Steps to Healing Trauma" for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead in Minnesota. These are the critical elements of healing that have to be worked out within ourselves if we truly want to live unencumbered by past wrongs or injuries. The good news is that we have the power to healwe are not dependent on others, nor do we remain helpless victims once we recognize this power and take the necessary steps to reclaim the joyful lives we were born to live!

Join me on Sunday (the service starts at 11 am Central time) if you'd like to hear more. You will also experience a beautiful musical expression of wholeness and forgiveness as Ejé Lynn-Jacobs and I collaborate to share a song I wrote on these themes. Visit https://www.fmuu.org for the zoom link.