Today I want to introduce you to the UnburdenYourSoul Project that my dear friend Annette is working on right now. In life, situations happen to us ALL the time. I can see you nodding your head yes. Some are minor occurrences like forgetting an item in our shopping cart and noticing it when we unload our bags into the car. Pausing to look up at He who sees all. Other happenings can stay with us for a week, like the argument you had with your favorite person in the world over feeling unheard. On occasion though, we might experience a situation that stays with us for a lifetime. It might mold us and cause us to react to later events without us even being aware of it. The situation might burrow itself deep into the darkest corners of our soul forever changing who we are AND who we will become. The UnburdenYourSoul Project is my friend’s effort to take you down the liberating path that she is now on. Well, I’ll let Annette fill you in. Read on to read Annette’s message on her UnBurdenYourSoul Project.
Hello dear readers!
Is there a secret locked in a little box in your heart or soul that begs to be released?
What if you could give a voice to that burden in your heart or soul?
What if by letting it come alive and giving it a voice, it was released? What if you were set free?
I, too, have been there.
That secret was making me ill, killing me one day at a time. I opened that box and let that story out and found redemption in the telling and a clearing to let life in again, to feel again, to have peace. So can you!
I invite you to share verbally or in writing your deepest secret, something you may never have shared with another human being. Perhaps you never shared due to shame, overwhelming sadness, or fear. My promise to you is to offer a space to “hear” it with mercy, compassion, kindness and love as well as a generosity for the emotion trapped within.
I will be creating an anonymous collection of the narratives to honor, respect and share these expressions of our humanity.
Everyone gets heard.
My desire for you is peace, a connection to your humanness and others, as well as freedom on the other side of your participation. I envision the love, compassion and acceptance, offered on behalf of the readers as they receive your courageous words and are in turn inspired to share their truths.
I have also started a Facebook community to support this project. As I complete the Curriculum for Living with Landmark, I invite you to participate in this project in any way you would like. Share my UnburdenYourSoul Facebook page, offer to contribute a story, support the process and cheerlead all those who will share (anonymously, of course). I am requesting 100 people share something that weighs on their heart or soul in a completely judgement free, compassionate environment.
Thank you for your participation.
If you would like to participate in the UnburdenYourSoul Project you may submit your story via the following channels:
Annette V. Shoop
To join the Facebook UnburdenYourSoul Community click here.
So far Annette has collected 20 stories to add to the UnburdenYourSoul Collection. I encourage anyone who might need to get something off their chest to get in contact with her. Set yourself free!