October is Emotional Wellness Month – an opportunity to clear your mind, recharge and focus on becoming your best self. Consider these words of St. Augustine: “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

Here is a Conversation with God that reminds us that when it feels like things are falling apart, it’s really a part of becoming the you God meant you to be – your best self.

Conversation With God

Me:      Hey God!

God:    Hello…

Me:      I’m falling apart.  Can you put me back together?

God:    I would rather not.

Me:      Why?

God:    Because you aren’t a puzzle.

Me:      What about all of the pieces of my life that are falling down onto the ground?

God:    Let them stay there for a while. They fell off for a reason. Take some time and decide if you need any of those pieces back.

Me:      You don’t understand! I’m breaking down.

God:    No – YOU don’t understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling is just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren’t falling apart. You are falling into place. Relax. Take some deep breaths and allow those things you don’t need any more to fall off of you. Quit holding onto the pieces that don’t fit you anymore. Let them fall off.  Let them go.

Me:      Once I start doing that, what will be left of me?

God:    Only the very best pieces of you.

Me:      I’m scared of changing.

God:    I keep telling you – YOU ARE NOT CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!!

Me:      Becoming who?

God:    Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love and charity and hope and courage and joy and mercy and grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with, that you cling to with such greed and fear. Let those things fall off of you. I love you!  Don’t change! Become!  Become! Become who I made you to be. I’m going to keep telling you this until you remember it.

Me:      There goes another piece.

God:    Yep. Let it be.

Me:      So…I’m not broken?

God:    Of course not! But you are breaking like the dawn. It’s a new day. Become!!!

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