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Present Ownership

No matter what experiences have been encountered, especially the ones that seem to steal one’s sense of worth – take present ownership of your life. As often as such is permitted – accountability, perspective and order can take its rightful place.

Present ownership is spiritual and personal empowerment, it’s liberating. ~Storm

Stormie Steele/Present Ownership (c) 2016

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The Threshold of New…

If you’re blessed to cross the threshold of the new year, be mindful of what you carry with you. The past has passed, life is short. What ever needs forgiveness, release or healing – take care of it! Do the necessary work or risk being stuck!

Unhealthy practices continue as long as we allow it. Unresolved issues further discord, dis-ease and resentment. An inability to adhere, heeding the truths that we profess to have learned…is like a self-imposed prison. 

It’s clear, we can’t change the stories that have impacted us, we can change the impact of those stories over our thoughts, beliefs, words, behavior and our relationships. It is in Him we live move and have our being…

Live wise, live well and live whole. ~Stormie Steele

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3 Day Quote Challenge ~3 “The Quiet”

“The quiet” seems to be a place where activity is unwelcome. Quite the contrary, “the quiet” offers the activity of continuous transformation. This is especially true when “the quiet” is in union with “trust”.

“Trust in The Lord with all of your heart, and lean not to your own understanding.” ~Proverbs 3;5 (NIV)

“…in quietness and trust is your strength…” ~Isaiah 30:15b (NIV)

Through “the quiet”, the invisible becomes visible. ~Storm

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The quiet/copyright 2016


Rest is essential as we move through daily living. Rest is that portal that paves way for clarity.

Rest prepares us to hear – assisting in the emptying of debris and concerns that ignite stress.

Rest is the commanding of inner peace, perspective and order.

Rest allows us to heal…to re-access and often, re-prioritize our approach towards particulars.

Rest permits us to maintain (as best as possible) optimum health…mind, body, spirit.

Whether we choose prayer, meditation, a nature hike, or simply kick back on some relaxing music…rest is the tool that refuels momentum!

Are you resting?

Wishing you balance and wellbeing. Storm

Rest/copyright 2015

If It’s Not Useful…

It’s not useful, release it. If it serves no healthy purpose, let it go.

Flush it out, eliminate it.

Don’t allow it to linger…heal. If it’s not useful, why hold on to it?

Live wise and live well. ~Storm

~Journey of Forgiveness – printebook

~The Healing Journey – print ebook

if it’s not useful/copyright 2015


I thank God that we’re not bound to live by our experiences alone. Our experiences assist us in learning more about ourselves, and the world around us. Furthermore – our experiences & daily encounters shed light on the beliefs & thoughts that we’ve collected, inherited, chosen to practice – or, the ones that hold us captive…healthy or unhealthy.

We’re each left with the responsibility of searching deep within ourselves – courageously facing & clearing the impact (debris) from experiences that leave us with a poor/false self-image, or – with any feelings of being unloved. In other words – overcoming the harsh impact of experiences that misinterpret our worth is in our charge. This is especially true for those who have survived any form of abuse.

Storm's Photo Gallery 092I am a firm believer in “writing it out…as I believe writing/journaling assists us in getting to the core of what ails us most! Psychology Today featured an article on the connection between writing & healing: Overcoming Child Abuse ~Reflections on Recovery, by Catherine McCall. I’ve included a link for your {review}.

One of the most rewarding experiences of my life has been the delving into the lies – the impact of abuse – and finding my worth! This arduous move was an act of self-love, one that affirmed – I am not bound to live by my experiences alone.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~C.G. Jung

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~Oprah Winfrey

What are you learning through your experiences? Any harsh memories affecting your self-worth? Are you allowing yourself to heal?

Wishing you balance and well-being. ~Storm

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