Spirit story message: In the darkness
I’m thrilled to share one of my latest podcast episodes, where I connected with Miss Roberta from Louisiana with a story that will touch your heart. During our call, we delve into the world of a woman who finds solace in the quiet darkness of her home, staring at her computer screen alone, in the company of her new friend, a newly rescued kitten, and the calming rhythm of the nearby beach. Despite her autism and movement disorder, she’s a beacon of strength, navigating challenges with grace and determination. Here are some key takeaways from our conversation:
1. The Power of Connection
Despite her preference for solitude, Miss Roberta’s story underscores the importance of human connection for our highest well-being. Her ex-father-in-law’s spirit, whose ashes she keeps, expressed concern about her loneliness, reminding us all that we’re never truly alone.
2. The Healing Power of Pets
Miss Roberta’s recently rescued kitten is more than just a pet; it’s a companion that brings comfort and joy, even if it occasionally gets in her way. Her new friend has brought her unconditional love when she has lost hope for connecting to the outside world and losing bonds with human relationships.
3. The Strength in Vulnerability
Miss Roberta’s candidness about her struggles with online abuse while trying to help others with autism is a stark reminder of the courage it takes to be vulnerable and the importance of standing up against negativity. Despite what others say or do, she can find the inner courage to help her kindred spirits, whether online or in person in time.
4. The Importance of Self-Care
Despite rarely leaving her home, Miss Roberta makes it a point to walk 10,000 steps near the beach, showing us that self-care can be as simple as a walk by the sea. The value of loving ourselves is underestimated in our society and often disguised as a selfish pursuit. However, it is essential to our well-being to thrive in life.
I encourage you to tune in and listen to Miss Roberta’s spirit story on the Radio Medium Podcast In the Darkness. It’s a testament to the human spirit’s resilience and a reminder that we can find connection and purpose even in solitude.