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    Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation
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This is our guest book. I say "ours" because it is yours too! We would all love to hear from you about you... where are you from... what inspires you? Leave little footprints of yourself behind so that others may learn of you!

 

This is my testimony for you, STEPH!!!

What a blessing to finally take the time to read your amazing testimony! I just took an amazing tour of this incredible, inspiring blog and Steph, I just want to say that you are going to help change so many people's lives with the inspiring things you have written! You have created a santuary for us to come and dwell and to read of your life confirming meditiations. You have so graciously shared your life story with us to strengthen us and guide us along our journey and to motivate us to seek the truth and reality of who we are and what God needs us to overcome so He can lead us to the life He meant for us to live!

Reading about your life experiences touched my heart and I have been strengthened by your personal story of the trials you faced and the blessing that helped to heal your pain and heartache and strengthened you as you began, through God's love, to find the beautiful peace you now have in your in life ! I know He has chosen you for something far more fabulous than you could ever imagine! You are His child and He is working in you already as you have committed yourself to serving others and helping those in need and they will find your blog and see the goodness of God through your words and your steady faith! Your strength and courage is a bright, shining testimony that speaks volumes of the love you have to give to others and to help all who need to find a better way...a new beginning...a new day!

This wonderful workshop could not have come at a better time in my life! I, too, have been at the end of my rope lately and reallize that the time has come to make the changes I need to make to restore myself nad become whole again! I know the desperation that you faced all to well but in some ways it is the deciding force that demands an answer in it's whirling frenzy of darkness... "sink or swim"...what is the choice...there is no longer any where else to turn..either sink or swim"!! I too answered with "I will swim'!!! And so as to begin that long road back before this all began but with new hope... I am determined to find the "real me" again! I want to see that person I once was but can no longer recognize when I look in the mirror! I have the desire now to build up my strength and courage to take this journey to restore myself BUT only if I take command over my will and stubbornly stay the course and do the work to destroy the bad habits that have eaten away at my joy and stolen the peace from my soul! I must choose to go forward and shake off the heavy chains I have worn for these past few years and rid myself of the doubts and negative attitudes that I HAVE allowed to dwell in my heart and mind! I can set myself free from the chains of depression, bad health, and heartache to go forth to refill those empty places with the purity of God's Grace and His will for my life!

Thank you so much Steph,for this powerful event we are sharing! It means the world to me to read how you survived your depression and the amazing courage you had as you fought to become a whole person again, for yourself and your children! Sometimes I feel so alone when the days are dark and here you have come forth with your words that shine brighter than the sun that say to me that ,I too, can survive...this too shall pass...listen...watch...God is near!

Bless you,
Kym Decker

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKym Decker

You have created a place for those of us who have and still have suffered from depression, major life disappointments and I am so thankful to you. Your story has moved me and I relate to a good part of it also..which in itself is an awakening to me ..no wonder we create art with all our feelings..it's a way to get it out...and you have a wonderful outlet here for people to come and understand and see that things can be better and maybe even alright . Thank you Steph for sending me the link that is helping change my life..
Carole Anne

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Anne

I'm enjoying this, so far! LOL Day 2 is here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/suruha/6881533755/in/photostream

This one is hard! The older I get, the more I don't welcome change.

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall

Hi, Stephanie, and Others,

I created an art journal page for Day 1. It's on Flickr. Feel free, please. I didn't know if you wanted us to share them on here, or where.
Here is that link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/suruha/6879442193/in/photostream
That felt good, Stephanie!
Thank you!

Su

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall

I absolutely love your latest creation. Definitely one of my favourites. I don't agree about the light though. I guess I'm more yin/yan I think most of us are struggling with the darkness that is in us all. Even my little aerogarden which I'm really excited about has 12 hours light and 12 hours darkness for optimum growth. Remove all the shadows from your picture and you will have a rather washed out looking image, lacking the depth that yours displays.
Here is my favourite poem of all time. I'd like to share it with you. No surprise that it is about darkness:-)

Lots of love xxxx
Heather


If I brought the beast in me before your eyes
And bid you touch the pulse beneath its skin
Would you feel the inkling dark surprise
Of bonding, smile the smile that welcomes kin?
Remember: Beast belongs in goodly company
Of archetype and daimon, shares the table
Equally with gods. Caliban is not to be
If predators are locked in stables.
Wholly human is half beast. In pain,
Beneath your edifice of highrise floors
Where paler angels chant correct refrains,
A black rhino batters the black diamond doors.
Those who cannot find the Beast and free
It, love not me; nor, my darling, all of thee.

February 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Stephanie,
What a beautiful website. I love all your art and stories that express your journey into this crazy chaos filled world.
I love being a part of digital whisper and you are a big part of that. I really appreciate your comments and the fun your art brings to my life. Thank YOU!!!!

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Fitzgibbon

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for making my day a little better with your inspiring thoughts. I enjoy receiving your updates.
God bless you,
MoMeMa
www.momemart.blogspot.com

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMoMeMa

Wow! I just found your web site. It is so BEAUTIFUL! It seems that we are both on similar paths. I loved reading your story! I can't wait to read more! I'll definitely be visiting as often as I can! Hugs & Blessings! Susan

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I found this website by mistake. I have heard it said "we recieve what we need, when we need it". Thank you for providing long in advance exactly what I need today.

Hilda

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHilda Cox

I found this website by mistake. I have heard it said "we recieve what we need, when we need it". Thank you for providing long in advance exctly what I need today.

Hilda

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHilda Cox

Hi Stephanie, I have just had a look at your blog gallery of all your creations, while also listening to your music. You have a very similar taste in music as well as your views and aspirations towards life, as I have. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening and perusing your blog, it is an inspiration, your photographs are captivating.

Take care, Keep smiling hugs Deb

May 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Kingston

i think your website may enlist the ideas and concerns that matter most to me . I want to get in spiritual shape.
my acronym for this S-H-A-P-E. THE S STANDS FOR SPIRITUAL GIFTS. THE H stands for HEART. The A stands for ABILITIES, The P stands for PERSONALITY(light) The E STANDS FOR EXPERIENCES.
A CALL TO GET IN SPIRITUAL SHAPE IS QUITE REWARDING.
THIS IS MY METHOD OR REGIMEN.

EACH DAY THANK GOD for your SPIRITUAL GIFTS(you have many)
LET YOUR HEART DIRECT YOU
USING YOUR ABILITIES, LET YOUR PERSONALITY"( "light") SHINE THROUGH.
USING ALL OF YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES TO ENCOURAGE AND EDIFY OTHERS SO THAT THEY MAY GET IN SHAPE JUST LIKE YOU.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO POST THIS SPIRITUAL REGIMEN.

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGANELLE DAVIS

Hi mom. I've checked your site. Now you can't say I never do. :]
I even read some of the posts. Quite a lot actually. (I definitely was not just on here to make sure you weren't posting pictures of me...)
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Anyway. Great place you got here. It's nice. Needs more video games. ;D

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

i love your minds eye... my heart feels yours and your spirit!! i am so glad to have you in my life!! and i miss you.

September 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

You have a very beautiful inspirational site! Keep up the good work Stef. I'm sure some days, these provide much needed comfort and encouragement for those down-hearted for the time-being, and pass on the inspiration to others.

Lovelots, Anna

June 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Isip

Hi Stephanie!


I just got a chance to really go and look at your site. I've not
had an oppty to read everything, but I like what you're doing.


When we give to others we are really filling our own cups.
When we listen to the pain of others, we hear our own pain.
When we give love, it automatically returns so effortlessly.
Healing goes out and returns to the source from which it was
sent and so this applies to giving, to love and all other Universal
energy.


Continue to be healed as you help others heal. Continue to grow
in love as you open to others in their process. You have learned the
secret. The best way to receive is to ......give!


Your Recently Newly Acquired friend...........Big Smile~~~~~~~~~~~


Pat R-P

May 1, 2008 | Registered Commenterjoyuslion

Stefanie... What a great site. It is very inspiring especially when you are like me and trying to figure it all out. You are doing what I want to thank you.

April 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Goodwin

Steph, Thank you for your time and passion to create a website that will encourage and uplift others. You are a bright shining light! Keep the fire burning! Take Care.

April 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

Congratulations! You have a beautiful website. Best wishes for much success.

March 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterS. Renee

WOW! What a beautiful site you've created, Stef! And you know I will get MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, wanted & needed inspiration out of this website on a daily basis. You have been the Angel sent to me, I just know it!! I miss you and I love you!

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Bendekovits

Beautiful site. I believe it will be a blessing to everyone who visits.

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

Hello from Galena, MD. Go gettem girl!

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Maloney

Great job! Keep up the good work!

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Sawyer

Welcome Joyuslion.. to the world of serving others. It is in giving that we are truly satisfied. It is in giving that we can truly experience joy! Prosper! And always have peace!
~me

March 10, 2008 | Registered Commenterjoyuslion

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