Bravery is not always easy.   I can tell you that I am not always brave.  Today I put it out there for you.  Over time I have learned that it is fear that often stops us from being brave.   To be brave is scary and overwhelming.   Your body makes you want to run and hide in a blanket fort.   Trust me, I know only too well.

There are times that one must be brave.   In those times it often isn’t huge decisions or actions but just having the simple resolve to be steadfast in your path and go forward.   No matter how much fear surrounds you.  One step at a time.

For those that are afraid let this be just a little bit of light and encouragement to go on.   Know that you are not alone that there are those around you that love and support you.   You may never know who you impact by your act of bravery.   Think about it — you inspire others by pushing through your own fear.   And yes, complete strangers too.

You are not alone.   Do you really think that you are?  If you are lucky, they are there cheering you on the sidelines, making each day a littler easier to be brave.  There are those out there that just put out positive energy to those that need it.  Are you struggling with finding support?   Then seek out support by all means.   There are countless support groups out there, so a little research.   Facebook groups is a useful source of finding support.  I can’t tell you how much help I got regarding BRCA2 and my personal journey through my surgeries.

Go ahead and reach out.   You will be glad you did!


Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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