You probably became a social worker because of something personal that happened in your life. I remember starting my social work education and meeting my fellow students. At the introduction, they told their stories about having a difficult childhood, having a disabled brother, parents with addiction and so on.
We dreamed of being a social worker to help others who are facing the same problems. We were super motivated, young and willing to change the world. But, then our teachers told us that we only can help heal others if we first heal ourselves. They invited us to tell our stories, to share our personal pain, and as we now know healing starts with sharing.
My own story is about a difficult relation with my parents as I was not the daughter they would like me to be. I was rebellious and my parents got desperate. At one point, my father told me he wished I had never been born. In that moment, there was only one way to survive which helped me to develop a very strong belief in myself. It felt as if I was on my own and I had to give myself a happy childhood. And I did!
Becoming a social worker was another step in my healing. I learned to receive friendship and love, and I learned how to be vulnerable while at the same time still feeling this strong belief in myself. I was able to feel a deep compassion and build strong relationships with my clients who trusted me. This made me not only a good and qualified social worker but also a spiritual social worker.
Now I’ve started a new episode in my spiritual journey. I’m connecting our Social Souls to build a strong community of social workers who really want to make change happen. In this community, we still share our stories and support each other on our journey. It’s a safe haven where you can work on your dreams feeling connected and supported.
This is my story, and I’m sure you have your own story. You are walking your own spiritual path, and it may sometimes feel hard to follow in order to hold on to your dreams. When things get difficult, you’ll feel your own pain again. That’s okay. It’s a part of your path. It reminds you of the place you came from. It makes you human and humble. But, also remember how this made you strong, but you must be sure to keep walking. May your spirits guide you ❤
If this speaks to you, you’re very welcome to join my our community.