I was reading the Book of Genesis recently and I was amazed of God’s love for His creations. So often when I read this book, I was more conscious of the Fall of Man than anything. But this particular time, God showed me something beautiful—His love for His children.
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, immediately the consequences went into action. Yes, they had to leave the Garden of Eden, yes they surely had to die and yes they were set to suffer to survive. As harsh as this may sound, God knew what was best for them. He gave them covering for their bodies; drove them out of the Garden knowing if they ate of the Tree of Life they would suffer forever. He did not want that for them.
Even though they were disobedient, He still loved them. I never realized how much God lost in their disobedience. Their perfect relationship was gone. This was a painful time for God.
Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Even though Adam and Eve sinned causing us to be sinners, God had a plan to bring us back into His grace. He gave us Jesus. Since the beginning of time God loved us. We are so much like Adam and Eve. We cannot comprehend God’s love for us and we take chances disappointing Him knowing somewhere inside of us He loves us. He will not leave us behind.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I thank you Jesus for loving our Father enough to bring us back home. Thank you!
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued;
when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
by Brene Brown
If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem,
you’d be surprised by how well things can work out…
Complaining does not work as a strategy.
We all have finite time and energy.
Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals.
And it won’t make us happier.
by Randy Pausch
When we dislike someone, or feel threatened by someone, the natural tendency is to focus
on something we dislike about the person, something that irritates us.
Unfortunately, when we do this–instead of seeing the deeper beauty of the person and
giving them energy–we take energy away and actually do them harm.
All they know is that they suddenly feel less beautiful and less confident, and it is because we sapped their energy.
by James Redfield
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
by Nikola Tesla
Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos,
including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.
by Deepak Chopra
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Message from Linda D. Wattley: I just wanted to share with you a conversation I had with a woman last night who recently lost a family member (a soldier) that I knew.
The woman relayed that her nephew, whom the family believed had PTSD, was tragically taken from the world and the family is trying to come to terms with that disease, his loss, and how it affected him.
We talked for a good while and I brought up your book Soldier With A Backpack. I told her how PTSD affected you, your family, and those loved ones around you. We talked about how PTSD is a silent disease that is largely misunderstood. I then let her know about your book and how it helps those understand a lot of what the disease is and how it effects all; not just the one who may have experienced a tragic event.
She asked for info on the book and I gave it to her. She was very thankful that I took over an hour of my time to talk with her and not just brush her off.
Today, she called me and said they ordered your book and look forward to another conversation with me after they finish reading it.
Linda, your book has been a blessing to many and it still continues to reach many in their time of need. I can not thank you enough for writing the book about PTSD and helping a lot of people to understand more on this silent disease.
First of all I want to thank you for reading my letter. You do not know me and I don’t know you but I have felt your presence many times. Yesterday I started my day thanking God for waking me up and allowing me to have a job. There was a warm and grateful smile on my face as I greeted strangers I passed as I walked through the parking lot to enter the doors to my job. As I turned the corner to get on the elevator, I was greeted with a dark, cold and fearful unseen vibration that made me wonder if Satan himself had entered the building. I took a deep breath and proceeded to get on the elevator. With a smile on my face I pushed the button to the floor I was heading to. In the meantime there I was just you and me.
You stood there like you were made out of stone definitely was not giving up any eye contact. You just stood in the elevator as far from me as you could almost as if you were not breathing. Looking up with a smile, I silently thanked God I did not have to carry that spirit of racism in my soul. I was glad you kept your distance because shielding me from your cruel vibrations was already difficult.
I don’t understand how you choose to hate someone you know not anything about. Obviously, it is quite a chore to live with this conscious choice. But do you know what it is doing to you? There is no way hatred, anger; disgust, evil thoughts, and a need to attack and kill does not have a price. These vibrations harm and kill the body. Love cannot exist with these vibrations. You can’t turn it off and on to love and return to hate. It does not work like that.
How do I know how detrimental your state of existence is? Easy, look at yourself. Your consumption of hate is so great that you can’t keep it to yourself. You have to find some kind of way to release it. So powerfully overwhelming you have to release it on innocent people. It kills you so you kill people. It would take aliens from another world for you to realize there is only one race, the human race, a race God created.
I pray that you be set free from this demon of hate so you can live a healthier and warm life. Your life is valuable. My life is valuable. God made us to love. Just stop it, you don’t need it. There is so much more to feel and experience in this life.
I am from Akron, Ohio. Our local town newspaper is the Akron Beacon Journal. I am proud to say they accepted my book for review. What they shared about my book was shocking because no where was spirituality shared. This allowed the raw and real realities of my life to be shared. I appreciate the Akron Beacon journal for sharing what the world the truth about the ugliness of being victimized early in life. PTSD is a reality that does not have to be a life-sentence. I am a living witness, life can and will be grand when you understand your total being. Soldier With A Backpack Living And Dying Simultaneously is a tool to enlightenment when you are ready.
Soldier with a Backpack: Linda Diane Wattley didn’t see armed conflict when she served in the U.S. Army after graduating from South High School, but she had seen enough in her life before her enlistment to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. She tells her story in Soldier with a Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously.
Wattley recalls being about 4 years old the first time her father raped her. Her parents got into physical battles, and her father took up with a woman who also fought with him, once pouring boiling water on him. Wattley and her brothers were shoved back and forth between the two women; her mother had turned to drinking. There were two devastating deaths in a brief time.
Wattley turned to sex and marijuana while in the Army, which she called a “permanent party.” She was dating a man who she describes as controlling and aggressive; another man who had been friendly with her said “You know you don’t have to take that.” She took his counsel and left her boyfriend, later marrying the better man. They had a happy marriage and two sons, but the heartache was not over.
She began researching PTSD after her son’s return from two tours in Iraq. Despite her father’s actions, she says “our relationship was solid;” she shows forgiveness for other family members who have broken her trust and injured her.
Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously (After The Storm Publishing Presents) by Linda Diane Wattley
Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the hidden love killer, is instrumental in creating a world of alienation in the human experience.
Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously is written to form a silent unity of hope and understanding for individuals experiencing or knowing someone with PTSD and to reveal a needed truth about it.
Linda D. Wattley grew up with a tainted trust in adults, now that she has become one herself; Author Wattley began to learn why adults were so unhappy. She realized that stress and trauma had molded her into someone who felt unworthy of love, yet there was still something else willing her to life, telling her to share with the world that sufferers of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are more than words could ever describe.
Author Wattley shares the experienced impact stress and trauma has on the human soul and the price we pay ignoring this reality. It is with great urgency she intimately shares her plight in life with her readers. Being mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically raped as a child, she survived by learning to exist in an inner world of divine peace.
Something happened to that little girl; she didn’t die nor did she live, yet much was lost while much was gained.
Book Review: Author Linda Diane Wattley’s memoir ‘Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously’ is packed with nuggets of pure truth meant to expose the evil that was meant to destroy her, show God’s greatness and attest to her healing from PTSD. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put her story down. I especially love memoirs, because it takes a special kind of strength to write a memory and share raw emotion and experience with the world.
If you enjoy reading memoirs that are a journey from hell into healing with ordained, anointed prayer behind the words to encourage others along their journey, this book is a must read.
Linda says, “Out of trauma, much drama occurs. Trauma has so many levels of appearing in our lives from the war zones where our soldiers witness death and the survival of death, vehicular accidents, murders, catastrophic disasters, illnesses, rape, sudden deaths of our loved ones; the list is unending.”
“Cycles can be broken when light is shined on reality. This is my purpose to shine light on the personal aftermath of trauma. ‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ John 8:13.”
Follow Linda through her life, learn from her healing and willingness to share what most people would hide in the darkness. Enjoy the short, direct poems scattered throughout the book and learn how Linda activated the love of God in her life, so she can be a beacon of light (“messenger”) to those seeking healing form PTSD.
I (Theodocia McLean) endorses Soldier With A Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously (After The Storm Publishing Presents) by Linda Diane Wattley as her memoir from darkness into light. I purchased and reviewed this book from Kindle format. The review was completed on January 30, 2016.
Would you believe this was basic training? Here I am nineteen years old, a freshly graduated student from high school who chose to join the United States Army Corp. How do a young lady end up in the Army? I ended up there happily because it gave me hope for having control of my life.
I didn’t know at the time I had PTSD. I knew there was something going on with me because I just could not relate to the realities adults introduced me to. I never felt comfortable among my own people. Yet, when I joined the U.S. Army, I felt comfortable with my fellow comrades. I’ve often heard soldiers who have returned from war missed being there because there was something special there for them. Their comrades were their family. They were never alone. For sure you felt safe knowing someone had your back even though the enemy was near.
This is what is missing in America, we have no comradeship. We are at war with no uniforms. Soldiers returning home have difficulty healing from war because of the lack of love and care they experience when entering here. Here there is so much negativity and hopelessness. People killed and victimized on a daily basis. It is more dangerous here for soldiers than foreign countries because the enemies here are killing innocent people because of what is going on inside of them. You can’t get a grip on this reality because people are in denial of it. We are at war here in America because we have given our power away to external forces. our priorities are to get more and more stuff and prestige neglecting the heart and soul. As long as we choose this path, people will continue to die and innocent souls will continue to go to war. We have to get a grip on this insanity for our children’s sake. Who is dying more and more daily or endangered? CHILDREN! I know because it was once me. Go back to self—-save yourself from a loveless world go back in!
Pay attention to your daily thoughts.
Pay attention to what your thoughts are saying about you.
They can be downright mean and cruel.
You judge yourself and put yourself down.
You would never treat another person that way.
So why are you doing it to yourself?
You have chosen how you are feeling right now.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
by Louise L. Hay
When you start to believe it things will start happening.
When I knew I had a truth about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I wanted a solid confirmation of it. David Morris’ book “The Evil Hours” is the encyclopedia, Medical Manual and Spiritual Source of Truth in one book. This man wrote this book with a vengeance and he took no prisoners.
I am a firm believer to give credit where credit is due. I take my hat off to David. He has a very powerful heart and determination to bring understanding and facts about PTSD. With his personal experiences and his comrades’ take on the journey makes it quite a great experience to read his findings.
If you want a degree in knowing this disorder, his book will give it to you. I was so thankful it found its way into my life. Like my book, “Soldier With A Backpack Living and Dying Simultaneously”, we share our take on PTSD because we care about our fellowman. We can be at a better place when we know somebody besides yourself gets it. I get it, Dave get and we want anyone who deserves and wants victory over drifting through life feeling less than you have to feel. If a person can survive with life’s traumas then it is possible for you to be that person as well.
What we allow is some privacy as you experience enlightenment to reconstruct your soul. Here it is male and female offering you a treasured new beginning. Let’s do this.
We are facing a world crisis that will continue to grow as long as we deny the power of love. The lack of love breeds a ground for war. Where there is war, we find desperation. Each soul is born to bear love. No love means no life. The world is a cancerous monster right now denying love. There is no way we can move forward and have hope for the future for our children if we do not face this epidemic.
What has happened to Paris is a reality check for mankind to seek a better way to exist. God and Love are one and the same vibration. The lack of it in any individual soul is creating a future of extinction. We must ask ourselves why we have so much trust in the world’s knowledge when it is contrary to love and togetherness. Our soldiers go to war, return home to a war they can not win because they would go to jail and to hell for defending themselves against selfish and greedy people. They walk on land filled with hatred and self-righteousness. There has to be individual change if we want hope in America.
Love is possible once people realize it is okay to love without loosing. You love by allowing God to sit in your heart. You deny the things of the world that keeps you uptight and selfish. For sure, Paris is experiencing PTSD just as we are here in America simply because sudden trauma has visited their land. Rape, murder, molestation, abuse, attack of any kind and natural disasters go on daily making our land a place of fear and desperation.
If we do not personally allow God to be the heart of our lives, love is denied resulting in a continued war zone. Today let go of the world and allowed God to restore your heart and if He does not need to restore your heart, allow God to increase your love flow for the sake of your fellowman. I am not asking you to be a fool, I am only asking you to be love and trust God to protect and guide you through this life time. LOVE WILL NOT BE DENIED.