Arlene attended a Little Way Healing of Memories course and writes:
My Dad died when I was 2 years old, and whilst I always knew that this had had an impact on my life, it was only about 5 years ago that it really hit me how much pain and grief it had caused me. I saw a counsellor, a spiritual director, and tried to talk with friends.
Yet I knew I wasn’t getting to the root of the problem. After a while, I came to a point where I was just carrying on with life and thinking that I was OK, but would still have moments of great sadness and loneliness. I actually became quite reclusive, and threw myself into work as a way to escape.
But then, after a Little Way Healing Ministries weekend mission at my parish last summer, I found myself on one of the Healing of Memories courses in October. Even when I had arrived, I still wasn’t sure what I was doing there – I think I went along, in part, because my friends were going. My healing began on that week and continued afterwards when I had a further prayer session.
Through this prayer, I was healed of so much, and relieved and delivered of so much grief, pain, sadness and so many more things that I didn’t even realise that I was carrying. I have come to really know and understand that I am beloved, and to really feel, again for the first time in my life, that Jesus is with me always.
Literally. It has made such a difference to how I view my life and how I live my faith. I thank God and praise Him for everything that He has done for me. During the course, I was amazed by the power of the LWHM style of prayer, and for the first time in my life, I really understood what the resurrection power of Jesus meant and could do.