Five Minute Friday {Close}

May 22, 2014Karen Courcy

I-Close-The-Door-TO-My-Past Welcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {Close}


Healing is about slowly closing the door to the past and opening up a new door the future.

The key to this (no pun intended) is to not close to the door too quick without truly healing what is needed. if you close the door too quickly, you wont allow the light to shine on what needs to be seen – to be healed.

Its about the process of healing and knowing when its okay to shut that door and open another door when you are ready.

There are people who sometimes keep that door closed to their past, and when you don’t give light to the dark, you wont know what needs to be “seen” in order to “heal”.

You can’t heal what you can’t see, and you can’t heal what you don’t feel.

The past 7 years and going into the 8th year of therapy has been about opening that door that was closed for so long, giving the past some light to shine, to heal, to feel, and connect to, so that when I finally do close to the door, I can open another with confidence in the new messages of the now, and not the old messages from then.

The whole healing process has been about opening a door and closing it with truth. That has been my mantra for 7 years now.

Don’t close that door to healing so quick, you need to heal what is seen, and you can’t see something that hides in the dark. Give it light and then rest it in the knowing that you are abetter person because of that.


I AM EXCITED to say that I got together with the founder of Five Minute Friday “Lisa Jo Baker” and I have created the FACEBOOK page FOR HER .. I am the ADMIN for the Facebook page for FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY!! What an honor!

I created the images for the page and everything.. so excited about this new role! I am blessed to meet many new people by being a part of this. I hope you all like the FMF Facebook page


  • enthusiasticallydawn

    May 22, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    I love your courage and committment to the healing journey, Karen. As a fello survivor (SA) I get the tremendous fortitude that takes. You are an inspiration. Congratulations on your new role with the FB page, how exciting! THanks for taking that on, and may God continue to bless your journey!

    1. KarenBeth

      May 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Aww Thanks girl … that means a lot to me! I think for me being a part of the FMF facebook page helps me to branch out and meet other people.. I tend to just write and keep to myself, so this is good.. 🙂 so glad to have you as a friend 🙂

  • mghollis38

    May 22, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    I think my biggest “breakthrough” was when I realized that ALL emotion is from God. He gave us those feelings for a reason. Thank you for the FMF FB page and thank you for sharing with us.

    Melinda (from FMF)

    1. KarenBeth

      May 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Hi Melinda.. nice to meet you .. and thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 … I so agree with you.. God gave us emotions to feel and that is our greatest gift!

      thank you again.. nice to meet new friends from FMF 🙂

  • beckydaye

    May 22, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    I LOVE your mantra- closing the door with truth! Continue to immerse yourself in truth and may many doors be shut as a result!
    Here’s to open doors!
    And great job on the FB page! That is so neat!

    1. KarenBeth

      May 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Thank you Becky.. nice to meet you! thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 one od the great things about helping out the page, it also helps me to connect with others 🙂

      blessings 🙂

  • Karrilee Aggett

    May 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Love this honest post… don’t rush the process, right? Love that we are neighbors over at Lisa Jo’s today – and I LOVE the fb page!!! How cool is that?

    1. KarenBeth

      May 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      I saw that and just LAUGHED 🙂 I said HEY I know you 🙂 … I am making my way to your blog 🙂 thank you for stopping by … I am so blessed to be a part of making that page 🙂 blessed ..

  • agirlonthedoorstep

    May 23, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    There is such truth in your words today. We need to take time to heal and mend the brokenness. Hey, great job on the facebook page!!!

    1. KarenBeth

      May 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      Thank you for coming to my blog and stopping by.. thank you for your comment on the page .. nice to meet you 🙂

  • Amy Reasoner

    May 24, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Just liked the Facebook page. Thanks so much for doing that! And thanks for being honest about your healing process – figuring out the timing on when to close a door and when to leave it open is hard, but it sounds like you are on the right path!

    1. KarenBeth

      May 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      thank you Amy, and thank you for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment ….. nice to meet you

  • Anita Ojeda

    May 26, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    “You can’t heal what you can’t see.” Wise words, friend! May God continue to be with you on your journey to healing!

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