Sharing “me too” shows me we are all more alike than different.
So many suffer in silence. Wearing the mask of being ok. Having powerful teachers has helped me heal so many layers. However I am a work in progress. Help is available. Please know you are not alone.
The time is now to heal. 1 in 3 girls/women and 1 in 6 boys/men have experienced abuse.
#riseup #notonemoretime #stoptheabuse#useyourvoice #metoo
Rise strong sisters and our brothers too. It takes courage to even post those two little words with big energy behind them. We all get to decide how it affects us. Whether we allow it to break us or make us better. "me too" means we rise strong, no longer a victim but a survivor and then as we heal, a thriver!! In spite of the pain. In spite of the hurt. In spite of the scars that never go away. Wear the scars as badges of honour. Even though the wounds are deep and affect all our relationships, we can heal through them until we get to the point where we wear the scars as badges of honour!! No longer do you need to keep the secrets. We are as sick as our secrets.
Over the past 6 years, as I have healed through the cancer, I realized I had many wounds that had never had time to air out. I am getting to a place in my life where my little girl within me is finally healing and feeling more like the empowered woman she is.
I have had to peel back a lot of pain in these layers. I had to voice my truth and tell my mom about the physical education teachers who were bullies and the men in my life that were gross and the times I was touched inappropriately.
Since the moment I met my husband I shared with him my disgust when men are drunk and how it affects me adversely. I love and appreciate that he has chosen to grow with me and love that we have tools to rely on when I don't feel my best self. This is why my mentors and teachers are so important to me.
I am an empath. I am so sensitive. In the old days when I didn't use my voice in a healthy way, I would yell and scream and cry and things would get worse instead of better. Now I have many teachers, and tribes of support. I have been privy to reading all the stories of people abused in so many ways. I have also been privy to the healing. Oh the glorious, tear-filled, sacred moments of healing. As I sit here I am in such gratitude to God for allowing me to live some of the best days of my life now AFTER all those crappy days. I remember the days I prayed for this. I also am in gratitude that when I have a bad day, and my buttons are pushed, that I don't stay down long. I always have someone to share how I am feeling. I know what to do to heal and I take time for me. I write and I process and then I integrate what I have learned.
Today, the "me too" last night - opened up the dialogue with so many of my sisters and brothers on Facebook. I read that it was Alyssa Milano who started it. I know a lot of conversations will be going on today. My wish is that healing happens for all of us. We no longer need to stay silent. God gave us a voice to share. "Me too" has never been more important. Remember, you don't need to share all the gory details. The healing is in the "me too" for then you feel that you are never alone. You never were. God has been here. He has been standing by cheering us on. He loves us so very much. He sent the angels to help us. Pray and ask for what you need. Here is the article if you are interested. fortune.com/2017/10/16/me-too-facebook-alyssa-milano/
How does this resonate for you? If you are a victim and need support please contact a doctor, mentor, teacher etc.
I am always available to listen and guide. I have 32 years of Health Information Privacy and Integrity behind my name. I take it seriously and I am ready to be of service.