Happy Independence Day! Today is Friday July 4th 2014. Wow for many of us we are grateful to be alive! My blog today references Freedom as a survivor, many of you like me, have come a long way and we still have more than a mile to go, however what about those of you, who made it out but just can't seem to get past the experience, of the hurt, abuse, pain and the shame?
This blog is for this special audience who continue to blame themselves for the abuse which was sustained, it is during special Holidays where many reflect on abuse, simply because on holidays and special occasions physical violence is triggered by alcohol and drug intoxication.
I encourage those of you still encapsulated in the past, to challenge yourselves to allow a little sunlight, into your mental state and bask in the warmth of your heroic decision to escape the inevitable tragedy which was waiting to greet you. Know that while those graphic images are trapped in your head and the words are continuously on play on your internal audio drive, YOU ARE ALIVE and most importantly, YOU ARE INDEED FREE!
The abuse you endured was never your fault, however the healing which you allow to escape from you that is a whole other story. We are responsible for living our full potential and in living our full potential which lend our light to the human torch. Today celebrate not only the Independence of our country, today celebrate your new found freedom. Freedom to: laugh, have friends, not to be controlled, to spend your money, live your life, raise your children in a safe zone, engage in the Spirit! All of these and more are lost at the hands of abuse BUT you are no longer there YOU ARE here with all of us and YOU ARE FREE.
Blessings and Stay in the Light, Alarice