You Do NOT Get To...
Part of the transition from Victim to Survivor involves taking back the power that you have, probably unknowingly, given to your abusers. Yes, I said abuserS.
Whether you have been in many relationships, or not; the chances are that your power was taken years ago. Probably before you started dating, etc.
How was your childhood? How was your family life? Way into my 30s, even though I knew the truth waaaaay back in my head; I referred to my childhood as "Norman-Rockwell-photo-like". Really??! Not quite!!!
My Father was a Narcissist. I was sexually abused as a child, multiple times, causing me to make many bad choices over the years. The list could go on, but you get the picture. Like I said, the power was taken.
It wasn't until I admitted this - that I realized I carried so much shame for stuff that wasn't even my fault. World hunger? Yup, that was me.
It's a slow process; but someone once told me, "The process is the process." I still, as recently as this month, fell into a "shame-storm". I recognized it, and am working through it. It hits you like a ton of bricks.
I am standing in the knowledge that "You Do NOT Get To...control my life, shame!!!"
You can put any word, or person's name, after "You Do NOT Get To ...".
I hope this inspires you to start the process of taking back your power; and empowering yourself to making any changes in your life that may have been holding you back. Remember, you ARE worthwhile.
Thank you, have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV www.ozerministriesinc.com
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