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Aug 20, 2013
Sue:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Everyone of us on the planet has value, including you. You are worthy and you have purpose. I've found that purpose is often tied directly to our experiences, good and bad. For me, if I hadn't endured the horrible abuse I endured, I wouldn't do what I do now. I wouldn't be able to write to you this very day. My experiences have given me great insight. Insight that I feel compelled to share, which is why I operate this site and why I speak and write. But it was a conscious choice for me to heal. It wasn't enough to say I wanted healing. I had to take the first necessary steps for healing to begin. Recognizing that I was stronger than I realized was important. After all, I had survived the worst of it, just like you had. And then it was learning that all the coping skills I embraced as a child in order to survive were only serving to keep me stunted in my adulthood. So I had to be ready to let them go. But something interesting happened along the way. As I allowed myself to feel, fully feel the emotions that I had buried so deep inside, rather than allow them to continue to haunt me, they began to let me go. The more I tried to bury them, the more they manifested in other areas of my life: relationships, work, trusting others, etc. But the more I allowed those emotions to flow (in a safe way, that is), the better I got at my relationships, etc. Meet yourself where you are. Recognize that you're a work in progress. Don't give up on healing, because it's there, waiting for you to walk the path. You have value and you are worthy. For inspiration, try subscribing to my healing blog, Sue. And in order to find purpose in what you lived, consider writing the occasional comment on other peoples' stories here. When we help others heal, we help heal ourselves, so you may find it very cathartic. I send you love, light and healing energy. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir





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