by Name Undisclosed
How do I feel the other's pain in the writing of their story???
We all are aware that reading the abuse story of another can be very stressful and painful in the feelings with them and for them. I read or came across this reflection on writing a letter to a family member or friend who is away and making it truly personal. Begin by sitting the person down beside you and write away as if you were talking to them, almost sensing the conversations that will go on in them from the heart while they read through the pages.
After reading the heartrending stories of your many visitors, I feel heavy at heart. So I generally switch off and get on with my days routine. While carrying the pain I have read of that person in my heart and letting them walk with me in my ramblings. Just treating them with the highest of respect and just being silent for them just to be. I carry a real human being in my heart because I know more about that person than I do about the person I am physically having a conversation with.
We mostly only know the surface level of people on our day to day journeying and saying hello. Whereas your visitor has shared from the inner self and heart to You and us all who understand their pain from a distance.
My prayer is that all have the courage to do something loving to begin their healing. As well as reading all the loving affirmations you give and the many comments do that they would be able to seek the help where they are at in the corner of the world their struggling to live in because of the abuse perpetrated and done on them.
Your site has given me a greater belief in myself knowing your loving affirming words to each visitor has a relevance and a meaning for each of us who were abused. Thank you.
Note from Darlene: I regret that I can no longer continue the practice of commenting on visitor submissions to the degree I have in the past, as I am currently writing a book on healing from child abuse. I ask that you please read my post of June 24, 2009 titled Announcement Regarding my Comments for a complete explanation. I welcome you to follow my progress on my Facebook page at Healing from Child Abuse. When you get there, don't forget to click onto the Become a Fan link. I do hope to hear from you there.
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stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.
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