Thank you again for visiting Reality in Balance as we come together for “I Can Grow from My Experiences” from this multiple part series on Affirmations for a Sexual Abuse Survivor Part 31.
You can find additional Inspiration & discover more about me on my BLOG PAGE. If you haven’t yet viewed Part 1 from this series, please do so by following the links for the general introductions, or by clicking here.
The length of this series, which is set for 52 weeks is for you to become more familiar with your strengths and weaknesses as a sexual abuse survivor. I encourage everyone to go at their own pace & to know that the doors will always remain open for questions as a community or individually~Join Our Community Support Group.
Disclaimer: If you are currently being sexually violated in any way please inform an adult at this time immediately. For your discretion, there are 24/7 Hotlines available for questions or aide here @ https://www.rainn.org/, https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones, or please also check with your local county for other resources and advice for your safety.
ALERT:KNOW THE STATISTICS@ https://www.rainn.org/statistics
Respect others' boundaries.
Ask for consent.
Intervene when someone's in trouble.
Notice the warning signs of abuse and speak up.
Nurture myself and others
“I Can Grow from My Experiences”
By now I have a well-manufactured supply of unfavorable experiences that span possibly decades of my life. The inability to process these occurrences began as the effects of my abuse, carrying on long after the abuse ended. The numbing process throughout my life was once a survival tool and a normal way of reality for me.
I truly became hypnotized, recalling or freezing any hurtful feelings-especially those connected to the abusive or victimization experience. I willfully, and probably unconsciously avoided the memories imprinted in the vastness of my consciousness.
During a stage in my recovery process, I may have a collection of experiences which triggered emotions from the past. It may have felt uncomfortable, confusing, or even like insanity. Odors, sounds, and special days may trigger excessive thinking and emotions for me.
It’s possible that the experience was overwhelming, it will pass. Each time that I will courage to embrace and change traumatic experiences, I will be embarking on the gifts of growth and healing. By confronting past experiences, I can release them and develop more nurturing ones.
No matter where you are right now on your journey as a sexual abuse survivor, remember that there is more to you than what the eye may perceive of the self at this time. You are a Survivor-Stay in action on your healing journey every day and meditate on these concepts, “I Can Grow from My Experiences.”
Visualize the Affirmation, see it in color or as shaded black and white, however, the mind perceives it, allow for the current response to form naturally. Listen to yourself without judgment and begin to frequently journal this process as you transition the mind to higher knowledge of yourself.
“I Can Grow from My Experiences”
Your Reality in Balance begins at the very moment as the work is placed forth by your intent to grow and change for the betterment of self, aiding in the improvement of mankind!
Source: Embracing the Journey by: Nancy W.
Shaw Nee Janelle