We were born into this life naked, innocent, curious and loving.
Personally, so often, I don’t feel like it.
I get overwhelmed.
I snap at my husband.
I want to disconnect from the world.
I want to numb myself with food.
Yet when I look at my baby Rumi, he reminds me of this every single day.
You see, since we were born, raised, and schooled, somewhere along the way our inner world and the way we view ourselves have become extremely distorted.
Yet the way we view our body and our sense of Self can shift as far from self-love as possible.
As you are reading these words, with this bold headline promise – Love Letter for Your Soul – this is what I want to share with you today:
You are a woman of worth!
You are a beautiful, glorious princess!
And if these words make you want to cringe, then I want you to know that you have been lied to.
So many women have been abused in so many ways.
Stripped of their power – their essence of who they were designed to be. Tossed aside after being used like yesterday’s garbage.
So many of us have been beaten, molested, raped, and manipulated into doing things we didn’t want to do. I am not talking only sexually, but also emotionally, financially and psychologically.
Victimized beyond comprehension to the average person.
Our power stolen, as they sucked the very innocence from us; taking away all hope. Dreams of what we know we could have been or done.
I am here to tell you that you are not alone.
I’ve felt your pain. The emptiness and desperation. I too have been coerced and subjected to mental and physical abuse. Molested by those I trusted, beaten by those I loved.
Raped, convinced it was my fault as the perpetrator gloated in his lies and victory of conquest.
I know the feelings of despair and loss.
To not know true love; instead, to know love as harsh and unjust.
Thinking and believing the lies that I have no worth…
You are one of a kind. An original, designed by our Creator to love and be loved.
Feeling alive is your birthright!
Like a fingerprint, each their own.
No two alike, similar yet independent of each other.
The very DNA of your being saying: You are you!
You are valuable, beautiful and loved.
Yet you were devalued, hurt, and treated as an object to be discarded after evil filled its empty belly with your beauty. This is the truth. Do not believe their lies.
Do not allow them to continue to steal your power.
Know in your heart that you can survive this, and heal, and feel alive again.
You may have been victimized, but do not allow this person – this society – to continue to make you a victim.
Once you take back your power, you will bloom as the flower in the desert when fresh rain comes after the long, hard drought.
You will be renewed and flourish as you were designed to do.
If you are still in a horrible situation, then allow yourself to seek help. YOU ARE WORTH IT.
If you are out of the abuse but still carry the burden and pain, then STOP! LET IT GO. YOU ARE WORTH IT.
Take back your power.
Take back yourself.
YOU ARE WORTH IT.
Loving you so so so deeply.