ENCOURAGEMENT & VALIDATION for (me!) Sandra, tvgp
I do not actually have the patience required for getting theHeartseen through all the stages required to manifest and become up n' operational (nor do I have the funds).. and so it is by grace, and grace alone. And I do pray for encouragement and I consider that prayer answered every single time a person mentions or emails me a found heart they've taken a picture of... The other thing I pray for, is validation.. To have my creative projects, or writings, or life experiences in general; validated. Such a prayer was answered last night when I happened across a Lisa ling program regarding two individuals -one male, one female- who had each, in entirely different circumstances, by different people, been raped/repeatedly sexually assaulted in their youth, and were sharing their survival stories.. The woman, who had as a child been abused in her own home.. Has not/will not return to that home, and her parents do still live there. "that's like me!". "I understand!". "me neither!". -but for me, it's not my childhood home.. It's the city of San leandro. My brain still tells me... Stay the F#%£ away from there. But I repeat here.. It's not fear based; it's to avoid debilitating depression. And interesting, because the man.. He does return to the location where he was abused as a boy and I think, considers this.. Progress. The important lesson is that it is different for everyone and you have to honor your own truth. Me and her.. Her and me.. Maybe you? -we have no desire to return; period. Not write or wrong, just, as my sister is fond of saying, "is what it is." but I sure did thank Jesus for helping me come across that program and see that woman and learn her story.. To be or not to be validated; makes a mighty difference.