I’ve been thinking about writing this for a while now. I keep being drawn to this idea of taking our trauma, our wounds, and transmuting it into something better. I look at parents who have lost children who take that grief and start foundations, channeling that immense loss into something new and good.
There is no better balm for trauma than creating your own compassionate acts.
So I give this to you today – I hope you find it valuable. Please feel free to share it with others who need these words via Facebook or Twitter! Click on the picture to enlarge it!
You are Still Beloved ~
Oct. 6, 2015
3 thoughts on “A Trauma Survivor’s Manifesto”
The most compassionate acts we can do begin with being compassionate towards ourselves. I think writing about our traumas can be very healing – I’ve been finding that, working on my own blog Celebrations of Failure, that I keep finding new perspectives on how they’ve shaped my life for the better. Lemons into lemonade. 🙂
I forwarded this to people I think will appreciate.
Rape is a violent word, it does not help in the repeating. I use gentler words to distance myself from the trauma, not unlike dissociation that enabled survival.