I’ve been through some things that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, but I no longer want to be a victim of my experiences.
Say that out loud to yourself:
“I no longer want to be a victim of my experiences.”
Sometimes you have to randomly talk out loud to yourself about all that you’ve been through. It’s a strange exercise to some, but to me its quite liberating and allows you to sort through whatever is going on inside your head.
Ever since I wrote my post How Do I Get My Magic Back? So many have reached out to me and commended me for telling a bit of my story, but also mentioned how they could never be so brave because they are ashamed of what has happened to them.
I am grateful to be a vessel for many, but I also want those same people to know that you don’t have to live in shame.
To be powerful is a choice you make each day, over and over again.
For me, choosing to be powerful came about in a few different ways.
#1) I acknowledge what I went through.
Key word being went, which means I already overcame it. Which means I will likely NEVER got through it again.
#2) I move forward.
Yes, I’ve been through some terrible things. But I don’t have to stay in that space. I don’t have to dwell on it. I will simply acknowledge my feelings about it, validate them and move forward.
#3) I choose to let my experiences empower me.
I know that I am a complex young woman but you know what? I wouldn’t wanna be anybody else except me. I got one hell of a story to tell. I have no reason to be ashamed of who I am, and neither do you. Of course, you don’t have to be like me and tell some of your business in a blog post, but you do owe it to yourself to do the work and overcome that shame and fear.
It is what it is.
You are who you are.
You were wonderfully created with unique life experiences for a reason.