This video is not only relevant and helpful for people hearing voices, but for all of us in general. We all have inner thought processes and debates in our minds even if we don’t experience them as separate voices from ourselves. Cultivating and or developing a compassionate and caring core aspect/attitude, which is an essence and potential that exist in all of us, is very important. When we lead from a compassionate, caring, and confident center, we feel more safe and at ease, we have more clarity and able to take wise risks and effective choices, as well as enjoy and experience life more fully.
A client of mine shared this article that helped her in time of struggle on her healing journey. The writer beautifully and authentically illuminates and validates experiences people encounter as they heal from trauma, and she also offers encouragement and ideas to overcome challenges.
I find this song empowering and moving. Try dancing along with the videos and feel the energy.
I was very moved by this beautiful video, and the many affiliated videos, for One Billion Rising.
These folks have captured the essence of positive change as I think of it. They are focusing on the beauty, vitality and preciousness of women to inspire all of us to help bring full rights and protection to all women. And they do it through invigorating music, dance, and testimonials.
Even the videos that show heart-rending examples of abuse end with inspiring power and beauty!
Plus, as a male, I feel completely inspired to be part of this movement. This topic is close to my heart anyway, but the way it is approached is completely positive for all except those actively abusing others. Even some of them can hopefully be inspired to change their ways by the beauty and power of billions of people rising as one around the world.
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I think this is a very useful clarification about forgiveness. While forgiveness can feel very freeing and often is a sign of healing, I believe however that it is not a prerequisite for healing. Sometimes I see people pressuring themselves to forgive at the expense of suppressing and exiling parts of their minds and souls into the unconscious without healing the original wound.
I have been asked many times over the years if forgiveness is necessary for emotional healing. My quick answer is: self-forgivness is necessary, forgiving others is not.
Forgiveness helps when you no longer need the anger to keep you safe…
Anger is a very useful emotion. It fuels our actions to keep us safe, and to push destructive people away. Forgiveness is counter-productive, in my opinion, when the person continues the harmful behavior.
I find that once someone is safe, and well away from danger that forgiveness can be helpful, although is not necessary for healing. I have forgiven some people who have caused me trauma in the past. Usually, after they change their behavior. Some others I have forgiven because I realized that they were doing the best they could.
However, expressing anger also helps change freeze responses in our bodies. Anger can help us change self-negating patterns into…
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