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Jewel: Why is society so frightened by the word incest? It seems to me to be one of those taboo subjects that you can only discuss in the backroom, quietly and undisclosed.
Maybe if we, as a society, demystified it’s meaning, took away the accountability of the victim in the situation and openly wanted to help victims that are trying to survive it?
What would that look like? So much information now on “mental health” topics for abuse survivors. Just saying the word incest could help!
On the topic of mental health, WTF does pain and abuse have to do with it? Sometimes I am madden by the thought that now we are labeled with “mental health” issues as a result of coming through such tragedies. Seriously?
My mind is more sound, it can see the truth with strength and dignity and can speak with clarity in a way that most minds around me cannot. Most minds stay clouded with denial and lack of understanding.
So, my jewel this week: I do not have mental health issues and they could not put me in a category other than PTSD. These categories are created for insurance purposes, by the way. Don’t forget that. Trust your mind! It’s a huge tool that helped you survive and it’s the tool that also helps you walk into freedom.
Gem: I dedicate the rest of my life to fighting back, to bringing a voice around these issues of sexual misconduct and I N C E S T. Holding abusers accountable for their detestable acts. I’ll stand with you – this is my promise.
Metaphorical Gunpowder: I will not carry a sentence with me because of the chronic abuse I suffered at the hands of my family – siblings included. I will not be labeled or mischaracterized as needing help! I will be just fine and so will you. Let those that accuse look briefly in the mirror of themselves – they’ll quiet down. Bring a mirror with you when you see them and turn it around so they have to look at themselves. The truth is they bring nothing to the table that you want or need.
Do not return to them for help! Blow that need out of life. You have a loving Father in heaven that longs to provide for you, one that is desperate to show His love for you. You stay close to Him and let Him do the fighting for you.
Leave your jewel, a gem or something you kept yourself free from with metaphorical gunpowder.
You see You (U C U) today! Blessings xoxoxo
2 thoughts on “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”
As an incest survivor, I fully agree. The shame is never the victim’s. I fear that abuse is on the rise, just as evil in the world is trending upward. May the Lord return soon.
Amen, sister. Amen.