Hello hello –
How are you today?
It is close to Easter, and I wanted to come and say a quick hello to you all.
Easter can be a fun time full of good memories for people who have not been abused in ritualistic cults. People who have an RA history might not be feeling so wonderful right about now.
Do you have any scared child parts right now? Do you relate to that big picture up there?
Is your system feeling a little shaky with the full moon out there?
Does Easter feel scary or upsetting, and not happy or joyous for you?
I am aware that this is a very difficult weekend for many of you. “Happy Easter” is more of an oxymoron than a reality for all too many of you.
For those of you that relate to these difficulties, I want you to know that I am thinking of you, and remembering that you are having struggles. And flashbacks. And body memories. And fights against worlds full of darkness, experiencing that conflict from both inside and out.
It might be Spring out there … but you might be feeling more blackness around you than the beauty of new Spring flowers.
No matter what you’ve seen or done in your prior years of life, you don’t have to belong to or stay stuck in any of the dark worlds that you were shown or taken to by those who, at that time, had more power or authority than you.
This includes those of you that have been more familiar with worlds of darkness, and have always believed that you belonged there, and only there.
Even if that has been true for years of time, that does not have to stay true.
You don’t have to stay connected to worlds of darkness.
You can decide to do something different with your life.
They didn’t (and won’t) tell you that you can do something different with your life, but you can. Even if they tell you that you can’t, that is not true.
You actually can.
Your life belongs to you, and only to you, and you can make decisions different from anything anyone else plans for you.
This time of year can be a time of new beginnings for you.
Easter, to me, is full of new beginnings. Here in the USA, it is Spring – a time for new blossoms, new buds, new leaves, new grass, and baby animals are everywhere.
I know that it takes a whole lot of courage to do completely different things with your life, but doing something new can be the beginning of freedom. It can be something beautiful, and it can be something of your own making.
It can be hard to change your life, but it can be wonderful and very much worth the effort it takes.
Instead of feeling trapped and weighed down by darkness, your life can be something you are happy about. You can be genuinely content and happy with the places you are going in your life. You can feel proud and pleased with your life.
If you are willing to do what it takes to make such big changes. Change can be scary, but you can do it. I know you can. Believe in yourself, and know that you are worth the effort.
So I wish you all a Happy Easter today.
If it’s not a Happy Easter just yet, have hope that one day, you too can have a happy day.
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