Those of us who can identify as SRBT's* grew up in situations and circumstances that often left us...
As though we are "figuring things out" as we go
Less than others
More than others
As though we don't have a clear sense of self and can become ...
A chameleon to situations and circumstances.
Some of us have unfortunately sought "help" only to be told we are
And in general....
That our life sucks
Because we suck....
We aren't doing it right enough.
We aren't good enough.
If we tried harder..
Didn't try quite so hard.
Even todays new "trauma informed care" model is telling us very often that
"Oh shit. You are broken forever and will never be more than you are and you are (fill in the blank)."
We walk away from this kind of "help" being brainwashed
by someone else's limited understanding and beliefs.
How do I know this?
Because I bought into this kind of "help"...
that really was not helpful
for a very long time.
And you know what I discovered?
Is that in their good intentions...
The ignorance of those who have not BTDT*...
(Or maybe they have been there but they have't done the work to resolve their own issues and now share their own limiting beliefs with others....)
Simply reinforced what I knew all along and had been told from the beginning of time...
That I was worthless, powerless and there was no hope for me.
That I was broken.
And would be
And it was only when I decided to no longer listen to those who had not BTDT and
I began to listen to those who had traveled this path before me and emerged...
Not unscathed, mind you...
But emerged in their fullness, their power and
owning the crap out of their power...
That I discovered the truth.
What was that truth?
Not "their" truth.
The truth that set me free.
The truth that became the knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt....
That while I will never
be what I
could have been
had I not been
I will always
be more than what those who told me I would never be more than what I had experienced.
You got it going on:)
Shake it off.
Own the crap out of your power...
You da bomb!
*SRBT's = Survivors of Really Bad Things (are the most amazing people on the face of the earth!)
*BTDT = Been There Done That:)
Seek Knowledge, find Wisdom, live your Truth!
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