(Whispering) Forbidden Topic. Proceed with Caution. Shhh… (A guest blog by Louisa Bishop)
I used to think that I was cursed.
I had somehow perfected the art of attracting the ‘biggest losers’ when it came to mate selection.
Although I now believe that there are no coincidences, my ‘aha’ moment came after I was emotionally pummeled for the fifth time.
Finally, I was in enough pain to listen to my inner wisdom which gently informed me that the problem was not out there – with them.
The problem was me. (Gasp!)
I would show up in each relationship as a happy victim who needed rescuing.
When I became empowered by the spiritual insight that the problem might be within me, I made the decision to educate myself around victimhood.
I discovered that my ‘isness’ was a direct result of having been sexually abused as a child.
Statistics show that child sexual abuse happens to 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys.
It was when it became so overtly obvious to myself that this taboo topic had created a negative imprint on my adult life that I finally became the ‘one in ten’ that’s telling.
Who knew that my numerous breakups would present me with sacred healing opportunities?
Too bad I wasn’t clear that healing was an inside job.
It’s time to educate ourselves and initiate honest conversations around ‘forbidden topics’ like child sexual abuse. Together we can make a stand against this taboo issue. We must do this for our daughters. Let the sacred healing begin. In am ‘one in ten.’
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