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VOF Week 4: (Giving strength and healing).

When I was young and single, I knew the power of the Divine Feminine, I believed in me, I had dreams and I knew that what whatever I believed, I would achieve. I wrote, I drew, performed, I was creating and sharing, until life happened to me, somewhere between graduations, getting married and having two children, I lost me. I stopped writing and put away my paintbrushes and pastels, diapers and cleaning cloths took their place. The days seemed too short and there was not enough of me to go round at the end of each day, I was too tired even to read the daily newspaper. It wasn’t until recently that I go me back, it took a trip to the doctor to get me back to the Divine me. I was over working myself and giving everybody else but myself attention, my body was telling me I needed me time.
It was time to focus on me, find time for me, nourish and cherish me again. I needed to get back to feeling and expressing my thoughts and emotions - not to hide and stop feeling because the time and place was not right. I needed to pause and breathe again and not rush to get through the day and the chores. I needed to plug in and engage with other women and celebrate who we are and most of all I needed to heal the pain and hurt I had caused me. Web 2.0 had helped me once before grieve and continues to help me heal, so I feel that it is a powerful tool for women to use. I would like to share this power of Web 2.0 as a therapeutic tool for women to use and write about their hurt, share their pain and heal in the process. I believe that we can build self-esteem, confidence and even help in the healing of emotional violence scars.
As a correspondent for World Pulse, I would like to engage women in my community, as I have to look at writing and sharing of their personal stories of hurt and pain in a forum, in order to confront, understand and heal from it. This catharsis I believe is key and strengthens one at the end of it all. World Pulse provides a global audience and participation and each correspondent contributing local content with local perspective on local and global issues. Many women across the world experience hurt and pain and healing, by bringing these stories to World Pulse, they will inspire and encourage other women to look at themselves and heal too.

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jadefrank's picture

Healing

I could not have put it better myself, "World Pulse provides a global audience and participation and each correspondent contributing local content with local perspective on local and global issues. Many women across the world experience hurt and pain and healing, by bringing these stories to World Pulse, they will inspire and encourage other women to look at themselves and heal too."

Thank you for sharing your very personal story - of how you started your life as such a confident and creative woman (if only every girl could have this kind of confidence), then lost your way later in life, only now to begin regaining your focus on you - and begin to heal those wounds through connecting with other women on PulseWire.

Whether or not you are chosen for the program, you are already reaching women through your journals here on PulseWire. You have just encouraged and inspired me.

Warm regards,
Jade

Danielle Prince's picture

i hear you, sister

i really appreciated reading your 4th VOF entry. i can relate to your desire to connect and communicate with women locally and globally. i have that wish too. i think that finding world pulse is like a gift - it allows us to do that regardless of being chosen for the challenge or not.

i take strength that you're committed to finding yourself again through your creative expressions. as jade said above, it is inspiring.

thank you.
dan

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

enDhruva's picture

Sometimes it seems that it is

Sometimes it seems that it is harder to "fix" what's going on inside you than it is to address what's happening outside your world. As you stated, so many women find themselves in the same situation but are unable to get themselves out and find a community to release and heal. Your statement "(you) needed to plug in and engage with other women and celebrate who we are and most of all I needed to heal the pain and hurt I had caused me" rang so true with me and is indeed one of the reasons I love World Pulse. It sounds like your vision to bring this sense of comaradarie and support to other women is a very viable vision. I wish you luck in achieving it. Just by reaching out on Pulse Wire and being involved with Voices of our Future you are not only making way for your vision to be a reality but also inspiring other women to get back to themselves.

Thank you for sharing your story and your vision. Keep on being your Divine self!

Cheers,
Erin

There's a lot of work to do, but thankfully there are people like yourself who are willing to help.

It was wonderful to read your post here for Week 4. Your story of straying from your truth, and coming back to it, is inspiring in its open honesty. I feel that we're often pulled away from paying attention to our Divine selves...there's a million and more distractions everywhere. I'm working on paying closer attention to my own truth, my own voice within. It's a challenge, but worth the struggle.

I applaud your vision of helping others heal. I hope you follow that dream through all the way...

Best,
Scott

Scott Beck
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