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.