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By: ABB a.k.a. Astralboobaby
Disclaimer; I am not nor have I ever been a psychiatrist or any licensed physician. The views, perspectives and opinions expressed are an accumulation of years of testimonies, observations and my own personal experiences. These conclusions are also part divine guidance and intuition. Proceed and consider all that is shared with the highest level of discernment and righteous indignation.
I understand that discussing this is a very sensitive/taboo subject matter in many circles, but in lieu of revelation after revelation, of child sex-trafficking rings; pedophilia and generational sexual abuse from family members – we can no longer pretend to turn a blind eye! It's long past time for us all to get in front of this issue, and grab this unsightly beast by the horns!
According to stats reported by Invisible Children; 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18 and approximately 34% of those abuses will occur within families. These stats are already staggering but when we consider that they are primarily based on only the reported or documented sexual abuse cases – the larger implication is truly astounding! Let’s be clear – our children are indeed our future but if we have mentally, emotionally and psychologically scarred children who may never opt to get help for their traumas; they are far more likely to turn into adults who continue this cycle; acting out and projecting their repressed traumas onto others.
There are many adults out there who have never addressed, dealt with, or put in the work to heal from the traumas that childhood sexual abuse inevitably causes. Thus, the cycle of ‘hurt people, hurting people’ perpetuates itself with a vengeance. For the aforementioned reasons, I strongly feel that it's time we open a free-for-all dialogue and address this systemic problem from multiple angles. The first angle is that we take a proactive stance! We can no longer sit by and wait for a child to come forward and bear the burden of truth. Parents, guardians and teachers must become more aware of the unspoken terrain of children's lives. One of the first proactive measures one can take is to gently initiate and encourage more dialogue and honesty around the topic of sexual abuse. We must create an atmosphere where children can feel safe to openly speak on such matters. I have long learned that it's the toxic combination of fear and shame that indirectly emboldens the abusers-- while silencing the abused!
Having been one who has survived years of systematic sexual abuse by multiple individuals, in conjunction with having met and compared notes with many others who have experienced similar situations (but have never officially reported them, I am fully aware of the dynamics of complicity involved. Many children and even adults will never opt to come forward and tell of their abuse . I repeat, we MUST be opened minded and vigilant enough to look for signs of abuse. There are always signs that will exhibit themselves via mood, behavior and characteristics. Thus, we need to be educated on the kind of signs to look for. Below are but a few signs that I have identified not only through my own behavioral patterns, but those I have seen demonstrated in others who were abused, as well. Again, these signs are based on the behaviors I and others ‘unconsciously displayed’ without premeditation or purpose in our own actions or behaviors Continue Reading...
The Winner In You
By: ABB a.k.a. AstralBooBaby
It is no secret that life is filled with great challenges and set backs but there is a ‘little secret’ about you and your life that I would like to bring to ‘light’. The ‘little secret’ is that with each day that we muddle through, we are victorious! Hence, victories are not only tantamount to a singular defining moment but they are also successive ‘moments’ where courage, resilience, steadfastness, determination and willful focus is or has been applied! Whether you are consciously aware of this or not, we demonstrate all of the aforementioned characteristics and qualities to some degree, in order to just BE in this realm of ‘dense duality’ and ‘extreme limitation’.
Did you know that there are untold numbers of spirits and beings who would never agree to or opt to take on such feats? Yet, our ancestors, brothers and sisters from the unseen realms, watch, cheer and support us from the side-lines because they really do adore, admire and love us unconditionally! Yes, even non-physical beings love heroes and happy endings *smile* You have forgotten that you are a super star; a she-roe and hero in minds-eye of so many! You are a winner but I am taking this moment to remind you to never give up or stop acquiring your highly honorable badges, spiritual tags and stripes! There are many more experiences and challenges that awaits and will surely require the winner in you to amp up the stakes and play hard! When life throws you a curve ball and pushes you against the wall or knocks you down – take three deep breathes in through the nose and out through the mouth and GET UP and PUSH BACK! You have it within to push back harder and with every step you make against the tide, you’ll gain greater momentum, armor and tenacity to conquer future obstacles with greater ease and far less bumps and bruises! Every challenge and battle that we endure is preparing us for yet another definitive moment and reminder of who and what we truly are!
So the next time someone tells you that you can’t or shouldn't do something that you set out to do or want – remind them that you weren't built to accept their projection of failure and defeat! You smile and tell them sit back and watch your smoke and remind them to take a few notes while they are at it and apply what you teach them by example! The next time you are faced with a dilemma that overwhelms or causes you to feel down and distressed, get into the ‘eye of that inner storm’ and neutralize it from inside out KNOWING that you have a ray of sunshine that will always brighten the darkest of times! You show and tell those who project bitter lies, hate, envy, disdain and jealousy that their ‘malicious strikes’ is no match for your ‘ubiquitous stripes’! Show and tell all of those who wish to see you fall, that you are the master of your destiny because you already have the spiritual armor and credentials to support your declaration! Indeed, you are victorious time and time again and I would like to take this moment to salute and congratulate the WINNER that you are and will continue to be!
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” - Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU”
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