I am terrible with keeping up with what’s going on in the media, news, etc…. I have NO IDEA the who what where when why of the #me too.
What I do know is I saw it on a loved ones FB page and I chose to also share it. After all, I know God has called me to make my life an open book for all.
Anyone who stumbles across my facebook page or here on this blog will learn 3 things about me:
I am passionate about empowering women.
I share about the connection of traumas and health.
I connect essential oils to ALL aspects of life: mind, body, soul, spirit.
I imagine the purpose of the #me too, is to create awareness….I get it.
BUT….I think the #ME TOO….needs more! It needs a voice, encouragement, details, action!
What do I mean?
I have learned over the years the more I talk openly about my sexual traumas, abuses, and choices (not every cruel detail, but not so vague as just a ME TOO)…..the more I speak about it… the more I heal. Each time its a little different, depending on the circumstances, the person, will depend on the detail, the angle I recall.
Every time I am asked to speak at a women’s event to share my testimony.…it’s empowering…freeing.
Thus the enemy loses his clutches. His lies have less to no impact. I am able to walk out from under the shadow of shame, feeling dirty, ugly, and so much more.
There are many things women CAN do to empower themselves to prevent and/or heal.
In addition to:
There are TWO things I think are absolutely a bedrock for women to feel empowered:
TOB: The more a woman knows and understands the beauty of her human sexuality, the less likely she will fall for the lies to compromise her dignity. When we are weakened in our mind about our body we are weakened in our spirit and body. This makes us vulnerable to be used and abused.
BJJ: There is something very spiritual and empowering with this form of exercise, martial arts. Short version you become VERY COMFORTABLE, EMPOWERED, IN THE UNCOMFORTABLE.
I have always loved intense workouts. Having weight lifted since I was 18. I love the force of moving something; pushing my muscles and body in ways that I didn’t think possible. I’ve loved the fluid stretching and core strength from Pilates. I relish the stamina I receive from walking, biking, and when I use to run. They have all gained me confidence in my mind body soul spirit journey of loving the body I’m in. They have nurtured my healing and finding peace with my past….BUT….not ONE of them prepared me for protecting me.
I have taken defense classes and dabbled with other martial art modalities in the past….but NONE OF THEM….have what I believe BJJ has (in my opinion)….
When you train in BJJ: whether its with a video, a gym, with a gi, no gi, competition, no competition….each form of BJJ teaches you to find peace and confidence in being comfortable in the uncomfortable.
Let me explain….
you are laying on the mat, a person has you pinned….they are 2-3 times your size…sweat dripping on you…they are breathing heavy in your face….
you have a choice:
- Panic, struggle, exhaust yourself…or…
- pause…dig deep within to WAIT….find your opening….ESCAPE!
Because YOU CAN….YOU CAN DEFEAT GOLIATH!
It’s the same as the bible story….YOU OUTSMART THEM!
BJJ is not about brute force….it’s art….strategy….chess….
OWNING YOUR SPACE….confidence in your skin!!!!
When you combine TOB AND BJJ…
- You can’t help but experience the amazing power of being A WONDERFUL WARRIOR WOMAN!
- You can’t help but heal from trauma.
- you can’t help but empower yourself/armor yourself against hurt, pain, trauma.
This duo has something for every woman. I love that they have been there for me through my healing.
I am no where near where I would like to be with BJJ….heck I’ve been an “in and out” student of it for a little over a year now but I see the power of it. I have to be mindful about my inflammation and go slower with it than I would like but I KNOW it’s amazing power (mind, body, soul, spirit) that I don’t want to give up on my BJJ journey.
I love that this duo is powerful for my daughter.
My prayer is that she WILL NEVER…
be a woman posting #ME TOO!!!
How about you? What’s going to be your #hashtag going to read? #HOPE? #EMPOWERED? #HEALED? #BELOVED? #CHERISHED #NOT A VICTIM? #WARRIOR
Sit…pray…oil up…tap…..and connect to your amazing healing and health of your mind, body, soul, spirit journey!
hugs and prayers always dear beloved ones….