These all have been my focus to empower women to:
TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES
TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES
I finished a book recently that is a unique….a totally different way of looking at Hashimoto’s. Most of the books out there approach it from the nutritional and lifestyle aspect of it. There are some really great ones out there. But NONE of them came from the aspect of healing from traumas. Reading this book was like reading bits and pieces of my own life. And you know what…..there is actually some studies out there showing the correlation…..basically what so many of us who have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s have…..we are all connected in some common topics. Topics like personality, traumas, etc. I found this beyond fascinating.
But the one connection that compelled me the most was the correlation to sexual trauma. There is a HUGE statistic showing this to be in the history of most Hashimoto’s cases.
So when you hear sexual trauma what do you think!?
Rape….molestation…..harassment…..trafficking…..we think the really ugly obvious evils of it! But what about the pat on the butt from a family member. The too long linger of hands down a back from a “friend”. The hug that presses in, in such a way that you feel like you need a shower. What about the boyfriend convincing you that there is something wrong with you if you don’t do “some” things in the relationship. What about the date who says you please me or I will take you home. What about the generational abuse or sin you didn’t even know about that your spirit knew and was absorbing.
A sexual trauma is an affront on our true sexuality….how we were made and created to be!
The beauty of our sexuality has been under fire…..under attack from day one….literally….Adam and Eve. Because of that we don’t see how the subtle “little things” really are lies….they ARE big things.
I remember so many moments in my life that I KNEW within me I was being “sexually assaulted” but the world viewed as just harmless pats, or humor, or part of the “real world”…..those are lies! Because for every lie I believed led to me keeping my voice quiet…which led to what many view as “real rape”…..but rape is an assault on our sexuality. Which let me to not loving myself…..and not making so great of choices…..which led to greater shame….which left me vulnerable to further sexual assaults….sexual traumas…..
Which brings me back to WOW…..if this beautiful little butterfly organ sitting on my vocal cords is trying to make a noise it must be for a reason! How many women are afraid to speak up and even about a lude joke out of fear of offending someone or being considered a prude?! I was one of those. And that is wrong….we must stand up and say NO to any sexual offense. And we know what they are!
So my defining moments of my health journey is definetly linked ot my history of sexual traumas and choices over the span of 20 years and I KNOW it is related to my health. My beautiful butterfly finally said: enough….I will not be quiet anymore…..enough of the shame…..enough of the neglect….enough of the silence……
And thus my beautiful butterfly spoke: through my body….so my spirit could be heard and heal!
What is your butterfly saying to you!?
Hugs and blessings dear beloved ones…