Watching the peripheries of the #metoo shadow purging from the collective undercurrents of silence and I want to acknowledge everyone who shared as it takes tremendous courage to be vulnerable and open to share on such a public platform.
I want to honour the woman, Tarana Burke as she started this conversation many, many moons ago
A necessary and vital conversation to be having.
Why?
Well, it is quite simple

SILENCE IS THE BEST FRIEND OF ABUSE.

and might I add- this silence can eat at the core and lend to continual SELF ABUSE- through unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Sharing your story does not mean you are a victim to it…
Sharing your story allows you the opportunity to unhook from it.
What happened in the past can influence you though it does not have to define you… only YOU get to do that.
So claim your power. Your Sovereign truth and expression
Speaking up, is a courageous act when so many suffer in silence because they can’t see a way out.
Or they’re scared of the backlash
The “victim shaming” and accusations of slander and potential legal ramifications.
I’ve felt this… kinda damned if you do, damned if you dont.
Sometimes it doesnt seem worth going through more pain and trauma from the patriarchal lynch mob tearing at the clothing of your story and pointing fingers at you.
Naked.
Exposed.
Raw.
Though sometimes there is the little whisper inside… that voice that calls you… beckons you to end the silence… not only for yourself- but for the cacophony of internal screams muffled by generation of abusive cycles, trauma bonding and manipulation.
Shame is consuming and self defeating. It is isolating and incredibly heavy on the heart.
This is not your burden to carry on your own… the fact is that you are not the only one- as much as it breaks my heart to say and to be part of.
We speak up and share to create solidarity.
Strength in numbers.
To show others that are in it now… that IT IS NOT OK… NEVER OK… NOT THEIR BURDEN TO CARRY… NOT THEIR SHAME TO HIDE FROM.
This is a problem that connects us all, and that is why SO MANY people, particularly men have been so taken back by this purge.
THE VISIBILITY
The constant barrage of #metoo statuses
A reminder
We are all in this together
So, Lean in
Even if it is uncomfortable
Lean in…
Covering your eyes, ears and mouth IS NOT a wise way.
Ignorance is not bliss
It is ignorance.
When unspoken truths are “hidden” in plain sight of cultural blindness.
Patriarchal numbness.
Emasculation and conflict struggles to find resolution.
The Macro/Microcosms we see how the externalised rape and abuse of our Great Mother reflect the internal firestorm of conflict and power struggle. It is prevalent.
All around and WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO IT
The veil that once softened the edges, that kept us in a state of denial even though our bodies knew the scope of this… brings the contrast of the shadow into stark light to be examined.
The truth is always revealed.
Energy flows where attention goes.
Let’s go there
Let’s look at this
From the rotten core
The inter-generational trauma has been brewing… and like a volcano- it is erupting from the depths… with tremendous fire- burning through the illusions and creating new land to walk on.
To the liberation and healing on the other side.
There’s some heavy shit going on in the ethers…
And we can turn this shit into compost to nurture our souls soil.
And we can all thrive…
so that no more children are abused.
No more women and men are abused.
NO MORE!
Oh and….AND!!!!
If you have found the path to liberation- when you have alchemised the deep emotional trauma and turned it into medicine- then you kinda have a moral responsibility to hold people in safe embrace to nurture their growth through this.
It is not a time for a “spiritual ass kicking” or shirking the responsibility that lays with a perpetrator onto them as their souls apparently “chose it”
Seriously FUCK OFF with your spiritual bypassing!
Think of the children.
Kindness is needed. Safe space is needed. Deep listening is needed… to allow people to compose the fractured soul pieces of self that sometimes become annihilated through trauma and abuse.
The path to wholeness is in the heart, and trust and kindness of community.
To embody the original blueprint of Love.
To fiercely guard it and show it to others.
Love is…
Donna xx

About Donna Raymond

Sacred Feminine Mentor and Wise Wombman. Donna helps women connect with the potent energy of the Womb, claiming their sovereignty as an Authentic, Empowered Wise Wombman. Her work focuses on understanding the Archetypal energies of the Sacred Feminine, integrating the Shadow Self, Healing from Abuse and Trauma whilst letting go of Story.