And suddenly she found herself grateful.
Grateful for all the darkness, the heartbreak and the betrayal because it allowed her to recognize true love when she found it.
And she knew without a doubt that, all the broken shattered forgotten pieces of her soul were worth putting back together again, because she became her beloved and found new light and love along the way.
I posted this because myself, like many others, forget that love starts within. We forget that our ultimate source of love is ourselves. We choose to look outside ourselves to parents, friends, significant others and society to define us and to love us enough to be enough. But what is enough? Is enough changing yourself into someone else to receive the respect and validation that you desire? Who is the enough for? I understand that society teaches us to expect and to search for validation from others, but does that mean we have to buy into it? Just now, I was spiraling because I’m currently mourning the parents i deserved and self-love is such a big concept that I have to learn and that I am focusing on. I’m choosing and intending to be enough for myself! To love myself, to accept myself as I am!
This quote stood out to me so strongly! Having experienced what I’ve experienced, the physical abuse, sexual abuse, the torture and the mental and emotional abuse, I’ve come to realize that all of the darkness was leading me to my light. It was leading me to an amazing destiny that features a platform that allows me to shine my light brightly out into the world, but also allows me to help others on their walk to self-acceptance, self-love and to helping them see the love and goodness within themselves. It feels so amazing to have come where I’ve come from, to have experienced what i’ve experienced and to still stand tall and proud!
Of course I have those moments where I compare my life and my experiences to others, but I’ve realized that without the darkness I would not be the incredibly optimistic, kind, loving, amazing, divine being that I am. So, I say thank you to all of those that have walked away, turned their backs on me, abused me and chose to not love me. I choose to continue finding my voice and taking back my power because I know my future is extremely bright and filled with all of the divine light and love that I hadn’t received in prior relationships. I know I will always stand tall, strong and proud because I always have myself! I am always walking with my biggest supporter, ME, and the biggest lover of me, ME!