Telling your story is an essential part of your healing process. Every time you get to tell your story, you discover a new aspect of what you went through. These new discoveries provide you with self-awareness, which builds your strength and brings you closer to forgiveness.
Your story can be told in a variety of ways. It can be written in a journal or in a book, told to a close friend, or an audience. Take the time to explore the ways that are most impactful for you and best enable to you learn and heal from your experience.
This sharing process encourages you to hear and connect with the details that have brought you into the place that you are currently in.
The nuanced aspects of your situation are lessons to learn from. Once you begin to come into these lessons, you become empowered to establish what you will go on to tolerate from others and from yourself.
Forgive yourself for what has happened. You cannot be carrying the burdens of what has happened to you. It was only a lesson that you can now say, you’ve learned from. At the time in question, you may not have known better, you might have been scared, you might have felt alone, you might have been financially bound, you might have even felt that you deserved it, or couldn’t do any better.
If we look at the knowledge that was gained from our situation, we might be able to say it was because we were uninformed. But now, we know better, so will do better, so make the decision that you will not carry this burden with you. Make the choice to free yourself, do not punishing yourself for things done in your past, it will only be a catalyst for making the same mistakes in your future.
We hope that telling your story enables you to forgive yourself for what has happened. Part of sharing your experience is being kind to yourself. In building your self-awareness and strength, we want you to make the choice to free yourself from your past.