While finishing up the very last chapter of my book, I have just realized for the first time that my entire childhood and teenage years consisted of being told verbally, subliminally, or with abuse…that I was worthless, stupid, unworthy of love, a liar, and a useless piece of garbage.
I am amazed that I not only survived, but that I have turned out to be who I am.
This journey of mine has proven to me the strength of the human spirit.
I cannot fathom how the little child inside me managed to become who she is today.
It is just before dawn that it is the darkest, so stay strong. Take deep breaths, and push forward knowing that you do so for your inner child. Do not abandon her/him. Do not give up like your abusers want you to, and do not abandon your inner child like your abusers did.
Stay strong for that one person or child you might help today, or for an animal, or for Mother Earth. Even if you do not feel like taking one step in front of the other today, do it for others, the environment, and for nature and animals. You will be rewarded by God.
I have climbed an inner mountain, so can you.