Shine

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.

Edith Wharton

Today, encouragement to shine your unique light into the world.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Sexual Abuse threaten to extinguish a child’s spirit. The natural curiosity and trust of children is replaced with vigilance and fear. Over time, the bright energy diminishes and is buried beneath the conditioned stress. The child’s world effectively becomes smaller as a result. Their light dims.

As survivors of ACE and CSA, our healing journey allows us to rekindle that energy and our spirit. Healing requires persistence. It can feel more like rubbing two sticks together to ignite tinder than the immediate spark of a match. Both create energy, heat, and ultimately light. As survivors heal, the world brightens.

  • How will you bring your light into the world today?
  • What do you appreciate about your unique spirit?

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