Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Break the Chain...
This is my body, my body is holy
No more excuses, no more abuses
We are mothers, we are teachers,
We are beautiful, beautiful creatures
How beautiful is that - if only we as women would take the time to really believe that and begin to start taking the steps to give us the self-respect that we deserve. There comes a point in our lives where we have to open up our eyes and see the reality in front of us if we find ourselves in the same situation over and over again - and in this context i mean a relationship - do we see negative patterns in our relationship - are we being hurt - do we fear being alone - do we realize that if we have children that our children will follow in our own footsteps - our souls need to be awakened and so do our eyes - the extreme end of it is violence, there is no excuse for violence - this is no way blaming the victim at all - but it is a call for those out there to wake up. If you or someone you know is in that situation-Do that for yourself on this valentines day. As a society, we need to come together to break the chain - and if we don't come together, the chain cannot be broken - Taking it a step further is that no matter how alone we are, we need to realize that we are not alone - there is a whole community of sisters, mothers, friends, strong female role models - everyone that we need to reach out to in order to break the cycle. And i think that is why the theme of V-day this year struck a chord in me - It is urging us to break the chain methaphorically by joining others through the power of dance and song. So often when in love - we forget ourselves and we end up losing ourself all to gain that love, and gain that attention - but sometimes that comes with a price. So on this Valentines Day dance and break that chain - sing and break that chain - to break the chain - the initial journey is like going through hell but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
A Journaling Prompt for you : Write a Letter to Your Self - Write out all the reasons you love yourself and what makes you happy about you. Happy V-Day!!!