Learning to love myself after the abuse is my biggest challenge.
The belief deep deep down within myself that I am worthy of love is integral to my healing and growth.
Without this belief, I will never be able to accept and express the real ME! Without this knowing, I will keep attracting the same kind of people into my life and I am not talking about romantic love only; this goes for friendships and all social interactions.
I loved myself enough to leave an abusive marriage and I love myself enough to want to heal and grow and move on from my past. I paint myself in my mind’s eye into beautiful places where I speak my truth and emanate confidence and self-acceptance.
I don’t need to grasp and cling hungrily onto the scraps that are thrown my way, believing that there will be no other love in my path. Giving away my heart indiscriminately to strangers and others who don’t deserve me. I restrain that hungry ache with the deep knowledge that there is an abundance of love out there and that I am worthy and deserving of a love that does not hurt or disrespect.
I don’t need someone to love me to know that I am loveable. I am complete, I have no deficiencies and I don’t need fixing. I look within for hope. I focus on myself and I know that I have all the courage, bravery and strength I need to heal from the past and move on.
I leave you with this empowering song.