ON FATHER’S DAY THOUGHTS :🎊🎉🎈

ON FATHER’S DAY THOUGHTS :

He didn’t tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

Small boy’s definition of Father’s Day:
It’s just like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend so much.” ~ Unknown

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’
‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’” ~ Harmon Killebrew

“It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.” ~ Margaret Truman

“This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.” ~ Mark Wahlberg

I hope you all had a Wonderful Father’s Day !

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Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.♥♠♣

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.

By now you’ve all heard of PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder, the disorder that affects those who have gone through severe trauma (like child abuse or being a front line soldier in a war). Tonight FACAA’s Survivor’s Sunday post looks at Post traumatic Growth as it applies to survivors.

Okay, so we have all established that it is most definitely okay to not be okay. I would like to point out though that it is also perfectly okay to be okay.

Most of us would say, I think, that we are not ever going to be truly okay again, that there will always be those emotions, memories and traumas within us, ones that sometimes overwhelm us and impact upon our day to day lives.

Researchers around the world however, have identified what is commonly known as Post Traumatic Growth. You see, Post Traumatic Stress is normal – it is simply a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. The right interventions at the right time can even prevent that from becoming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for many people. The growth part is something less commonly talked about.

I personally have even had people react with shock bordering on horror when they find that I will disclose details about my past and about the “man” who raped my children. Yes, it still horrifies, disgusts and hurts me but I feel that talking about it not only helps with raising awareness and brings these monsters into the light, revealing them for all to see but that it also helps me to heal.

I spoke with a mum who said to me, following the rape of her daughter by the child’s father “I don’t feel guilty, just very angry, does that make me a bad mum?” She obviously felt that way because so many people in her situation talk about their feelings of guilt, but why should she feel she had to feel guilty?

Anything you feel, at any time of your journey through this trauma whether as a victim or as a supporter of a victim is valid. You don’t need to “fit in” with what you think you should feel or what society seems to think you should feel.

It is an individual journey and it is one that ultimately can be very empowering and enlightening. Don’t be ashamed of growing through the trauma.

If something good can come of it all then embrace that, own it and go with it.

Victim to survivor to warrior – one step at a time. Even if all you can do some days is get out of bed you are winning. (GE)

#fromhellwerise #likethunderweroll #survivor #warrior #posttraumaticgrowth #PTG #FACAA #ProudFACAA #PTSD #SurvivorsSunday #GuardiansOfTheInnocent #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #ChildrensChampions #EndingChildAbuse #RaisingAwareness #ChangingLaws #HealingSurvivors #ChangingLives #JuliasJustice #PhoenixProgram #ProudAs #WeWillFight #StandUp #DoSOmething #FromHellWeRise #NeverGonnaStop #SuccessIsHowWeWin #SaveTheKids

MAD MAN’S DIARY”The Contented Heart!” p. 35 (with a little of p. 36 tossed in as an appetizer!)🕴🕴🕴🕴🕴

HIS PAGE, page 35, is A BLIP, returning for a moment to Bernadette’s** Article:

(Whether Jesus lived or not is another Question (&) Isn’t it irrelevant?*)

(35) Logos: Sole-y God . . . i.e.: un-manifest divinity Jesus: distinct, human person Christ: The eternal one-ness of God and MAN: God’s own human nature.

Bernadette believes Jesus WAS historical. I, me, don’t know & I don’t think I really care after (what I have been through) the last 3 -4 years. I would just LIKE to BELIEVE (that) my APPARENT existence has any value at all – I believe I would believe that IF I could, even apparently, be on some “PATH” from some state to the “Unitive” State to a no-self state. Sometimes, I imagine I am on a path; other times, the idea – the idea is TOTALLY (with a capital “T”) LUDICROUS – TOTALLY LUDICROUS.

* – Isn’t it as irrelevant as the question or koan: IS ALL THE STUFF OUT HERE REAL?

. . . (for those of you who would like to know the finish to what was left at the end of page 34, it goes like this, I think! . . . [MASS REVOLUTION (is) inevitable & (it will) NOT (be) ANY revolution based on (the) superficial; just get the wrong . . . {here it comes} folks out there & the right ones in & implement the right “policies” because an unnatural species HAS no idea what’s right or better (period).]

(Note: I really AM being facetious here, Dear Ones – there IS no hope for the betterment of human kind . . . that IS “THE period” . . . NO HOPE! This place, AND ALL CONDITIONAL REALMS – and there are no other types of apparently existent realms – are hopeless BECAUSE – conditionality, dual or whatever, can ONLY be designed to be conflicting, so the best you can hope for is: JUST TRYING TO DO THE BEST YOU CAN! and . . . THERE IS NO SUCH THING (as The Best You Can), since all you can do is what you can do, apparently! At this point, we hear Santa Claus in the background, with his traditional bowl of jelly belly laugh: “HO, HO, HO!” 🙂 ) . . . but don’t give up HOPE! There is ALWAYS a kiss and a cuddle . . oo-oo–oo! <3

** – Bernadette Roberts, deceased Christian mystic and author.

Medical Disclaimer. Please use all information regarding “THE CONTENTED HEART,” a.k.a.: “Diary of a Madman,” anyway you wish! IF it is helpful to/for you, comforting or inspiring in anyway, THAT is our INTENTION. We are offering NO MEDICAL ADVICE, and we are NOT doctors, simply “fellow travelers,” also fragile humans, hoping for happiness for everyone, especially YOU! We make no representation and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of what is presented, although we feel we ARE our “brothers’ keepers,” we are all connected and the only sanity we perceive in life is to love and be loved. Shalom, Peace, Namaste & Love to Thee. 🙂

Medical Disclaimer. Please use all information regarding “THE CONTENTED HEART,” a.k.a.: “Diary of a Madman,” anyway you wish! IF it is helpful to/for you, comforting or inspiring in anyway, THAT is our INTENTION. We are offering NO MEDICAL ADVICE, and we are NOT doctors, simply “fellow travelers,” also fragile humans, hoping for happiness for everyone, especially YOU! We make no representation and assume no responsibility for the accuracy of what is presented, although we feel we ARE our “brothers’ keepers,” we are all connected and the only sanity we perceive in life is to love and be loved. Shalom, Peace, Namaste & Love to Thee. 🙂