Someone very important to my healing journey wrote: —
“Did you know the first Mother’s Day ever celebrated was in 1908 when Anna Jarvis campaigned to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States?
“She wanted to show her gratitude to her mother and set aside a day to honor all mothers. She believed that a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”
“But, not everyone had the same experience as a child that Anna Jarvis did.
“Many of us grew up feeling ashamed, neglected, and unworthy.
The wounds of childhood are far-reaching and have caused many of us to go through life recreating our childhood wounds in an effort to heal them, but what has happened is, our wounds have been made worse.
“This is due to having formed people-pleasing tendencies and not being taught that we should have boundaries in our relationships. Not to mention, the rampant shaming many of us were exposed to as young children.”
With all these painful things about life I have come to realize that there’s more to life than what meets the eye. And that it has compelled me to pursue excellence as a woman that I’m overwhelmed with the fact that I don’t know much about shame. Kede kora mengiis ongiong. When you reach them, you find they are perfectly lined up and in layers. That’s how I see our hearts and souls. And we have hope that it’ll be better tomorrow and the day after.
It is so good to know that we have a better self, true self, to be called back to, and it is so good to know that our shame keeps us in touch with that better and true self. A healthy sense of shame is perhaps the surest sign of our divine origin and our human dignity. When we feel this sense of shame we are feeling a nudge from our true self.
Our true self is like the design, the blueprint, for a building still under construction or the design for a building that needs restoration. Yes we are being restored – still under construction.
Remember me loving you!