I have personally witnessed people around me step up and use their voice to speak THEIR truth, standing up for those who weren’t able to use theirs.
The subject of child abuse has come up more and more in the news. This subject means so much to me because of my work. I work with all kinds of clients, some of whom are victims of childhood abuse, and I energetically clear deep-seated trauma and reclaim their soul fragments. Recovering from child abuse can be a difficult process, because of the shame and taboo behind it.
I watched a recent video of actor Ashton Kutcher speak up about child abuse, revealing facts about the black market and the dark web. He was speaking about the very thing that no one dares to speak about.
I’m always inspired when I see anyone stand up for justice or human rights. I admired him for being so brave, using his voice and position as a platform to bring the dark to the light, to shine the light and bring awareness to these horrific crimes.
According to Crimes Against Children Research Center, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child sexual abuse. Child abuse, child abduction and sex slavery is more real and frighteningly common than any of us care to acknowledge. Our culture brushes it under the rug and focuses on other inconvenient matters, rather than to actually be looking at the truth and helping it.
What scares us so much to look at this collective shadow? Why is our culture more comfortable with TMZ than looking or talking about this epidemic ?
Perhaps its because in some way we feel powerless, so denial is a better option. See no evil, speak no evil. Yet when the Kardashians are posted on the news, everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon of opinions. There are no lack of thoughts here.
The thing is, the more we resist, the bigger and darker it gets. A silent epidemic, yet one so big that most people could or do not want to believe it could possibly be true. But it is real.
I read a comment that deflected the real issue, and in some way, attempted to minimize the importance of children's safety and basic rights. Perhaps it's the attitude of many, and instead of looking at an issue head on, they would find yet another way to deflect the bigger picture.
If you are an activist fighting for something you deeply care about, I encourage you to take your stance. Know that no matter how important or relevant a social issue is, you will always have a critic. Remember, small-minded thoughts never offer solutions. Those who deliver these thoughts can’t stand the truth coming to the light perhaps it makes them too uncomfortable. That’s their issue, not yours.
Always know that your voice is important. Never shrink your voice for others, especially when you’re bringing a very dark subject into the light. Sure, you have to be willing to be criticized, but doing so will shine light upon your integrity and what you believe in. Standing up for what you believe in is a courageous feat, and I applaud you for it.
It’s never been more important to find your voice in this world than now. Just know it's not about being perfect as that can stop you from speaking your Truth or even attempting to. Who you are is enough. Your voice is worthy, and so are you.
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With Love, Radha