I choose not to see myself, or you, as a victim anymore. Yes, we are lost at times but that never makes us less than others. Ever.
I choose to remember that right at the start, I didn’t need saving. I just needed to be listened to and held in a safe space to share the deepest, darkest thoughts that were hurting me from the inside.
I choose to see me, and YOU, as the momma bear that Rich described in one of his podcasts; that innate sense of protectiveness and strength that we don’t always know we’ve got until the moment requires it of us.
For a long time, I was a mama bear in hibernation but when I needed to defend my baby son the first time, against the surgeons who told me that his 12 month long procedure had failed and if nothing else, they could do a ‘carpentry job’ on my boy when he was 16, I roared from a place I didn’t know existed.
I choose to remember that strength and know that you have it within you too.
I choose empowerment over being a victim both for myself and for you because we are, and always have been, everything we need to be. Sometimes we just need some help to be coaxed out of that cave when hibernation is over, and self-doubt has been seen as the lie it is.
I choose to support you and never save you. You don’t need saving. You’re a momma bear.
With love from Our Altered Life to yours, Charlie xx