✖️⛓Not Yours Never Was⛓✖️ Available...

Go To Post     ✖️⛓Not Yours Never Was⛓✖️ Available now on octopiedmind.com⠀ ⠀ It took me a long time to step into my power and really own who I am - and in a lot of ways learning to love myself on a core level is an ongoing process.⠀ ⠀ The sexual trauma I experienced as a child & young adult impacted my body on a cellular level. Among many emotional and spiritual scars, it also changed the way I viewed myself physically.⠀ ⠀ For most of my life my body didn’t feel worthy of love, pleasure, softness or respect. And because it didn’t feel worthy of those things I treated it as such. Sex was about validation & pleasing the other person. Partnership was about winning & control. Health was about skipping meals for days at a time.⠀ ⠀ As I found my way into a group of open & trusting humans who believed in the power of community and vulnerability, I finally felt safe enough to ask for the support I needed to heal. (This is how Octopied Minds mission was born).⠀ ⠀ Having people on your side who give you the love, pleasure, softness & respect you are worthy of can initiate a sort of re-wiring process. Through intentional inner-journeying, outer-exploration, plant medicines, healing circles & passionate experiences with partners (who know my shadows & still love me intensely) the way in which I view & treat myself and others has drastically shifted.⠀ ⠀ Acknowledging our pain (big or small) is hard to do, even impossible for some. Our egos don’t like us to admit that we are damaged & hurting inside - Instead, we judge others, gossip, and distract ourselves with screen-time & wine. We will do anything to take the focus away from our demons & direct the inner-dialogue of self-hate towards someone or something else.⠀ ⠀ Owning who you are & what makes you feel good is a journey on its own. People will find any reason to judge you, talk about you and make assumptions about who you are & how you live based solely off of the fact that your light reminds them of their shadows.⠀ ⠀ So here’s to setting our boundaries, speaking our truth & unapologetically living outside of the box people try to keep us in. Whoever steps in your way, be sure to remind them that your body is NOT THEIRS AND NEVER WAS.

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