Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Two Voices?

Last few years I have felt like I have two voices.
One voice is for survivors of child sexual abuse. I feel the inner urge to speak out for all survivors. Not to replace their voices. But to speak for those who are not ready to speak out themselves. All of us survivors need a voice. I seem to have found mine recently.
The other voice is for all who seek God. A voice that speaks to others about God, a voice that God uses to reach others in search of His love.
But they are really not 2 separate voices. They are the same voice. I am an incest survivor who loves God and seeks God and asks for healing. I am a Catholic who prays and who hurts and has a story to tell of pain and surviving and thriving.
One voice. One life. Many stories.


Patricia Singleton said...

We also speak out for those who will never speak out for themselves because they didn't survive the abuse. Unless we speak out, the abuse will never end. I learned in Al-Anon that we are all as sick as our secrets.

Thank you for having the courage to be another voice who speaks out against abuse.

Just Be Real said...

Colleen, sounds so very exciting that "you" have found your voice!!
I totally agree with you that God and the voice of healing and truth are all in one! God has blessed you with the gift of sharing His truth and the truth of pain in the world that you have experienced. You are truly an inspiration.
Blessings to you dear one and thank you.

Colleen said...

Patricia - Thank you for your comments! I agree with all you said. Abuse thrives in the dark. Those of us who can - need to bring it into the light where it cannot live. Blessings.

Just Be Real - You are so kind. Thank you very much. Blessings to you too.

Marj aka Thriver said...

Wow. This is very well-said. In a very succinct way. Well done!

Colleen said...

Marj, Thanks for your beautiful comment! So encouraging. God bless.