Will it help others to tell of my abuse?

QUESTION: Masters I was sexually abused by a trusted adult for many years as a child. I am healing and learning about how this ties into my lessons for this lifetime. I have felt the urge to help people who have suffered this type of abuse. I want to write and speak publicly about my experience, resilience, and healing. However, childhood sexual abuse is a very heavy topic. I have been reading teachings that encourage people to move away from thoughts that don’t feel good. Naturally, it doesn’t feel good to dwell on abuse, but I know how prevalent this type of abuse is, and I believe I have the power to help others. I also feel compelled to shine a light on this epidemic of abuse. I know only I can decide to do from here, but a nudge in the right direction would be helpful. Am I meant to help others through this work? ~Shauna, United States

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ANSWER: Most of the readings where people are told to step away from their unpleasant sensations have to do with one of two things. The first is standard psychology where the therapist tells the person to assume coping mechanisms that cover up the sadness and don’t do anything to heal or understand the causes.

The second is the spiritual principle of manifestation where the soul chooses between negative and positive energies. These choices are most easily accomplished by going into the cause and removing the trigger that is coming out as discomfort. It is in this second category that the work you suggest would benefit so many people.

Sexual abuse is a hot button issue everywhere these days, and the “me too” movement has allowed some women to speak out for the first time because judgment is set aside and their experiences are being dealt with as a stumbling block to mental health.

You fully understand the spiritual growth to awareness as to why you have chosen to experience this abuse. You may not be able to talk to everyone in spiritual terms, such as freedom of choice, but you can allow them to see that the guilt, lack of self-worth, and hiding from their trauma can be reversed.

As you have said, the choice is yours. Be assured that the path will not be easy but the benefits can be substantial. Letting others know they have a voice and can change the way they see themselves is monumental. Know that your first target group will be women’s safe houses and clubs. Start slowly and the demand for your words will continue to rise.