The human heart is so very fragile and yet resilient. It is able to endure so much pain and hurt, but it also can easily be wounded by those we love. Recently, during a meeting with a sexually assaulted student with whom I worked disclosed that she had been sexually abused as child, tears streamed down her face as we talked about her emotional wounds. Yet behind her sad tears, I can feel just how truly strong she is, and that she will find her way to healing.
As we talked about her sexual assault, we talked about how she can begin to heal her emotional pain and to help her become stronger so she can better protect herself. She explained that she thought she had already resolved these issues in her life, and cannot understand why these situations still trigger her.
As I looked into her eyes, I explained that emotional healing is like an onion or a spiral, as there are many layers of pain we have stored from years of emotional wounds. In order to heal it, we must heal each layer like the layers of an onion. In the center of this onion is our heart, we must heal all the layers until we find our fragile but resilient heart.
Through this healing, she will learn to love herself, and care for herself the way she deserves as we all deserve. No matter how deep the emotional wounds, I believe we all are able to heal ourselves and find love within our hearts for ouselves. May you find this self love! Sending love and blessings to you. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)