Love Is The Only Truth

Is there anything in existence more constant than Love?

Some might say fear leads the way. I contend that only Love is actually real.

I’ve been growing in a new perspective. Clearer vision of our Creator and His Creation. Gaining sight to see what I have not been able to see before.

How is it that we so often look at others through the filters of contempt and judgement? Is it because we are discerning clearly and that they are truly not good? Is it because we are deceived into only looking at their brokenness and blocked from seeing their God-breathed spirit that is just as beautiful as ours? Are we only willing to perceive another’s value based on our own understanding of who they are? Should we be asking ourselves the hard questions regarding our own brokenness and maybe step back to take a look in the mirror? Maybe the only mirror we have been looking in is broken to the point where the image that we see is so fractured as to distort the truth of our own condition.

I once heard, and I can see a lot of truth in this statement; “If you believe that you can’t be deceived, then you already are.”

That’s rather comforting…..NOT!

So what is the point of this?

LOVE!

Love created all that is. Love sustains all that is. Love is the only truth.

Each and EVERY human being is created in the image of Love. Each and every human being has a spirit within that resonates with the frequency of Love.

Are there those who have taken a path that leads them farther away from Love? Absolutely. All the more reason to send Love in their direction instead of judgements and hatred. Should we Love those who are intent on harming other’s for their own earthly gain? Pretty sure that a wise Teacher left us some wisdom….”But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)

Now as one who, like so many others, had a tough journey through sexual abuse, there are times in the healing process where we are not capable of this. The important thing to remember when we are in that place is to KEEP MOVING. Deal with it, look at it, dig into it. Don’t run from it. Don’t sit stagnate in that place and get stuck in all the negative emotions. There is ALWAYS Light to be had. We are NEVER without hope.

Our Creator promises us that He will never leave us without a way of escape. His promise of unconditional Love lets us know that no matter the horrors of our current existence, we are never alone nor are we without His Love. We only need to allow ourselves to reach out for it. Our circumstances may not change, but I believe our eternal spirit that is our true self, can always find and connect with that which Created it.

I contend that only Love is real.

~Amy

I’m Not The Only One

Buried by cultural rules of silence and shame; sometimes spoken, sometimes not, I believe there are too many to try to count.

Too many….way too many.

How, for so many years, decades, probably even centuries, have predators used and abused children, both male and female? Why did we all keep silent? For those brave enough to speak, why were they usually not believed? Even now I feel like there are more questions than answers.

The pain inflicted & emotional damage that is caused can’t truly ever be measured. The statistics at this time are 1 in 4 females and 1 in 5 males are sexually abused by the age of 18. This makes for a whole lot of messed up people.

Hi, my name is Amy and I was sexually abused at age 6 and date raped in college. I’m not the only one, nor is my story anywhere as horrific as many other’s stories. Honestly, I believe that mine is quite a bit more mild than many other’s that I’ve heard. I don’t say this to discount my own pain and struggle to heal, but I do acknowledge the incredible amount of pain and suffering that many people have had to survive that is way beyond my own.

Because of the abuse that I experienced, I was mildly Dissociative until very recently, I struggled in relationships with my family, my former husband and even my children. Friendships were hard for me. I desperately wanted close intimate friends, but then I would run them off and sabotage them if things got too close and uncomfortable. Shame haunted me. The funny thing is that I wasn’t afraid to tell people about the abuse. Yet shame would hold me captive in other areas.

It wasn’t until 10 years ago that I really began my journey to deep inner healing and wholeness. That journey though very challenging, has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined, No longer forced to hide from fear of shame and exposure, I celebrate what I refused to let define me.

I AM NOT A VICTIM!               I AM NOT MERELY A SURVIOR!

I AM A CHAMPION!!!

No matter what your story is, or how horribly another person or person’s took advantage you, I want you to hear that there is HOPE! There is ALWAYS hope, Shame can only have power over you if it is kept in secret…in the dark. Light will always take aways it’s power. It’s time to talk. Tell your story. No matter your age, sex, race, culture. Tell your story to someone! If you like, tell me. I will listen.

~Amy Dudley