Beannacht / Blessing By John O’Donohue On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. . And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets into you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green and azure blue, come to awaken in you a meadow of delight. . When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. . May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. . And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life. . John O'Donohue . When it feels as though the weight crushing my chest is too much to bear and I have no words of my own I go for a walk and I read this poem. . May grace be yours today. . . #whpmirrorimage
No matter what we go thru or what we’re doing we will always take time to represent for our son!!!! So of course we couldn’t let this month end without showing awareness for Bryson💙👣💘🖤 It’s not “just a miscarriage.” It’s also a hormonal roller coaster. I don’t know how to explain this other than to say it’s like postpartum depression without the baby. A woman’s body is going through some crazy hormonal shifts when she miscarries. Pair that with the fact that she’s also grieving the loss of a child, and it’s understandable why she might cringe when someone tells her it’s “just a miscarriage". It’s not “just a miscarriage.” It’s also a lot of physical pain. Miscarrying cramps are not the same as contractions (I’ve had both), but they are still painful. Sometimes, immensely painful in my case. Please don’t minimize the physical pain of a miscarriage simply because it’s not full term. It’s not “just a miscarriage.” It’s the loss of a baby. Many times, it’s the loss of a baby that you could not wait to hold. It’s not “just a miscarriage.” It might also be someone’s unanswered prayer. I begged God to save my baby. He didn’t choose to do so. So I'm not only grieving the loss of my child, I am also struggling in my faith and wondering why God felt so distant. Why god gives other women babies that don't deserve too have children could really care less and took mine. The truth is, you don’t get over grief. It just changes on you. It might look different today than it did yesterday. But it’s not something you get over. #breakthesilence#iam1in4
#breakthesilence Edouardo Relero's 3D #streetart outside an #applestore in #spain. A reminder that these are the people/children bringing you all those fancy phones from the mines of #congo. Your technology wouldn't exist in its current advanced stage without #coltan from #congo.
We make lapses in judgement. Now and then we're wrong about people, situations, things don't turn out to be the way you expected them to. I learnt, only right now, that I cannot keep hating myself for making a mistake. I can forgive myself. I should be able to forgive myself. I made a mistake. Sure I could have done better and probably I will next time but this time I found the strength in myself to forgive myself and let it go. Right now it helps me breathe so I guess it's okay. I put my acne mask on and let the sun burn my negativities to ashes. The photo is fkn ugly but I felt fkn alive. #bye#breatheinbreatheout
PARTE II "Aunque parezca que sí, no se habla de la violación, no realmente. Se habla del abuso de autoridad; de pedofilia; de la 'cultura de violación' o 'rape culture'; y del abuso de privilegios de, seamos honestos, gringos blancos con plata. En cambio, sobre las personas que han pasado por un abuso no se dice más que 'qué feo', no se habla del estrés postraumático, no se habla de lo que es continuar con —y a veces rehacer— tu vida. Por eso la gente se pone mega dramática y no deja de decir que 'eres una roca' mientras te mira con los mismos ojos con los que mira un pug cuando lo despiertan de la siesta. La otra opción es que te suelten su falta de empatía con un '¿y todavía te afecta?'. Pero lo que me sorprende más es el número de personas que me han dicho que ellas también han pasado por algo similar: diferentes edades, diferentes países, diferentes tipos de relación con los violadores (primos, amigos, desconocidos...). Da miedo pensar cuántas personas pasan por esto. Da miedo la reacción de otros cuando tratas de conversar sobre el tema (aunque no sea sobre tu experiencia personal). 'No me gustan esos temas' o 'basta que me abrumas', te dicen. No puedo culparlos, a mí tampoco me gusta el tema, pero me gusta menos haberlo vivido. Y la verdad de la vida es que si tienes la suerte de no haber pasado por esto, lo más probable es que alguien a quien quieres sí lo ha hecho". - - ✍️: #soymás 🎨: Natalia Marinych (En esta sección, #soymás —alias de la autora y nombre de la sección— escribirá sobre abuso sexual).
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Day #21 - SANDS @sandscharity SANDS is a charity that helps and supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, particularly the parents of that baby. They also fund research and work with other organisations to reduce the number of stillborn babies and other baby deaths. The work they do is vital. So if you have the funds please donate! Also CALLING ALL KNITTERS and CROCHETERS!! Could you spare your time and some material? Sands provide boxes to bereaved families which include white blankets. They really do need help keeping these boxes going so that no family has to go without. The pattern for knitting and crocheting is on their website. If you could please find it in your heart to help them, the families appreciate it in more ways than you could ever imagine. https://www.uk-sands.org/get-involved/volunteer-sands/knit-sands #breakthesilence#breakingthesilence#pregnancyandinfantloss#sands#knit#crochet#knitting#crocheting#handmade#handmadeintheuk