You abandoned me;
I learnt to be strong and independent, and it showed me the unlimited strength I had inside me.
You never loved me;
I learnt to love myself, and to love others, and that love was the biggest treasure that I could cherish.
You laughed at my beliefs;
My faith grew stronger, and gave the power to see beyond the veil of your materialism and selfishness.
You left me alone when I needed you most;
I created a family around myself, built with the unbreakable bonds of trust, honour, and acceptance.
You didn’t feel compassion for my pain;
I learnt to be compassive to others, and opened my arms to help those in pain.
You thought I was a fool;
I became wiser, freer, powerful enough to break all boundaries and overcome all obstacles.
You never supported my dreams;
I learnt how to make them true, and I will work for them until the day I leave this plane.
You couldn’t forgive me;
I chose to walk away, with my soul untouched, free to taste the wonders of this life.
I woke up today with this prayer in my head. I had to write it down before I forgot it! In a way or another, we have all been rejected, laughed at, misunderstood, or simply not loved enough; I hope this prayer brings some relief and helps re-build self-love, something we all need in huge amounts. This is really a “new” for me as I usually improvise my prayers, but I thought sharing this one with you could help someone out there who might be, right now, feeling this way.
I am not the kind of turn-the-other-cheek Witch; I do not thank or feel compassion for those who have hurt me, as I firmly believe that all lessons in life can be learnt through love and that suffering is not a teacher, but a reaper of life. I do not hate, because I know well that hating only damages the hater, but doesn’t reach the hated; but I do not allow that kind of people in my life anymore. My life, my family and my/our peace of mind are sacred to me, and I will defend them with all my heart from those who are selfish, arrogant and empty. Life is a gift, love is a treasure and I am a warrior to protect them both, or else life would have no meaning to me. I will not defend it attacking others, but building a life where I and my loved ones are free, accepted as they are and cared for all their needs.
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