I am a survivor of extremely severe ritualistic childhood abuse and sadistic systematic torture. This blog has helped me get my voice back and documents the journey I'm on to heal from the trauma and damage caused by that appalling abuse. Now is the time for me to tell of MY experience by speaking the truth about MY life. I will be silenced no more! On this blog I share MY life, MY healing journey; helpful quotes/stuff I come across and MY thoughts along the way. The more I speak out the more liberated I am from the shame and trauma of the abuse. My broken wings are gradually being repaired. Without God in my life I wouldn't still be here. But somehow, I keep on staying alive, surviving and rarely, occasionally, living a little!

Sunday, 23 May 2010


I came across these two quotes earlier today and thought, yep they need to go on my blog.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore
” Andre Gide

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen
” Winston Churchill

I would add too that it takes courage to stay alive; it takes courage to live with all this stuff; it takes courage to tell the truth as it was and it takes courage to find a way through it. Sometimes I feel the fear and just have to feel the fear and do it afraid!!!

and here's another quote that caught my eye -

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
Jimmy Dean


Eve said...

Thank you for this inspiration today. And I have to agree with you, it is courageous to stay alive. Keep up the healing work Fiona. I was studying John 5 with a friend the other night and we were struck by how interesting it was that JESUS was the one who healed the man at the pool. He made excuses and stayed unhealed for 38 years, but JESUS just did it. Glad to know that HE knows the right time for us even if we think we are not ready. love to you today from Minnesota:)


many thanks, I so appreciate your comments,:) love to you from the UK!!