Dragon's Breath | August 9, 2020 📓
When we left for a journey, I wasn’t sure what the trip was going to entail. I had a feeling, deep beyond the unknown that the emotions were going to surface. I wasn’t sure what I was going to feel, but this time I was going to challenge myself, far beyond anything I was ever challenged with before.
Listening to stories, feeling the experiences and watching as transformation take place.
I’ve seen the strong break down and cry, their tears are not from being weak, their tears are to show that they are strong enough!
Crying isn’t being weak, crying is being human.
Just because society tells you to suck it up!
“Don’t show you are weak, Don’t Cry!”
Doesn’t mean you should listen. Be true to your authentic self, if you want to cry -Cry!
”Atansto, Ookwa’ninzunde, Insto da!”
Crying is a natural human emotion, it is because of that emotion we are afraid to cry, it may make someone uncomfortable, some may not know how to react.
Dehumanizing ourselves to fit in, can be detrimental to our own health, I know this to be true.
I have amazing people in my circle, and when one of them vocalizes their sacred emotion of being scared, that shows true strength.
As we navigate our truth, we will encounter many people on our journey. When we see those around us who are hurting, reach out and check in with them. Just a question like How are you doing? Will go a long way.
Showing human decency can and will save a life.
Validate your feelings, feel your pain, honor your grief, and “to thine own self be true!” When we are impacted by the Dragon, and when that dragons’ fire has burned our chest and we are scarred with grief, we are not broken we are scarred.
Grief from the act of suicide is horrific, the impacts of PTSD is detrimental, we must continue to come together and let others know it’s okay to talk about what we are feeling. It is okay to use “ I feel “ statements.
I still feel the Dragons Fiery Breath on my chest, I know grief from my sons’ death by the act of suicide has stolen almost five years of my life, I know that I will continue to #KeepTalking! That is how we will break down the barriers to #StoptheStigma, and to Stop the Stigma, we must #StartTalking!
Reach out to others in need, of you are in need and can’t reach out - leave a little bit of room so we can reach in to help!