Mommy Mantra emotional abuse liesThis Sunday’s Gospel‬ was the Transformation, then I found the picture I am commenting on, on my Sunday Facebook timeline. Emotional‬ abuse‬ CAN BE healed.  Transformation is possible.  Just as Peter saw Our Lord transformed, we too can become transformed.

These types of pictures, this one I have posted came from Mona Volla, MUST STOP being posted as if they are supportive. They are not! They are filled with lies!

A truth about me: as a young woman I had been raped three times, had a mental ill man stock me for years until he was arrested, grew up living in a home with emotional hurt. If I had not found my therapist I would not be here today. So this alone is evidence that the picture contains lies.

If we think of our fellow mothers, our follow Priest – Nurturer, Prophet – Teacher, Queen – Protector, who are dealing with children who are struggling with emotional abuse/hurt/imbalance: depression, anxiety, brain chemical imbalance; what do you think these young persons who are feeling such despair are going to do, feel, think when seeing “this supportive”, (LYING) picture: happy thoughts?! Supportive thoughts!? Encouraging thoughts!?

Those of us who, as mothers, who have walked through the same fire MUST be available to help, support and maybe even save a life. We must let our children, or our children’s friends who come to us because they feel THE POWER OF OUR HEALING, come to us for help, be that beacon of Mercy, Hope, Healing, Joy.

I know from my own history that there are scars, but they are now a part of me, give me strength, compassion, understanding. God has taken those scars and the WORK I did with my therapist, to create WITH me a new person: Priest, Prophet and Queen.

God DID NOT give me the abuse, He was there walking/working with me through the work, the pain, the transformation. I have more to give, more to share. It changed my trajectory of life. I became a social worker to help moms heal, than a spiritual director not only to help moms heal, but to show God’s Love, Grace, Healing; something I know helps in total healing. I have become Strong, Whole, Healed. I have been through the fire, I may have scars, but I am wonderful!

Something this picture DOES not seem to suggest will EVER happen!

Please find and go to a good therapist, also find a spiritual director to help with spiritual healing‬; these together will help to transform you, create you anew. If you are a mom of a hurting child please know  I am praying for you.  Know that I am here for you.

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Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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