Updated: Nov 19, 2020
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”
— unknown author
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Sometimes an experience is so intense and overwhelming there are just no words.
You bear the weight of its impact in silence. But at what cost the silence?
And is your pain less significant if your story is not told?
Can you find someone who can hold the space and hear you, so your resilience can return?
Someone who’ll ‘bear witness’ to the aching pain still held within?
We can ‘bear witness’, to those who hold unbearable pain, in the telling of their untold stories. Our presence can be enough. As a friend or in giving counsel.
And as the sharing unfolds, the trauma can release in its own time.
You’ve been heard. Without judgement by an unconditional heart.
In safe and sacred space.
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‘A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.’ — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Holding The Space
Your memories now in safekeeping in the warm heart of your witness. This validation of your history is vital medicine for your healing.
Your story will live through all space and all time now it’s held in the heart of another.
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Copyright 2020 © Julie Von Nonveiller Cairnes. All rights reserved.
I first published this in MEDIUM on Mar 25 2020, and on FB a few years prior.
None of my messages are about other people (ie 'celebrities' and so on) - no matter what they might think - these come from me, to you my friend, for your soul upliftment