I believe there are certain principles to life. Good, solid principles about the way the Universe works. When in alignment of these principles, there is a sense of comfort, continuation and hope internally despite whatever external circumstances may prevail.
For those who have suffered abuse, the messages received have been training in flaunting these Universal principles. ( By “abuse” I am not simply referring to spousal abuse or abuse of children. You can be abused at work, as well as home. Sometimes entire situations are abusive, for example, as in war and control by regimes and so on.)
Where the Universe works on love, you learned fear.
Where the Universe works on freedom, you learned bondage.
Where the Universe works on hope, you learned fearful anticipation.
Where the Universe works on rhythm, you learned discord.
Where the Universe works on truth, you learned denial.
Where the Universe works on continuity, you learned chaos.
Where the Universe works on creativity, you learned destruction.
Where the Universe works on encouragement, you learned belittlement.
Where the Universe works on empathy, you learned cruelty.
Where the Universe work on trust, you learned second-guessing.
Where the Universe works on balance, you learned extremism.
You learned all of this and more at the hands of your abuser.
For all this time, you have been swimming upstream of how the Universe works
and you have been trying to get home ever since.
Is it any wonder you feel tired, distraught and at wit’s end?
Swimming upstream does not change the direction of the current. For once, stop and rest, and let the current turn you around in alignment with the principles, I know your Heart holds so dear.
Abuse always leaves its mark. Sometimes it is difficult to remember our true selves and what beliefs we hold are true when confronted with the manipulation and terror of abuse.
Abuse tried to teach you horrible lessons, but you know better. I know you do.