I have always loved this quote by Mahatma Gandhi. Admittedly, I didn't really understand how I was going to do that..be the change I wanted to see... when I was younger. And truthfully, I didn't care as much as I should have back then.
But all of that changed as I became a parent of highly sensitive kids, as I awakened to my own intuitive gifts, and as I learned that I was an unfortunate member of the childhood sexual abuse survivor club.
As the founder of The Little Light Project, I'm asked a lot what we do and who we help. Well, turns out, we help others who are just like me. But little did I know that, as we're helping others, I'm also learning to heal myself. It's a funny place to be sitting sometimes. The place of the "assumed expert" because I founded LLP, although it's never a title I placed on myself. I'm just a person who was looking for answers and options to cope and to heal and when I found it to be really tough to find balanced holistic services, I figured why not start it myself.
I was so naive back then. I had no idea how much healing I had to left to do. Still have left to do. But I can honestly say if it weren't for The Little Light Project and the amazing volunteers, I wouldn't be healing as much as I am, especially with regards to my childhood sexual abuse memories that resurfaced about a year ago. It was the combination of alternative therapies like intuitive readings and hypnotherapy coupled with traditional talk therapy that has helped me understand who I am and how I was changed by what I experienced. As a survivor who repressed the memories of sexual abuse I endured as a tiny child (ages 3-6), it's hard to distinguish what is truly my innate personality and what reactions/actions are coping mechanisms I've developed over the years. I couldn't do any of this without the help from many healers and certified professionals. Many of whom I met while going through my own healing and then asked to join our team at LLP.
My main objective with sharing this tonight is to say thank you. Thank you for supporting programs we offer free of charge to anyone who needs help. We can't do it without you. While we do have experts on our team, we are also comprised of many volunteers who are also healing and growing. Together, we can help those who come to us and those who volunteer their services.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. We can't wait to share new events, offerings, and services in the new year!
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