I propose to you that forgiving my abuser is about making me feel better. About allowing me to tap back into my joy.
When I refuse to forgive I hold myself Captive to them and I give up my power.
When I let go and forgive it is for me alone.
How do I make sure I am not abused again?
I know I am safe because I kept only the lesson from the past. The trauma wrote a lesson on my soul that I will never release. I will forever know that lesson and I vow to use that lesson when necessary.
I am not the younger version of me who was abused. I am a wiser person who can self protect in a gentle and kind way while demanding respect for me. I am not afraid of my abusers any more; I don’t need to be.