Do We Really Understand What This Means????

 

 This is a picture of me as a child when the abuse from the man who became my stepfather first occurred. Do you see the innocence shared in this child’s face? Do you see the sparkling young girl who is waiting to bloom? This child died!!!!

In the very midst of the Sandusky Trial, I have to wonder if we really appreciate what this means? This is a Voice Awakening Event for all who are survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. This trial will represent what our future in the battle to end this abuse will be. We can now step forward without shame or fear and speak out about the abuses we have endured.

There are literally millions of us walking about in this world each day. We carry these deep dark secrets of our past, hoping that no one sees what disgusting acts we have had to commit and accept in order to get through our days. We were children who wanted to run and play with our friends. We tried to do our homework and pay attention in our classes. We cried in silence as the evil acts destroyed our souls.

This is the time that I am asking all survivors of abuse to pull together on the internet and within our own community; this is the time to speak about the secrets we have kept. Remember that these are not good secrets!!! These are black ugly secrets that have trapped us in a world separate from our true happiness. You can now face yourself in the mirror and utter the voice of your child.

I am at a new place in my life now after sharing my voice to help support and empower other survivors of abuse, both child abuse & domestic violence. I lived that ugly life of a continued acceptance of the cruelty that was taught to me as a child. I have made the mistakes of a woman and mother in this continued pattern of life. It is the deep dark secrets that move forward with us and will sneak out at times to effect and destroy all that is good in our world. Since I published my own true horror story of a lifetime spent in abuse, have learned the power of releasing these secrets.

My life has been renewed in many ways. First and foremost is the repair of the relationship between myself and my children. My eyes now can see the wonderful blessings I have been given and appreciate the peace that continues to grow within. I encourage all survivors of abuse to please now take this opportunity. You do not have to go public with your ugly secrets. You only have to admit them to yourself. You only have to look in the mirror and finally say, “I was sexually abused as a child.” That is the most powerful beginning one can offer you. This trial will give many the courage to speak out publicly, but most important is simply admitting it to yourself. Embrace the child that still lives within and holds these secrets with her mouth held tight. Allow this child to finally breathe and give her the voice that was taken.

You are a beautiful rose waiting to bloom. Take this amazing chance and comfort that child within. Let her see the love & safety around her. Let her see where her life is at now and where it can go in the future. Be empowered and encouraged to join with other survivors and take a stand to protect the children of our next generation. Be part of this wonderful journey.

I beg you to please share this blog with others. Please let everyone know that this is our chance to speak without shame or blame; to finally remove the stain of silence that has been forced upon us. Join me and encourage those around you to give voice to these ugly vicious crimes; the crimes that destroy not only your life, but also affect the live’s of our children and grandchildren.

We all deserve to have roses in our garden of life. Please do not keep these secrets of silent destruction. Share them as we support all who come forward. Justice is a voice we all deserve!!!!

Blessings of Love & Light

Patricia A. McKnight

Author/Survivor/Advocate/Support Grp Mngr/BTR Host & Exec. Dirctr.

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June Line Up for Dreamcatchers Blog Talk Radio

Dreamcatchers For Abused Children

Blog Talk Radio

June Guests & Special Shows

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Please join with me and the amazing team at Dreamcatchers as we welcome this month’s wonderful guests. There are just a couple that we are welcoming back who we had problems with their previous broadcast or there was more to their story. I hope that all of you will join in the shows, grab the knowledge and empowerment from our guests, then pass this forward to share with others. Our programs always depend on your involvement and your voice. Please call in to (9178)932-1132 to speak with me live and watch for those Facebook Event Invitations that I send to each on my friends list.

Here’s Our Line Up!!!

Wednesday, June 6th – Survivor/Author/Advocate  

 Mr. Jan L. Frayne – Sharing his amazing story of survival from child abuse “Beyond Survivor – Rising Out of the Ashes of Childhood Abuse”

Thursday, June 7th –  Author/Advocate/Blog Talk Host

Ms. Julie Federico w/ her two wonderful children’s books

“Some Parts are not for Sharing” & “Anger is Ok – Violence is Not”

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June 10th thru the 16th – I will be out-of-town, not broadcasting. Still pending as to whether we will have another host step in to share with you.

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Monday, June 18th – Forensic Nurse Exmnr, Ms. Charla Jamerson

joining to talk about the expectations for a victim of Sexual Assault.

Wednesday, June 20 – Award Winning Free Lance Author/Editor –

 Ms. Paula Felps – Also a Sexual Abuse Survivor w/ her organization Sexual Abuse Resource Network

Thursday, June 21st – Survivor/Author/Advocate Ms. Angelica Harris

Ms. Harris is a return guest to complete her very powerful story that is now a memoir to her survival through abuse & domestic violence.

Wednesday, June 27 – Survivor/Artist – Ms. MaryAnn Gougler

Ms. Gougler will be sharing her story and the power of healing through art therapy.

Thursday, June 28 – Ms. Mandy Troutan

Survivor/Author comes to join us; sharing the release of her new novel; “Maybe Today”.

All of the specifics on each guest and our discussions will be shared on the Facebook Event Invitations. Please join in for the wonderful information these guests have to share. I am honored to host this awesome line up of Survivors/Authors/Advocates/Artist who will share their knowledge and survival with you. You too deserve to be the blooming beautiful rose as intended. Remember child abuse changes the person we were meant to be so that we can survive, but in healing we learn to put the pieces of our soul back together and grow in the light to lead others.

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Patricia A. McKnight

Exec. Director & Host

Survivor/Author/Advocate

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children