TIME TO SHARE THE STORY
Hey guys, so I started a series on my new YouTube channel called Care Experienced. Over the years, whenever I am in a brief conversation about my background I always get asked “What was it like being in foster care?”, followed by the comment “Wow. You don’t seem like someone who has had such experiences. You raised yourself well!” I have always found that comment partially patronising yet sweet. My recent understanding of generational curses and trauma has a tremendous influence on why I have decided to talk.
What is raising yourself well? I will address this in a future video. For now, I wanted to point out that life isn’t a race because we don’t know how long we have to live. I have worked with people who have experienced other forms of hardships and are still figuring it out. There is no time limit on healing or maturing.
I used to be ashamed of my upbringing. In fact, earlier in the year I had a dream about how being omissive of my experience was creating a barrier in one of my personal relationships. I had always found it easy to discuss in passing, but I often avoided going into details about my estrangement so I wouldn’t be pitied.
The call to share my story came, as I mentioned in a previous post, during meditation in November 2019. Though it has been many months since then, I have been able to sit with my beginning and unfold what I wish to share. In the 6-part Care Experienced series, I will cover topics such as the highlights and downfalls of my experience, tips for carers, resources for those in need of emotional support, and how such a story can be empowering.
I hope what I share will be of value to you or someone in your life that needs to hear it. Check out my first video below and subscribe to my channel to be notified when the next video goes up.
Sending you love & blessings always 🌹