When abuse lasts a lifetime, it leaves jagged scars and oozing wounds. These days, she mostly stays inside the house because her heart hurts so badly. She was sexually abused by multiple relatives throughout her childhood. She was called every vile name, and labeled a “witch” because of her red hair. Her own mother never protected her and instead chose to physically and emotionally abuse her at every opportunity. Even though she’s now grown, her family continues to hurt her, both in actions and words.
Despite it all, she has never allowed them to touch the best part of her. She has broken the cycle of abuse with her own daughter. Her daughter describes her as “very loving” and “always forgiving”. Her daughter wants her to be happy and she loves her mom fiercely!
Rhodochrosite is one of the best stones to help a person heal from the ravages of abuse. Its sweet energy vibrates with unconditional love and compassion, not just for others, but also for ourselves. It helps us to acknowledge and release pain that is trapped inside us and to recognize the lies we have been taught to believe. It helps us to let go of shame and guilt and to refuse to allow anyone to steal our Light. Rhodochrosite also has a very happy energy, encouraging us to go outside, play and have some fun. To see the beauty all around us and to know that we are a part of it, and that we are safe and we are loved. To know that whatever wrongs may have been done to us by other people, we have the power to live well, to love gently and to be the bigger, better person.
If you have read this far, please send some Loving Light to this woman, and to all those who are or have been in similar situations.