What is Power?

I read this poem today to a group of women. They totally loved it and see me leading women in the future. I totally see myself doing that to. I want to take everything that I have been through and help other survivors to heal. I want to educate people that do not understand.

Healing from Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress

Power is found in choice.
Power is found in joy.
Power is found strength.
Power is found in loving yourself and others.
Power is found in compassion for oneself and others.
Power is found in being with community and power with.
Power is found in sounding and taking up space.
Power is allowing yourself to observe without reacting.
Power is allowing your authentic self to be seen.
Power is in the ability to come back into your body.
Power is found in breathing deeply and being rooted.
Power is found is sharing what one senses.
Power is found in laughter.
Power is found in truly believing in oneself.
Power is being able to tell your truth even when your voice is shaking.
Power is found in being able to truly be there for another to listen to what he or she has to say.
Power is found in feeling to…

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Author: shellback0608

Julie "Jewels" is an Author, Poet, Nia Blue Belt, Green Belt, White Belt dance instructor, Reiki Jin Kei Do Energy Healer, and advocate. When she is not writing, you can find her learning new Nia routines, listening to healing music, taking photographs, playing with her dog and spending time with her friends and family.

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