Super Hero Power (via Committed to Freedom’s Blog)

I found a great post today. It started off cute and funny talking about sci-fi movies and super heroes. But it turned into something much more profound and moving. A story about struggles and survival, full of wisdom for those of us who have lived through trauma.

“Abuse survivors and Ralph Hinkley have a great deal in common. The fact that you’ve made it this far is a testimony to your strength, resilience, resourcefulness, and spirit! You have courage and power – power gifted to you by the Spirit of God. The challenge, for you, is to learn what that means and how to use it on your journey beyond abuse. Particularly in the early stages of recovery, you may feel as if you’re crashing more than landing on your feet or hurling through the air like a dodo bird rather than soaring like an eagle.”

Thanks Sally for reminding us that we may all struggle, but we can all fly!

So sing! Sing at the top of your lungs: “Believe it or not, I’m walkin’ on air, I never thought I could be so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not, it’s just me!”

Super Hero Power I’m a sucker for really bad science fiction. Not the “slasher-demon-possessed-slimy-monsters” kind of sci-fi, but the “this-is-so-bad-it’s-great!” kind. You know, the kind where you can see the strings that hold up the “flying saucers” as they whiz past the camera? Classics like “Santa Clause Conquers the Martians” or “Attack of the Killer Tomato.” My love of silly sci-fi was gratified recently, when an all-day marathon of the 1980’s TV series “G … Read More

via Committed to Freedom’s Blog

~ by After Silence on July 8, 2010.

2 Responses to “Super Hero Power (via Committed to Freedom’s Blog)”

  1. Thanks for your kind words. Using our voices – it is a VERY important key to recovery from trauma. Keep using yours! Keep singing the theme song! Peace, Sallie Culbreth

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