April 2018 And He Restoreth My Soul Project Honored Survivors of Dissociative Identity.
I am overjoyed, and humbled by the response to the 2018 Dissociative Identity Disorder Campaign presented by And He Restoreth My Soul Project! You never know what will happen when you don’t follow the mainstream line of communication, but I’m glad about the decision made to tap into the Trauma when the results are Dissociative Identity Disorder. Thank YOU!
I want to thank the new followers who joined during the campaign! And all of the likes received both through the website as well as on the various other media outlets used by And He Restoreth My Soul Project! Thank YOU!
I love Linkedin! Throughout the years I’ve sponsored a website most of the professional contributors are Linkedin users. Thank you for your words and service to the people you are helping to work through Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Contributing Professionals are as follows:
Dr. Laura Astorian, Patrick Purcell, MSW, Dr. Roland Bal, Esther Giller, and Dr. Joyce M. Kelly.
I can’t imagine the horror of the abuse that you endured and now survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I really don’t have the words to express my heart to you for the privilege to publish your personal stories and display your artwork on And He Restoreth My Soul Project. I want you to know your story touched many of our followers and readers. From the bottom of my heart, Thank YOU!
Truddi and Kari Truddi Chase
Kari, Thank you, for telling your story about growing up with Truddi and the Troops. You may never know how many people you are helping. Thank YOU!
Your progress is exciting. You are giving hope to others who are survivors. More so, the trust you have earned to be the driver and leader of your bus. It is a blessing!
Harli Tree from Haril Tree Creations
Harli Tree from Harli Tree Creations. Thank you, for giving And He Restoreth My Soul Project permission to use your beautiful art. You are to be commended for teaching other women who have been sexually abused about how art can be used as a path to healing. Thank YOU! (The two pictures on the left in the above collage are by Haril Tree)
Ending April 2018 Campaign
The words of Judy Castelli and the prayer by Thomas Merton resonate with me as I write the closing letter, and I want to share their words with you.
We survived to tell the story. Our story. Our broken lives are proof of what child abuse does to children unseen and unheard. We are proof that the destruction endures well beyond childhood. And we are proof of the resilience of children, the ability of the mind to heal, the heart to heal, the soul to heal, and people lost to find their way back to life, to live.
“It is not easy. It is worth it. There are children for whom we speak, who are yet unseen,
unheard. Our collective voices multiplied again and again will be heard, stronger than any-one voice. Our voices will be carried by an angry and loud wind so that no man, no woman, no child will have to suffer alone and unseen, without hope, and in silence.
We hear you. We see you. We believe you. We know you are not bad. You did not do anything. You certainly did not do anything to deserve what was done to you in childhood. It is right that you survived. It is right that you live today. It is right that you grow to be happy and whole. You will survive this. It is for you to survive. It is a part of you. More than anything else, it is who you are. It is right, finally, that you live, alive and in life fully and completely.”
Thoughts In Solitude 1958 by Thomas Merton
“My Lord God I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that my desire to please you does, in fact, please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
From Judy Castelli’s words springs a promise and a desired future, and from Thomas Merton’s prayer speaks to desire and trust.
Thank you! for making the month of April 2018 special as And He Restoreth My Soul Project Honored Survivors of Dissociative Identity.
I Serve at the pleasure of God!
Darlene J. Harris
The Professionals Profiles are on Linkedin
Laura Astorian, Ph.D.
Patrick Purcell LMFT
Esther Giller, Sidran
Roland Bal, Ph.D.
Joyce M Kelly, Ph.D
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