That is my favorite quote ever. It always inspired me in my challenging moments since I was a teenager.
Thing is I never truly understood how deep its meaning actually is until a few months ago. It was obvious that Love was stronger than Evil and that we needed to love one another instead of being at war… That’s the most elementary lesson we all learn since we are kids.
What I missed is that this message isn’t only applicable in relationships with others, but most importantly in our relationship with ourselves.
Working with women who lost all sense of self-love due to traumatic abusive relationships, I couldn’t but notice that the true devil they needed to fight wasn’t their (ex-)partner but really the inner wounds and destructive beliefs they had within themselves.
I’m talking about the fears, the panic attacks, the anxiety… All these elements that control them. These are the devils, the inner demons, the real ones they need to conquer.
“Will anyone ever love me?”
“Is it true that I’m not good enough?”
“Will I end up alone?”
The list is endless.
Only one way to deal with this specific form of PTSD. Only one thing can heal them: SELF-LOVE.
These women need to fall in love with themselves again. They need to meet the woman they see in the mirror, see her beauty, her qualities, her potential, her awesomeness but also accept her flaws, her fears and her weaknesses because they make her even more amazing.
Once they can embrace EVERY ASPECT of their identity and cherish their wounds as much as their talents they will be able to overcome their devils.
Nothing resist Love. It is the most healing and nurturing energy.
Love yourselves ladies!
By Michèle Jabre