Wounded Children

*Emotionally deep. Some words may trigger regarding past or present abuse.*
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Are the wounded children of the world
ever truly free of their pain
or ever fully whole?
The answer, my friends,
sadly is no
yet, those of us who choose LOVE
instead of the horror
we knew as children
can and do live Life
with passion, happiness, and laughter
paramount in our Hearts.
This is our way of saying NO
to the destroyer we met as children.

MF Macro Photography/ “Wounded Children” 2015©AmyRose

I chose a Daylily for this post because this flower only blooms for one day, yet within that one day She is able to put so much Power into opening that bud to display Perfection.  A Daylily is not given much to create such Perfection, but yet She does so, displaying in one day Beauty that transcends time. Being given only one day in which to flower, gives us the incentive to keep on flowering despite the shortcomings we ourselves were given as children.

88 thoughts on “Wounded Children

    1. Oh, Ann!!! Thank you so much!!! I’ve gone through another shift in my healing journey, and these words I did hear so I wrote them down. Validation is a big part of setting yourself free. Bless you for the feedback!!!! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Tears with (((HUGS)))!!!! Bless you for your comment!!! This week has been huge for me in the letting go of another layer. Yes, we truly are survivors!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  1. This is such a beautiful flower, the color is so deep and the petals are so silky. Surely this is would send a message of hope for the children. Your post reminds me of the song “Hell is For Children” by Pat Benatar. Do you know it?

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    1. If I heard it I probably would, Marissa. I really try staying away from songs with lyrics like that. I have learned to surround myself with music that is uplift and comforting. I’m really glad you enjoyed this Perfection of a flower that lives in my front garden. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Well, I will spare you the posting of the video. I sometimes do that but then the video is just so large in the comments and we wouldn’t want anything competing with your lovely images. And yes, this is absolute perfection!

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  2. That were wonderful words. I always love the awareness that we ourselves need to free us. Because what is over is only a limiting thought which we have to eleminate or to shift. Not always easy but so simple at the same time.

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    1. To me it is not simple, Erika, for to even find those elusive apsects of ourselves that were created from out of violence, and recognizing them, takes much effort. I am getting better at seeing patterns before they slip away. Our subconscious is very complex, and to have experienced vile abuse as children, those events are stored in our minds/bodies in the most bewildering ways sometimes. Since my NDE in 1984, I’ve walked the Path of Healing. And still today I am releasing. When children especially in their formative years, are denied the basics and at the same time abused, the results are sick adults. I am choosing HEALTH in all ways within me. Thank you for your comment, and I hope I have shed a little more Light on how hard I have worked to bring awareness to myself. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. Those experiences are deeply roote. That’s why it is so difficult grab them. And very often we discover that we only picked the leaf and not the root. I did not mean it is easy to handle it. I meant the principle was simple. But it is difficult to apply it, since those violendes and abuses are stored (as you say) in our subconsciousness. Only when we can let them come up to the surface we can work on that. Because they lead us back to the root. Sorry, just a picture which appeared. I did not mean to underestimate the problem. I am sorry, if it turned out that way. Big hugs, Amy.

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      2. Oh, Erika, it is just the case of language misunderstanding, that is all. Nothing to be sorry about. Yes the principal is simple, I really agree, yet applying it is very challenging, and sometimes near impossible. Yet anyone with enough determination to be free of the destroyer, sets eyes upon the goal …. butterflies and LOVE. 🙂 (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Oh, Melissa, you have got tears stinging my eyes. What words to read … they make me breathless. Thank YOU for BEing such a beautiful woman and such a great Soul. You truly are wonderful … I really HOPE you know it. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  3. Beautiful Amy. To see a beautiful rose or flower in full bloom and never know it was at one time under the dirt of someone else’s feet. You have such a way, such a gift. The beauty of your photographs literally radiate because of the woman who is creating them and what is at the center of her (your) eye. You are precious my Amy🌹

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    1. I have read your comment several times and every time, tears have come to my eyes. To know I am being seen, through my flowers, brings such JOY to my Heart. I was not seen in my beginnings, regardless of what I did. To have that fulfillment today, to be really seen for who I am, brings me to my knees in such deep Gratitude. I am so touched by your comment in such deep depths of my BEing, I honestly do not have words to tell you. Know, my friend, that this day, you have embraced the child with Love, with great clarity. You see my Soul, my Heart, my All. Blessed art you for Blessing me to my Core. I give you my Love, your Sister of Light, Amy ❤

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  4. You have given me great hope for someone very close to my heart. Your beautiful words give strength to the victims by affirming their goodness and imprinting that NO in their minds. Thank you.

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    1. Julie, please have your friend read my work. So much of it has messages of HOPE, encouragement, Truth, self-empowerment. It is not an easy road to walk from abuse, for the damage that was created goes deep. I am so honored and so touched that through my Life, my pain, I am able to reach out and give HOPE to someone else. May you BE Blessed, and may the Angels bring you a Gift today as a way of giving back what you have given me. Thank you, Julie. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Oh, Eliza!!!! Your words touch me letting me feel your Love. Thank you, my friend, for the encouragement. I’ve been on this most challenging road since 1984 after a NDE. The painful layers that are peeled off, are at times excrutiating yet the results are always more lightness, more freedom, more gaining back what was ripped from me. To be able to share my journey and to reach out to others as I do, is what my Life is all about. I hope to be an example for those who suffer to see that when you make the conscious choice to life LOVE, determined to heal from the abuse that was done to your innocence, then it is really possible to heal. Bless you, Eliza!!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  5. Our past can cause pain, but we can overcome it. We will never be the same as those who did not suffer that way, but if we lean on Mother we will shine beautifully. I love Day Lily!

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  6. Beautifully captured photo of this flower Amy 🙂 Your words resonated with me as I am working with my inner child and being more aware of whether i’m reacting and showing up in life as my wounded child or my adult self. It’s an interesting path and I am approaching it with curiosity. Sending much love, Lisa

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    1. Lisa, I wish you only the greatest of success. This journey is a very challenging one, yet when the dust settles, it is so rewarding. I encourage you to keep going, to be more aware, and to allow your inner child to PLAY. This is where a LOT of healing comes from. Play. Who would have thought? (smile) Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Lisa, we are all guilty of not playing enough. Life as an adult has SO many responsibilities, yet IF we don’t make time for play, no one else will. You should have seen me crawling on the ground last evening in a huge colony of mushrooms with yes, camera in hand. I was covered from top to toe to guard against mud and mosquitoes, squirming along on the ground like a snake. LOL I had a blast!!! Then I remembered I am allergic to mold (fungi) when this morning I had cement in my sinuses. Too funny. I did get some amazing shots and while I did, I PLAYED. 🙂 ❤

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  7. Amy, you mention hurt and pain on other posts. Each time my heart aches and I want to fly back in time and help you to escape, to protect you. I worked for only 18 months as a child advocate at battered women’s shelter called the Lighthouse on Lancaster, Ohio. I worked with 150 children. I wrote a pamphlet about inappropriate touches and I used simple little critters. I called it “Nutmeg and Cinnamon.” One had a mother who slapped her, another a daddy who would pull up her nightgown. The pamphlet was sent out to publishers but whether it ever does, the best thing was I saved a few children with individual dollhouse play with family member dolls and with this book opened up sharing.
    I wrote a 60 page Grant for funding so the children’s program would get state funding. Senator Branstool allowed me to come to a subcommittee and present it. All battered women’s shelters have better funding as a result.
    Unfortunately, while in this position, I went to 3 big corporations in Lancaster and askedUnited Way donors to put “children’s funds” in memo oN their check or specify tbrought pay check donations. I wore a name tag. A man came to our rental place, sidewalk and while I was running upstairs to grab something a man came to my door with my two children holding them and asking for the anonymous location of the Lighthouse. Apparently, my R. Crain in phone book let him easily find me. (I even joked so anyone could learn my name when I said “Robin Crain, 2 birds in one name”.) So naive of me!
    The lady landlord saw this man since she lived downstairs and called police. They did a kidnapping (now called child endangerment report) so he never did get overnight visitation with his children due to his aggressive behavior.
    My other story which firmly closed the door on my interest in a legal career advocating for children was when a woman escaped with her 4 kids and we would not let her appear in court for several different cases which were open against her husband.
    Darn it, she was served with “contempt of court” papers. We were standing on the Logan County Courthouse steps and her estranged husband was approaching us, in custody, wearing handcuffs. He twisted somehow around in a quick motion and grabbed with his handcuffed hand the gun from sheriff who was bringing to court and shot Debby 4 times. (2 in head so she instantly became sadly a “vegetable.”) My parents wrote letters to all major Ohio papers saying Judge Johnson was to blame. She lived in a nursing home, 2 kids placed in foster care, 2 were adopted. I packed up everything after these 3 horrific events in one month, took my kids to whisper sweet words of love in Debby’s ears whike she was on life support. Telling her we loved her.
    My kids went to the shelter those months and we had taken Debby’s twin 4 year old boys home many times in the 9 months she had been there. The older kids grew up okay, oldest boy went to college and oldest sexuality abused daughter got married to a cop. You are welcome to edit or delete this but wanted to share how really understand and wish I could help eradicate all kinds of abuse. The follow up story of Ransom Staley escaping a minimum security jail is another statewide story. By Debby not being killed he did not get murder charges. . . And some idiot woman pen pal helped him to make it from Ohio to Nevada before he was apprehended. Moving to Delaware, Ohio was the best thing I ever did. Staying home and babysitting for nearly 9 years was my 2nd best life choice. 2 of 3 kids live here with 6 kids (son has a combo family pack 🙂

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  8. Robin, I have the chills. And I am in tears. I consider you a hero for trying to take a stand and help those who are so hurt. I turn to Love and Truth as my way of helping those who are hurt here at Petals and in my personal Life as well, unable to actually go to the means as you did, for being present to those who are being abused, would be too difficult for me. The horror of abuse does not leave when children grow up. I’ve had to learn how to face my demons, face my own darkness, and to forgive those who acted towards me as no child should ever experience. Of course abuse followed me into my adult years and I exhibited all kinds of behaviors that only when it comes down to it, were running away from the dragons and looking for Love in all the wrong places. My NDE in 1984 changed everything. I at that point in my Life began the Journey of Healing. I’m still on that Road, my friend, yet have achieved great success in healing so much so, that now I am able to reach out to others with a healing hand. I’m still not able to get involved personally, and as it is, my empathic nature makes it very challenging at times with what I do here through Petals. I really have to make sure I recharge and renew in Mother, in just chilling, being with my cats.
    No, I will not delete this comment. It is well deserving to be seen. I do Love you, Robin!!! You are truly a heroess in my eyes!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. Amy, thsnk you for giving me this hinorable label.I was not trying to tell you so you would find a hero in me. Because as you demonstrate in an open, loving and sincere way: We are all heroes in one way or another.
        Your blog has reached many more people through an anonymous way, to allow hurt souls to umburden their hearts and become neatly whole again
        You made a very important point there about no one completely healing. Your Empath training shines like a beacon in a pitch black night, guiding lost ones home to rest and renew here in your garden of beautiful roses and other flowers. I liked the purple daisy kind of flower, on the other post. It was so cheery! 🙂 ♡

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      2. Amy, thank you for giving me this honorable label.I was not trying to tell you so you would find a hero in me. Because as you demonstrate in an open, loving and sincere way: We are all heroes in one way or another.
        Your blog has reached many more people through an anonymous way, to allow hurt souls to unburden their hearts and become nearly whole again
        You made a very important point here about no one completely healing. Your Empath training shines like a beacon in a pitch black night, guiding lost ones home to rest and renew here in your garden of beautiful roses and other flowers. I liked the purple daisy kind of flower, on the other post. It was so cheery! 🙂 ♡

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      3. Robin, I honestly do not know what to say in reply to this. You give me too much credit, for what I do is follow the Path of my Heart. How can I not reach out to those who are hurting, for it is the most natural thing for me to do. For many years I could not see why a God who is naught but Love, allow me to be born in a family that did not know what Love was. Now I see, my friend, for that experience is my foundation of understanding others’ pain. You cannot understand unless you live that experience. And yes I had choices to make on how to live the rest of my life, and believe me, I made many many errors of judgment, yet it was from out of nothing I made those choices. A person is not able to live what that person was not taught. My gratefulness to God knows no limits, for it is only through Him and the Spirit that I learned what Love is. I also learned how to heal the dark and turn it into Golden Light.
        My Heart is SO touched by all you have said here. I am not alone in what I do for it is God’s Love, Source, that I am guided in all I do. I am the messenger, my friend. Yes I have talent, oh yes! But I have chosen even with this aspect of my Life to help others and to celebrate LIFE, LOVE, TRUTH, BEAUTY in hopes that I may weave beautiful strands of Light into a world that is so desperately in need of Light.
        May God Bless you for really Blessing me when I read this. I have read your words several times, really not knowing how to respond, and yet when I began to write back to you, my hands developed a life of their own and just wrote what you are now reading. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart for working on yourself in order for you to have Eyes of Love. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. That is good ‘ol WP, for you, Amy. Please don’t worry. I’ve not been blogging or posting. I’ve been pulling one of my cats out of crisis. I thought yesterday I would be putting her down today. She turned around this morning. Went in to the Vet, and bloodwork was drawn. Her kidneys are now beginning to fail due to one of her meds she takes for her Heart. You really do not want to know what I think about medicine right now. WHY make drugs that have these horrible side effects, so much so that they will end up killing you?
      Anyways … I don’t know when I will be jumping back in. I’m still so busy in Life and very very tired. Thank you, my friend, for stopping by and “catching up”. It means a lot to me!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  9. I read this when you first posted it but could not comment then, my Internet connection wasn’t strong enough. I find this breathtaking. Not just the physical beauty but the whole concept that we don’t need much time or much of anything to create beauty and put it out into the world. All we need is love & determination. And I love how you are able to use this flower as a reminder/teacher of that lesson. I’m always keeping my mind open to what things in each day can teach/remind me and how I can share it with others. Also, I’m shocked that there’s a flower that only blooms for one day! That’s amazing! Thank you for sharing!! ❤ 😀

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