MY NAME IS SANDRA MARSHALL, AND TODAY LIFE CHANGES!
TODAY I BECOME A WARRIOR FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, FAIRNESS, REAL SUPPORT and FACILITATION OF EDUCATION!
THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE, YOU JUST HAVE TO PUT THE EFFORT IN!
NOTHING HAS TO STAY THE SAME FOREVER!
THE WORLD CAN CHANGE, YOU JUST HAVE TO CHANGE IT!
EVERYTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT IS DONE! (NELSON MANDELA)!
WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, IT’S TIME!
Yesterday, I heard some very sad news, yesterday a woman Lesley, in her thirties or forties died from an overdose, because, well we will never know the real answer to that. A woman who had suffered trauma and abuse all her adult life. A woman who fought a drug dependency for years and who I saw just two weeks ago, laughing, strong and happy as she graduated from rehab alongside my friend. She had a new flat, was going to a new life, had changed her life and was fighting hard with confidence. JUST WHAT HAPPENED. Within one week of her leaving the Rehab she is dead.
I know I will not wait any more, it is time for action!
DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE IN THREE ADULTS IN THE UK HAVE SUFFERED SOME FORM OF ABUSE BEFORE THE AGE OF 20?
Did you know that it is in the teenage years that the brain decides what is needed for the human body it inhabits to survive. Trauma and abuse at this age mean that the brain will see survival from these acts as the normal way of being for the body at a sub-conscious level. The brain becomes hyper-sensitive and sees danger, even where there is no danger.
IT TAKES AN EXTREMELY LONG TIME TO RE-EDUCATE YOUR BRAIN!
Do you know what we are doing to our teenage children now?
We expose them to NEGATIVE CONDITIONING, they are forced to live with unbelievable pressure and anxiety put on them by our way of living, our present society. It is too easy to brand someone a failure before they have ever had a chance. The unique individual talents and gifts that we all have are smothered under the fear that things might change if everyone is allowed free choice and development. Everyone is judged to be in one box or another because of where they came from or their “abilities”. We are conditioned to be afraid of this group because of where they come from or how they have to live. WHY?
We all belong to different clans and live segregated lives, WHY?
Can we not accept that we are as diverse in knowledge, ability, practicality, etc,
Can we not celebrate and love that diversity instead of being afraid of it.
Can we not negotiate ways of working together instead of being afraid of each other.
Can we give up this mantra of divide and conquer and I need more power and create a sensible decent environment for everyone to live.
Can we not cast our barometer to hope instead of fear.
There is much more to this than you think but it is better let out slowly than all in one outburst, and for the avoidance of doubt I am talking about the brain and not politics.
However, here’s a question for you. JUST ASK YOURSELF, DO I HAVE HOPE?
IN MEMORY OF LESLEY
As a young girl I imagine you playing with your friends
Being the leader, the caring one I see,
At School I imagine the clever shy girl
Loved by everyone
As a teenager, trying hard, A young woman crying in pain
Made to feel worthless, useless, time and again
Looking for love that would mend everything
Caring and loyal, fighting hard to the end
Trying to break free
For your children, for your grand-child,
Putting a brave face on everything, so hard
To find the light at the end of that long dark road.
But you, you are the strong one who succeeded
You did it, with bravery, sensitivity, a lot of laughter and tears.
You broke the devil’s bonds
The joy, strength, love in your heart
Showed through everything on that day 4th May 2017.
Although I only knew you for a few minutes, a few seconds in life
I will always remember that moment and the inspiration that shone in your face.
The shame of shames,
That there was no-one there, to help you through at the end
God bless you always Lesley, I will not forget that smile
With love from Sandra Marshall
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