Originally Posted 2/5/17
I have to admit that when I took this project on of the re-posting of "The Sessions " I didn't realize how much it would affect me. Almost 7 years ago and they still bring me to tears.
Dawn Kiss published a note.
March 8, 2010 ·
Please join me anytime on March 12th for our Friday Prayer Session...
This Friday, March 12th, I would like to touch on a subject that is often spoken of, but sometimes without full understanding. After last weeks prayer session that was offered for suicide, it has come to my attention that empowerment is the opposite of suicide. In suicide you give your power away for someone else to control you. In empowerment you honor your power. You honor who you are as you are and simply make a conscious effort to grow…to live…fully.
After focused prayer on suicide so much has come into light. I was given the realization that a suicide victim is a person, whether they die or not, that will stay a victim until they can turn the experience around and allow it to empower them. Suicide is the ultimate expression of giving our power away. We give it away to the person who makes us feel the worse about life. This is not a conscious act. We certainly do not do it on purpose. Yet in so many incidences we give away the one thing that we so desperately need…our power…our self respect.
Why do people want to commit suicide? Not because of who they are or aren't but because of what life is doing "to them". I attempted suicide, what seems like a lifetime ago, because I couldn't take anymore of the abuse from my ex....not because I wanted to die....but because I didn't have the strength to continue living as I was. A friend of mine was contemplating suicide because of the hell he was living in that was caused by his wife... not because of who he was or wasn't. Another friend wanted to "leave" because of the mental anguish he continuously lived in. Now all of us are fully living life again. It's all about "I'm worth more than this". Those that force people into a corner plant the idea in them that they are worthless and them dying would rid this world of useless people. It is all a form of control. When we see that we can't control how others act or treat us, but only how we respond to their actions we regain the desire to live and to live more fully. We take our power back. When we become fully empowered we have the desire and the ability to perform miracles within our lives. When I realized that I had given my power away I found the courage to leave an abusive situation. I knew I was worth more than what I was living.
Where the actions of another bring us down to thoughts of giving up on life. Empowerment enables us to live regardless of the situation we are living in. It gives us the strength to rise above the chaos and truly shine as who we are. This does not mean that it is an easy road we travel. It means that we are strong enough to Live. "I choose to LIVE"...several times over the years I have made that conscious decision. I empowered myself by committing myself to Life.
I ask you this week to take all people who are living within any form of oppression and lift them up into a state of Empowerment. Visualize them seeing themselves for who they truly are. Enable them to see their true self worth. Give them back their self respect. Give them back their dignity. Give them a new perspective on their situation, on themselves and on life. Empower their spirit to freely live.
This is a piece I wrote only a few years ago. This is when I first started understanding the full magnitude of empowerment. Thank you for allowing me to share it with you today and for joining me this week to offer Hope and Freedom to so many.
Emptiness come closer, please be a dear.
Allow me to look through your eyes to see crystal clear.
What is this that I am surrounded with,
this dark mist that smells like Death?
In the shadows I see glimpses of where you lurk,
your ugliness, your malice, your evil smirk.
Did you really think you could take my life?
Force me into being your twisted wife?
I would not fall for someone as you.
My world would be destroyed...shredded through and through.
My emotions are strong and close to the surface.
But they are honest and true...served with a purpose.
Why would I want to be Death's ugly bride
and extinguish God's Light and close up inside?
If this is what it takes to be accepted, then acceptance I deny.
I will stay as I am and I will tell you why.
Greed is my enemy. Vengeance my foe.
Lies are a poison. Hatred is toxic, this you should know.
None I would accept as a bridegroom of mine,
For all would fill Death's dance card just fine.
Surround me if you must, but know I am safe
for the Angels have taken me to a far better place.
Stay here if you will, inhaling Death's putrid breath.
In the hollow state you're in, you have nothing else left.
Cast off the mist and open your eyes.
Your own ignorance and disgust will be your demise.
Do as you will, but fully on your own.
For in God's loving arms is where I am home.
Created by: Dawn Ellen Kiss
Copyrighted: February 22, 2008