I have suffered violence first hand, more than once.
Written: by Isira | Published: November 25, 2019
I have suffered violence first hand, more than once. I was raped and nearly murdered. I am just one of a multitude of women around the world.
It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
In Australia 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. Around 2.65 million (documented) Australian women have suffered a form of physical violence.
The impact of violence travels well beyond the event. Most women who experience abuse will suffer some form of mental health issue for the rest of their lives. And that stress will ripple out through their families and close communities. Not many are as blessed as I am to be free of the scars (emotional and physical) of such a trauma.
It was during the event of near murder that I experienced a direct and profound insight into the nature of violence and violation. I was able to see the root cause. As a result, the situation was ‘miraculously’ transformed. I have spoken about this on various occasions - if you’re interested there is a talk called ‘A miraculous Love’ in which I share an in-depth account.
Looking deeply into the underlying causes of violence in society is complex - but in critical need.
How do we not only ‘prevent’ violence, but create a society of individuals founded in the strength of peace and wellbeing? A society in which violence is less likely to emerge?
It starts at the beginning of our lives. It starts with a strong foundation of emotional intelligence and conscious awareness. If we are going to reduce violence in society we must begin to build a more conscious one - supported by conscious education.
It is up to us to prioritise the forms of education that equip us for the future, to know how to truly live, to be empowered happy, conscious individuals.
YOUR commitment to conscious evolution counts. It is making a world of difference (literally and figuratively)! Keep your sight high, your heart open, your soul strong and your consciousness connected.
Women, I am with you!
One Love, One Life.