Being & Becoming by Tracy McCauley

April 7, 2020
Being & Becoming by Tracy McCauley

 

As a conqueror of domestic violence for me being and becoming has been a journey of discovering who I was created to be.  Being and becoming is and has been a lifelong process of truth, peace, and freedom,  When I think of being, it takes me back to the beginning process of my healing where I had to learn how to function outside of my “norm” which for so long had been my abusive relationship.  I had to be intentional daily about changing my thoughts about who I was, because the abusive relationship lowered my self-esteem and caused me to be insecure.  Once I started the process of Being, I embraced the woman I saw in the mirror and understood her worth and value did not come from a man that abused and mistreated her but it came from the one who created her. I discovered freedom, freedom to be me without the guilt or shame of trying to be who someone else wanted me to be.  It was the absolute best feeling in the world!  Being your authentic self allows you to walk in a place of honor, honoring your creator and honoring your worth and value. Being has allowed me to become powerful, fearless and excited to help others do the same.

 

In love and peace

Tracy McCauley

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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