Tonite it the Community Assembly on Domestic Violence in the Afrikan Community. My hope is that those who can show up and give their opinion on the issue of family violence in our community. Don't leave it up to the police, the government and other outside institutions to end it - because the only people that can change this issue for the better is us. We need to come together with solutions that will address our particular issues and resolve problems in a way serves our specific needs.
Many Sistahs do NOT call the police (I did not) because we don't want to send our husband, boyfriend and/or children's father to jail - to be another Brothah in jail. Sistahs often use informal networks such as spiritual centers, friends and family. It is critical that all of us UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES if we are to help each other. Domestic Violence can be physical, psychological and verbal.Someone suffering from abuse may not have outward scars or black eyes. Often abusers punch their victims in places that will be covered up with clothing, often abusers are using manipulation, threats of harm, economic violence and verbal put downs. Some Sistahs also live with an abuser and a GUN in the household. If you know of someone that needs help - it is best to access the situation carefully. Approach them about your concerns when you are sure the suspected abuser is not around. Lend an ear - sometimes just listening is the best help of all. If there is an emergency situation please call 911. You can always call an organization that helps victims of intimate violence to get resources and learn more about what you can do to help. A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO DO HELP!
DAY 35 (write it down, meditate and journal your thoughts)
35. Money is not my supply. No person, place or condition is my supply. My awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the all-providing activity of the Divine Mind within me is my supply. My consciousness of this Truth is unlimited, therefore, my supply is unlimited.