I was just clicking around the internet from my facebook page: Peace-Love-Happiness, to find like-minded facebook pages when I came upon the Joyful Heart Foundation’s page, which led me to their website. Wow! It seems to me that out of our darkest hour we can emerge with joyous hearts. It is the naming and the claiming and standing up in the midst of our shadow experiences that we find the bright light somehow. Therein lies the strength. And in that emergence, great joy can be discovered.

I wanted to post this because I believe this is great work that these people are doing. My heart aches for all of the children that have been and those that continue to be abused. Here is an effort to heal:

At Joyful Heart, we envision a community that is strong enough not to turn away from the epidemics of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. We envision a community that endeavors to shed a light of healing, hope and courageous awareness into the darkness that surrounds these issues. We envision a community that says to a survivor, ‘We hear you. We believe you. We feel for you. You are not alone. And your healing is our priority.’

May each and every being on this planet find the joy from the healing of their wounds.