Are You A Victim Or A Warrior?
There are only two ways of operating in the world and reacting to the experiences and circumstances life brings you. A victim believes they are always entitled to something. They believe they are separate from everything and what happens to them is random and that they can do nothing about it. They act "put out" and complain that this person, group, or even the government is doing something to them and is the cause of their misery. In order to elicit pity, they make others well aware of how they've been victimized, and this is how they create their identity. Many give their power away, believing that someone or something outside of them should and will take care of them, never lie to them, etc. By putting responsibility fully outside of themselves, they never have to take it.
A warrior takes full responsibility for their life. Warriors realize that they are part of a whole and that their life circumstances are created by a combination of their choices and also the choices of others which they have no control over. Even though they are affected by things outside their control, they recognize they have a choice in how they react to what happens to them. This recognition is where true power lies. They make the best of "bad" situations, not blaming others or groups but determining the best course of action to deal with the experience they are in. They don't try to elicit pity for their situation, but rather these are the people who are still spreading joy and love in the midst of adverse circumstances. They love life and others because they know that everything is One.
These posts are similar to the over 2100 contained on The Divine Speaks website (www.thedivinespeaks.com) where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time. Lawrence traveled a long road of recovery from sexual abuse and is the author of three books on emotional and spiritual healing, including "Thirteen Steps To Move From Victim Consciousness To God Consciousness: Healing Traumatic Experiences Including Sexual, Physical, Emotional, And Mental Abuse."