Tonight's special guest is Rebecca Pott Fitton from Santa Fe, New Mexico, survivor and author of the book 'Wave Rider,' a poetic reflection of her journey to heal from sexual abuse, abandonment and neglect to wholeness of body, mind and spirit. "My journey has taken a lifetime," she says. "To use the metaphor of waves, sometimes the undertow nearly drowned me .. but I survived. I hope this writing will be an inspiration to those who have also suffered greatly from abuse." She further explains, "Growing up, I couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. I was often alone, sad, and angry. Learning and comprehension were arduous. I felt as if I didn’t fit in…in my family, in social groups, in my skin." Later she came to understand she was suffering from PTSD. More memories came back. "My uncle sexually abused me beginning when I was two years young. I remember flying to the ceiling and looking down as I was being called. Being abused before I could talk changed everything, and I hovered outside my body for most of my life." Her book explains the various mileposts of her life along the way, “Darkness” which reveals her struggles, “Between” that captures the process of her multi-dimensional healing, and “Spaciousness” which begins with her arrival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and her ongoing healing journey. "We have all been wounded, and what each of us does with those wounds is our healing path. This journey shuns victimization and embraces responsibility," she says. "For those of you just starting your healing process, be tenacious because no words can describe adequately the feeling of truly knowing yourself."
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