The Polygamist's Daughter

Stories, Reflections and Conclusions of Life on the Inside


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I’m Up-Leveling Again

It’s been a while since I last connected with you and here’s why. I am up-leveling again in the game of life.  To be more precise, I am resurrecting who I am really here to be.

Resurrection stems from the word serge. It is a resurgence of energy. 

I am experiencing a resurgence of energy that I haven’t felt in a few years. Here is why; I was trying to be someone I am not. At the very least, I was afraid to be more of who I am. Several months ago I started asking myself, “Where is that passion for life I had a few years ago? What happened to jumping out of bed, excited to start a new day? Why do I feel like I am treading water and stuck in a whirlpool?” Then the answer came to me. It started showing up everywhere. The reason I was feeling stuck is because I was slightly off path. The insight came to me that if I would just move back over a couple of feet and get back on track, everything would start flowing again.  I’m not talking about the flow of money. Financially I am better off than I have been since before the last recession, this is more about being in the flow of life and really feeling alive.

After seeing the signs everywhere I am now back on track. This time with an up-leveling in understanding a few more years of wisdom.

Several years ago I came to the understanding that my purpose as a messenger is to teach spiritual freedom. I even went so far as to begin branding myself as the “Spiritual Liberation Catalyst.” I wrote my book, Transcending Fear, in perfect alignment with this message of freedom and even had readers tell me how much my book had changed their lives. Then I decided I needed to figure out how to turn my message into a moneymaker. There is certainly nothing wrong with that.  Money is a necessity and in the hands of love it can change the world. But, what happened for me is that in the process of trying to create a beautiful brand for the mainstream, I forgot about my message to the stream I am here to teach and I lost my own flow.

What I am getting around to saying after all of that, is that I am returning to what I am here to teach. I am here to teach spiritual freedom, which is so much bigger than personal self-worth, and so much more valuable in my perspective.

Tweetable: Self-worth and being in full ownership of your worthiness, is a part of spiritual freedom and can only be achieved after digging through the layers of false beliefs that hold your spirit and self-worth captive.

Over the next few weeks I will be working with my branding and design guru, Chelsey Marie, to create a new brand that reflects who I really am and what I am really here to teach. I am no longer afraid to step out on the leading edge of thought and speak my truth.  Some of you may disagree with my teachings and perspectives and go running for the hills, and some of you will say to yourself, “It’s about time someone has the courage to say these things,” and feel so inspired by my words that you want to share them with your friends.  I am not attached to either one because I am here to teach, pure and simple. How my words are received are up to the receiver.

This time next month you can expect a fabulous new brand and a new free gift to inspire your mind, heart, body and spirit and begin you on the path to spiritual freedom.

Until next time, find courage, trust yourself and be free!

Victoria_Reynolds


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The Difference between Spiritual Abuse and Religious Abuse

What is the difference between spiritual abuse and religious abuse?

Many people go through life believing that religion and spirituality are the same.  Religion has claimed ownership of the word “faith” as though it is synonymous with dogma.  In reality, religion and spirituality are two completely different experiences. They can, and do, exist without each other.  In this awareness we can recognize that spiritual abuse and religious abuse are separate experiences.

Religious abuse is attributed to abuse that affects individuals physically.  It is generally recognized as physical or sexual abuse that is justified by religious dogma or exercised by religious opportunists.  Religious abuse is connected to human rights abuses. It affects the physical reality of those who are abused as well as those who are perpetuating the abuse.  The physical and emotional trauma caused by religious abuse requires a lifetime of understanding, healing and acceptance.

Spiritual abuse is much more subtle and more difficult to detect than religious abuse.  Similar to emotional abuse, it leaves no physical scars, yet causes a lifetime of fear, depression, mistrust and lack of fulfillment.  Spiritual abuse is found within the religious and organizational beliefs, rather than physical actions.  Spiritual abuse prevents individuals from achieving a true connection to God and accessing genuine spirituality. Through the fear-based teachings of religion, many are unable to access their own true divine worth and potential.  Unlike religious abuse, which affects the physical experience of those affected by the abuse, spiritual abuse causes trauma to the soul.  It affects our life experience, as well as our perception of our eternal experience.  Unlike religious abuse, most individuals who are perpetuating spiritual abuse are completely unaware of the role that they are playing, because they themselves are affected by the abuse.

We cannot truly heal spiritual abuse and religious abuse with the same beliefs that abused us. Recovering from spiritual abuse requires that we first recognize its existence and where it stems from. Learning how to diagnose the fears that have controlled our lives and how to work through them, can be a long and painful process.  Yet that process is well worth the effort.  It requires that we recognize our fears, understand them, and learn to love them.  The process then becomes a tremendously rewarding and liberating experience.  It brings us to understand our true divine worth, our true connection to ourselves and a deeper knowing of Spirit. It brings an inner peace and joy that truly is heaven on earth.