I have been contemplative of this case with our formally esteemed CBC media host: Jian Ghomeshi issue the past few days and while I am saddened for the lack of due process for the women involved in this particular case, I am glad that it has become a public issue simply because we need to talk openly and we need to make some quantum changes: mind, body, soul education as well as our counselling and legal processing.
Punishment and fear of punishment only goes so far, there is a lot of soul sickness behind the actions and behaviours that begs amendment. 1 in 4 means this affects all of us and this is a social issue and it is a global issue that does not care how old, what race or what income bracket we are.
Just imagine the wave of change we will make when shift away from fear and shame, proactively talk about how we want our boys and girls to be raised and make it happen? In Canada alone, every 17 minutes a woman or vulnerable person is sexually assaulted, this is an antiquated social disease with unacceptable statistics and while we are discussing this case, bring home our missing Indigenous women safely!
In a world where there is more than enough food, clothing, housing materials, access to global information and education, we still have to evolve away from those primal competitive self serving mindsets and get back to looking after each other. No survivor ought ever feel alone, afraid, ashamed or humiliated into silence.
I do believe it is time to take a stand and proclaim, 'No More, it is time for change. I pray/wish all involved and the policy makers the courage to make it right and all good blessings in their personal journeys.
Thank you and Kudos to Sandy Garossino and the women involved for your voice in speaking up to this issue.
Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sandy-garossino/jian-ghomeshi-women-report-sex-assault_b_6059124.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
#sexualabuse, #sexual assualt,
Jan Porter ~ Author www.inspiredsoulworks.com