Moving Forward Series - From Domestic Violence
April 6, 2015
Hosted by Dayton Ann Williams
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Survivors of domestic violence are no different than the rest of us. If the perpetrator had punched my client in the face or assaulted her on date 1, there probably wouldn't have been a date 2. There is often a slow, insidious grooming process at work. -- EJ Smith
A snapshot of domestic violence. Imagine you are on a merry go round. You got on to have some fun, but that was long ago. The days melted into weeks, months, years. Sometimes the merry go round slows a bit, but it won’t last. Soon it will go fast again. The world passing by has been long forgotten. The things you use to do; the friends you use to see. It doesn’t really matter anymore. Hopelessness is the only feeling that is present. That and fear for you have become a shell of a person. There was a time when you feared death. Now you pray for it. You cannot imagine living another moment in the violence.
Join EJ and me as we discuss the path to wholeness and freedom; to moving forward to an abundant life.
A Light for the Soul That Weeps
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This program answers the questions “How will we respond?” “What do we intend to do now that it happened?” As we focus on our thoughts, feelings, and choices, that which is our responsibility, we create harmony in our inner world. The grief or loss we experienced becomes the catalyst to knowing and being our unique expression of the Divine in this time and space, to understand the true meaning of our presence and connectedness in this world.
My deep desire is to offer a passageway of thoughts and feelings that begin to resonate within you and nurture you as you heal. We will never be the person we were before our loss. Yet, as we embrace the process and honor the changes that will transpire, we will change in ways that we cannot yet imagine. We will re-engage in life from a new perspective. Having experienced contrast, perhaps the deepest pain we have ever known, we will ultimately experience abundance as never before. Although healing is an inward journey, you are not alone.
Dayton Ann Williams
I spent my life focusing on ‘what I did,’ working hard to grow and expand personally and professionally; to heal. I accomplished much, yet was left with a feeling that it wasn’t quite enough. When I directed my attention to being responsible for my thoughts, feelings and choices, to making happiness my focus, to embracing ‘who I am,’ I experienced the magical melding of my physical, emotional and spiritual nature. I was compelled to go beyond my experiences, beyond my perceptions, beyond my belief systems and discover the magnificence of this time and space, to embrace the beauty within my soul, to walk with others on their journey.
I am a Certified Professional, Spiritual, Relationship and Bereavement Coach, an author, speaker, Level 3 Traditional Reiki Practitioner, and a former Certified Senior Project Manager for IBM. In my journey I overcame alcoholism through developing a spiritual way of life and practice that has spanned over30 years. A commitment to embracing life from the perspective of love supported my own healing after the death of my eldest son, SGT Tyrell Williams, USMC, and a relationship where my partner’s crack and alcohol abuse would fuel domestic violence, financial devastation, and the destruction of a dream two years in the making. From a heart-felt desire to help others, I offer a unique approach to healing and wellness. For the soul that weeps, I offer a light as you awaken to the beautiful and divine being of love that you truly are.