Healing After Abortion – My Abortion Story
by Olivia Cagle
Healing after abortion will look different for each woman.
The important thing is to go through healing after abortion.
Ok, I am going to talk about something very personal with you. When I was 17 I had an abortion.
I want to bring this out in the open because abortion can create wounds in women that can last a lifetime. It can cause women to walk in guilt & shame. This in turn can cause women not to walk in their full potential and the purpose they were created for because they feel unworthy.
When we have an area of pain in our bodies (spiritually, emotionally, or physically), it can be hard to pinpoint where healing needs to come from. Most likely it’s a mixture going on: food, exercise, generational things, thought life, not enough water or nutrition, not enough sleep, past emotional pain,or too much stress. Getting healing in our lives for the hurts we have been through is so important because it not only causes us emotional pain but can even cause physical pain.
Many women suffer in silence, they don’t want anyone to know what they have done. So, instead of dealing with it, the entire experience gets shoved down and not dealt with. After an abortion, many women bury their feelings, shut their emotions off, and run from God. The problem is, you never get to go through the natural grieving process.
Yes, you need to go through the grieving process, even if you are the one that chose to have the abortion.
Women who don’t heal after abortion may deal with depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, feeling like they need to punish themselves, broken relationships, shame, guilt, and more. Like I said before, it can create stress in your body, and make you physically & emotionally sick. You may deal with depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, feeling like you need to punish yourself, broken relationships, shame, guilt, and more.
When you are filled with shame and guilt, you might be making choices based on that shame and guilt. All of our bad experiences are what can create lies in us & affect our core (who we truly are). Shame can change how we relate to God, ourselves, & others.
Lies you may be dealing with: God will never forgive me, I am no good, I don’t deserve anything good to happen to me, God is punishing me, I am not worthy for love, etc.
We end up dressing ourselves in cloaks of shame and live behind emotional sunglasses, afraid to let anyone know who we really are. We reason, “No one would truly love me if they really knew me. We were not created to live under cloaks of shame. The wonderful message from God is that He loves us and wants to heal our past, put His Spirit within us, and lead us into a fruitful future.
If you have set judgement upon yourself for the abortion you had, for past failures, or abuses, and imposed the sentence of misery upon your soul, God reminds you that Christ has already paid your penalty. You are free to walk out of jail and experience the freedom of release. The sun is shining. The flowers are blooming. You are free to enjoy the beauty of walking with God.
I want to share my abortion story with you. My hope is that my story will start the healing process for you.
I have started a healing class called, “Healing The Wounds Of Abortion”. It’s a FREE 4 Week class done in a private Facebook group (If this scares you, feel free to create a fake Facebook account for the class. Your privacy is important). If you are ready to start your healing, fill in the form below. There is no condemnation or judgement in this class!