five minute friday {truth}

November 8, 2013Karen Courcy

truthWelcome to five minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Set the timer, have fun, write whatever flows from your fingers!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {TRUTH}


Truth be told .. I started this blog 3 years ago to give myself voice to the truth! To give that small young part of me the voice she never had. To give meaning and peace to the lies that were held against me since I was 5 years old.

My whole childhood was about protecting the lies and holding the truth against my will.

My whole childhood was the game of “never speak the truth, always hold the lie – or bad things will happen to you”.

Today, my writing is about releasing the truth and extinguishing the lies.

My healing is about opening the scars that were healed over with lies, and closing them back up with truth.

Today I have the choice to not only speak the truth, but to speak about the lies and put them back where they belong – on those who hurt me.

It’s amazing how much of my life has been about holding the truth deep inside of me. It’s amazing what the truth can hold and how to some there is healing behind the truth and to some there is pain behind the truth.

One of my main reasons for starting this blog 3 years ago was to turn those lies I was forced to hold for so long, and turn them into “my truth”. and behind that truth is healing and the story of a girl who was courageous enough to hold onto to the truth until it was safe to release it, and that is what I am doing today – speaking the truth.

I saw this quote the other day and it made me think of the abusers in my life who hurt me as a child and that quote is:

“it takes so much energy to lie. I wish people could grasp the sense of freedom and liberation that comes with being honest and genuine”

For me, releasing the truth gives me that sense of freedom and liberation .. not for them, but for me, and I no longer have to live with it any longer, because the more I speak the truth, the more healing that is created inside of me.




  • Heather

    November 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Beautifully written Karen! Seems like we may have a lot in common. I spent some years of my childhood in foster care and some years trying to escape the pain of abuse. The truth does set us free! 🙂

    Visiting from Five Minute Friday! Have a great weekend!

  • RisingSong

    November 9, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    I started my blog for similar reasons (as my subtitle suggests), to no longer be silent. I am amazed at the liberation that I have felt from speaking some of these truths…and there is still so much to tell.

  • Barbie

    November 9, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    So thankful you are using your voice! I know God is healing you and through your words, bringing healing to many others.

  • Cat

    November 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    It is very painful to face the hurt from what people did to us, especially those who were meant to love and nurture us as children. I appreciate the courage it takes to speak out. From experience, I also know how healing this can be.
    I always enjoy your 5 min Fridays

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