Reclaiming your passion when you’ve been battered — and covert abuse is battering — is a journey. There are twists and turns, rocky roads and slippery slopes. The way may be smooth before you hit a steep incline or suddenly drop off at the edge of a precipice. But you have to keep going.
How can we lose something that is such a part of our being? And yet we can, and when we place ourselves in situations that drain our very soul, we do.
Our creative passion can help us to hold on to what is true within us. In the midst of usury and abuse, we [...]
So what does it look like when your creative passion is covertly attacked?
Covert abusers are cautious about being obvious with their intent, especially at first. They want to win your trust, or more accurately, lower your defenses. True to their covert nature, when they do start withdrawing their support, it will be indirectly.