A post to my community page @ https://www.facebook.com/HealingFromComplexTraumaAndPTSDAndCPTSD
I think being someone who has been abused so much, since birth, by all the important people in my life, and by so many…. I developed a deep need and deep capacity to think about everything and when something doesn’t ‘feel’ right, to not just assume it’s okay. No doubt PTSD increases this too. But, it has given me the capacity to consider so much very deeply.
I challenge much of what I see, read that does not seem okay. I am aware people have different opinions, and that is okay, but if it doesn’t ‘sit right with my soul’ – then I will process this and challenge it. And I have told to keep doing this.
I challenge my own doctor/counsellor and I am blessed to know, she lets me do this, because it is part of my healing. I told her some time back that I challenge everything and she replied ‘Good! – go (Lilly)’.
And I think it is healthy to share what I process from the perspective of a survivor of much abuse, who also has intelligence, life wisdom, deep processing capacity and empathy.
It is needed and healthy to challenge everything, and this includes our own thoughts, to see why we think this way, what is motivating it, what emotions are involved, is past trauma involved…?
All this processing makes my brain hurt though lol!
But, it has been a part of me, for as long as I can ever remember.
Some responses from this post, which I am glad to see, not because of the praise to me, but to show others – it is needed to challenge, for ourselves and for healing.