Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I would rather be a moon.



It’s easy to be the sun, all happy and chirpy and light up people’s lives.

It’s easy to tell everyone they should be all sparkly and happy and shiny and positive.

It’s easy to ignore anything bad or yucky, and focus only on the happy things in life.

It’s easy to focus only on the nice things, the positive things.

It’s easy to be a sun.

I know, I’ve been there.

But, it’s not so easy to choose to be there for people in their dark times.

To have empathy to feel what someone is enduring, when they are in so much pain.

That takes far more effort, far more willingness, to go to those dark places, to see people’s pain, to see suffering.

I praise God for all those who are willing to be the moon, to give a little light, in someone’s dark times.

I praise God for all the people, willing to step out of the happy and fun times, into the pain of suffering and help people.

I praise God for all the people, willing to see and feel the suffering of others, to give them the support they so desperately need.

For all those moon’s, I thank you.

I was so thankful to see this poster shared and encouraged by NAMI – one of the world’s largest Mental Health/Illness organisations.

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Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle.

2 thoughts on “I would rather be a moon.

  1. This is so true. I am going through a dark time and do not know who to turn too. Thanks for the post.

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