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Guiding Your Choices

Apologizing about what you don't do but believe you should do scatters your energy!

Trust that your inner wisdom is guiding your choices.
Recognize that you are doing what celebrates your spirit.
Allow yourself to focus on what feels best for you.
Experience the beauty of how your personal energy shows up in the world.

Feeling Alone

Feeling "alone" and "crazy" is common when we realize we have memories coming to us
that cannot be remembered in the usual way.

Knowing all memories are not the same can take us to an empowering path of healing.

About half of childhood sexual abuse survivors experience the dissociated trauma memories of PTSD.
These memories are retrieved through our five senses.
Everyday memories are recalled with words.

Four Things To Do

Four things you can do when you feel caught in the web of your childhood abuse:

Find words to describe it. Write them. Say them. Express them. In safe places with safe people.

Connect to the child you were at time of your abuse. Become her/his safe, caring parent.

Use your power of choice to weed anyone or any circumstance that makes you feel abused.

Peaking Around the Corner

When you open a door to a new experience in your life,
you don't have to walk through it.
You get to peak around the corner.
Take small steps.
See if you've found something that speaks to your soul.

You're not aksing yourself to jump off a cliff into the unknown.
You're just checking to see if it might feel good.

It often looks much the same on the other side.
But you feel different because you know you dared to imagine more for yourself.

Dreams Connected to Our Memories

Dreams connected to our memories are allies.

Memories-dreams feel different than our usual dreams.
They are more stark.
The outer edges feel defined.
The intense emotion of the dream comes back again and again in different chilling scenarios.

When we learn to recognize the unique quality of the dreams that are talking to
us about our abuse, we are empowered.
The child-within is using them to talk to us,
giving us information for our healing.

Survivor Flashes

Having flashes is common for survivors.
And they are different than ordinary memories.
They often focus on common objects that would usually float by without much notice.
But this time, in a certain light or a specific time of day and circumstance, a piece of our abuse grabs our attention.
It stuns.
It feels exceptionally real and vivid.
It disturbs.
It instantaneously brings up emotions that feel out of place.

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