If y’all remember, I had to stop editing my book because of the memories and flash backs I encountered. It was very puzzling to me that this was happening to me now. I have worked on this book in some form for the last 12 years. So I wondered, why now?
I immediately found a therapist to help me cope and process the feelings that seemed so over whelming.
Along with the flashbacks and memories came intense emotions. I would resist the feelings. I would find distractions so I did not have to experience this stuff. I had some events happen in my life that triggered my mind and body to relive one of the most traumatic experiences that happened when I was five. I had not dealt with this in therapy because I had forgiven the people involved.
I learned I still have to process the emotions that are buried in my psyche. Now is the time my body and mind have chosen to deal with this at this time in my life the only thing I have focus on is myself. No more hiding behind children and spouses I am ready to create and reveal the life I deserve.
I am at a place where I can move forward to complete this book. I am still in therapy dealing with my abandonment issues and working diligently to find peace with the memories. I am going to start a new page as I go through the process of dealing with these issues and how they have showed up in my behavior and my relationships.
I am striving towards healing to allow me to have more healthy relationships. It is not something that can be dealt with quickly because i have learned that the mind will bring these memories and flashbacks to surface when i am ready to deal with them. As i have learned the hard way, if i don’t deal with the feelings they will deal with me.
As i continue on my journey to healing and mental health and stability hopefully someone will be encouraged to start their own healing.
I promise the little girl in my that I will not abandon her and will stay with her for as long as it takes to learn how to live with PTSD.
Thank you for going on this journey of my soul with me.
- Flashbacks (labringle.wordpress.com)