Sanctuary and Serenity

Survivor Behaviours.

Posted on: March 26, 2010


Survivor Behaviours.
As a small child I invented and used a large repertoire of behaviours so I could survive my abuse.  I might have dissociated, or lived in a pretend world, or occupied my mind with triviality, like counting, or developed other personalities, and most likely buried any awkward, or “unacceptable” feelings by withdrawing, or feeling rageful, or preoccupied.  These are all common behaviours and thinking patterns that my creative, inner-child created so that my unique, special spirit could somehow survive the abuse, and so I could keep up a semblance of sanity as I withstood the abuse.
These same behaviours may be preventing further healing for me.  I will need to slowly and gently give up some of them, in my own time, so I can continue to recover from the side-effects of the abuse.  I can get suggestions and help from other people, but the real changing will have to happen within me.  All I need is a willingness, some patience, and a small amount of faith.
In order to let go of the old “survivor behaviours” that are hindering me, I need to realize they were there, and be thankful, and thank my inner-child for her creativity and resourcefulness in such a time of need.  She was and is a warrior, a fighter who refused to go down, even in the most horrid situations.  She calls out to be acknowledged and honored.  I am truly in awe when I consider the determination and strength that was held in so small a being.  She is a real trooper!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


  • faithfulwoman4you: Some people are drama queens and need a lot of turmoil in their lives!! In a way thats sad, because it is nice to have peace and serenity but alas the
  • Writing Lessons from Dr. Seuss | Tess Fragoulis – Writer: […] them, and can still recite good portions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Too Many Daves, and The Zax, which I even acted out in my bedroo
  • serenityunicorn: You are very welcome! Sorry it took me so long... haven't really been on my blogs in a long time lol
%d bloggers like this: