It has only been in the last three years that I understood that the fear and self hate that I felt some days, like today, was what I felt when I was being abused and did not have the opportunity to feel while I was trying to survive.  Now when I feel it, I am trying to sit with it and not try to run away from it.  It is so hard to admit how I was used, and that I had no one to help me but myself.  In the present I have been calling myself the names the abusers called me which are all profanity and I don’t want to repeat.  Keep in mind they were speaking to a three year old.  I was totally brainwashed and believed every terrible lie they told me about myself.  At least now I can talk to myself and understand why I am thinking and feeling so depressed and sad.  It took a lot of hard work for me to get to this point. It has felt like I was climbing Mt. Everest on my knees with no equipment.

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