Inner child work and a lovely dream.

Down the Rabbit Hole

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I really hesitated about posting this, because of the intensely personal nature of the events I’m about to describe.   But I need to document it in order to help me process it and also remember it for future reference.  I also think it’s so important that leaving it out would be like leaving a pivotal moment out of a novel.

This week in therapy we continued to work on my inner child/true self.   He said he noticed that whenever I talked about the “waif-like little 6 year old girl” who lived inside me,  I always looked over at the chair on the left hand side of the room (I’d already noticed that whenever I spoke of deep feelings or anything from the distant past, I had a tendency to glance over to the left).  So he asked me to put her in that chair and asked me questions…

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About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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4 Responses to Inner child work and a lovely dream.

  1. ibikenyc says:

    “I really hesitated about posting this, because of the intensely personal nature of the events I’m about to describe.”

    Gosh. Thank you for doing it anyway.

    (PS: LOVE the “poem” about letting yourself in.)

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    • luckyotter says:

      Oh, you mean the opening quote! Yes, I thought it was rather amazing and perfect for this post.

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      • ibikenyc says:

        “The core of your
        true self
        is never lost.
        Let go of all the
        pretending and
        the becoming
        you’ve done just
        to belong.
        Curl up with your
        rawness and come home.
        You don’t have to
        find yourself;
        you just have to
        let yourself in.”

        ― D. Antoinette Foy

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