Saturday, August 31, 2013

dVerse: Snap Out of It!

dVerse: OpenLinkNight





get over it
this too shall pass
don't look back...
   just keep moving forward
snap out of it

does not apply
when trauma has encased the brain
the mind must release the trauma
by reliving it
in a safe environment
therapy
it releases after honoring the pain
acknowledging the horror
healing happens afterwards

to hide it away
is for another's comfort
not for self-healing
heal thyself is true
with a therapist please
no one WANTS to remember
to relive
but do not deny
the healing and peace
that follows

when there are no good memories
when life is at an impasse because
   of the memories
going back to heal
is the only way

my way or the highway
feel free to zoom along
i'll lag behind and heal
  my wounded soul

Soul: play Kia music and show gangsta hamsters in car


24 comments:

  1. i just lost a huge comment...ugh...ha...

    first, i love the gangsta hamster commercials...a sobering contrast to your words though...sometimes we have to go into the pain to get through it...and i know few that want to do it but there is freedom on the other side....and hiding it away for another...does neither any good in the end...

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    1. Yep, have to go through it to heal...muck through it in wading boots. Sorry you lost a long comment. Hate it when that happens! Thanks for reading...I got a preview from Bjorn and I just found the email sign up for your blog so I will see you too :)

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    2. hey, this was your first from the other day...smiles...happy tuesday maggie

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    3. Yes, I decided to look up slogans and relinked and saved this one. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for visiting twice ;-)

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  2. haha...smiling at the gangsta hamsters... and ugh it's tough to go through those times of healing even though we know it's important to walk and work through things, i sometimes think it's pretty exhausting - but so cool if we see the light at the end of the tunnel as well

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  3. so true, difficult to move forward until healing takes place

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  4. Find your safehouse-- those who say otherwise have never been there. Peace and good healing, Jason

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  5. The only way out is through... Well said, Maggie.

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  6. To go through is tough - but I guess hiding it inside just make it worse - be strong Maggie

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  7. I was struck by the thought of EMDR as I read this--may be that I am way off the mark--but anyway--we have to go through it it can't go around it--

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    1. Yes, exactly, Audrey. I both had EMDR in my healing and was trained to use EMDR to help my clients when I was a therapist. Not way off the mark...on target!

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  8. Lagging along all right is okay, I think, as long as a person continues to stay on the highway. You'll get there.

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  9. So hard to know how to deal with trauma - one (i.e. me) can get stuck in it, but not enough to say -'hey get out of it!' A super interesting poem, thanks. k.

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  10. My way or the highway made me smile ~ But I do understand the challenges of healing MG ~ It's not easy to just say, snap out of it ~

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  11. Memories at one point in time were theonlything that saved my life...there are no solid rules in life that I see..only for one..if wills...

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  12. They say "the only way out is through". Sounds like this poet has a lot of life wisdom! Blessings.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Yes, been through it. Now trying to figure out what to do on the other side. How to be normal when it's never been that way. Still figuring it out.

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  13. wading boots, yeah that's about right maggie. there is release on the other side, it was a very selfish road i needed to take for awhile but i'm glad i did. i wish you well.

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    1. It is a selfish road. Felt like I withdrew from the world to heal. I have a few wonderful friends who are there when I am able to be social in person. Coming out of that place is quite a transition. Sounds like you've been there too. Hugs if okay.

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  14. I just feel a need to hug you until you feel warm again.

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    1. Aw, so sweet. I love hugs. Hugs back at ya.

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  15. As a former therapist, I couldn't agree with you more Grace. You give excellent advice. Healing takes time, work, focus but the rewards are immense.

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    1. Thank you, Myrna. Tough going when in the thick of it to keep moving. Glad I did.

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