Good morning everyone.
I was told once 1st thought is Spirit, 2nd thought is Doubt, 3rd thought is Fear. By the time you get to the 3rd thought, you have lost track of the 1st thought.
As abuse and trauma survivors we are often in crises of faith. We have frequently been taught either in words or actions that we are of little to no value. Who would love us or want us as we are? We frequently feel damaged and may judge ourselves by what we have or what we can accomplish or how much we can help others.
The idea that we are sparks of Light may be so foreign that it is impossible to believe.
So, then when something happens that challenges us or rocks our world to the foundations, where do we turn?
Trust and control are usually a huge issue with survivors. Looking for security outside of ourselves is another issue with many survivors.
Changes and unexpected events can challenge our beliefs about ourselves, others and the world.
So, these times can be a chance to exercise faith. Basically, faith is the idea that someone or something bigger then us has our backs and we are safe.
Faith is not necessarily a religious idea, it can be spiritual independent of any specific religion.
I am having to call upon faith a lot these days and wonder what other people's experiences have been with using faith to get through this life journey?
Thanks for your feedback and Blessings.