“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” ~Audre Lorde
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I realized that I no longer needed to fight for my survival, but I do know that it came after several years of prayer, healing, and intensive work. It wasn’t an event, but rather the feeling of peace and calm that comes after a storm.
The storm dissipated gradually for me. The storm was one that kept resurfacing and swirling until I realized it would require a lot of work and concentration on my part.
By threat, I meant anything that was disrupting my nervous system in both my inner and external world. It included both things that were on the inside, such as trauma, subconscious belief, childhood wounds and energetic and nervous damage, as well as external things.
When your mind, body, and spirit are under attack for a prolonged period of time, there’s no one solution that will bring you out of the dark. You must use a range of healing techniques and choose to be free from the chains which bind you.