“I ACCEPT the UNIQUE FORM and TIMING of MY MEMORIES” | AFFIRMATIONS for a SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR | PT 32
“I am willing to acknowledge that my memories may come through unexpected channels and at unplanned times. I will allow my acceptance of the data to unfold at a safe pace for me.”
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As I consciously walk in my recovery from sexual abuse, I may discover how triggered memories will present themselves in many forms. They may appear through me in dreams, writing, drawing, meditation, counseling, daydreaming, anxiety, and other unexpected appearances.
The fear may be to discount any experiences that do not surface my reality. I may alert myself that if I cannot recall the events, this can mean they didn’t transpire. When I begin to recognize and accept this response of my most vital survival technique conditioning itself, I will not be able to surpass it beyond the message received from my unconscious.
This may be difficult in the beginning, and in fact, discouraging. The rooted need for control will become apparent. But I can now start to let go and envision a greater “story” with its own validity of peace.
Triggered memories may present themselves at any given moment, but almost always at an inappropriate time. Once again, I can simply acknowledge the information that is being transcribed to me, my willingness to accept and change the memory will occur in due time.
My abusers had readily programmed me to disbelieve my awareness, discredit my perceptions, and to “dumb-down” my thinking skills. This is how they indwell denial furthering their deceitful crimes.
My memories are my child-within’s intuitive way of revealing the truth. Today, I will honor her by acknowledging her message to grow.
Source: Embracing the Journey by: Nancy W.
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