My Thoughts

Healing??

So, I’m told I need to heal before I can help others, which I understand, but I don’t know what that looks like. How do I know I’m healed. How do I even begin to heal? I feel like I’m avoiding everything and burying it because I’m good at that. However, I also feel like maybe I’m just ok… maybe it won’t effect me… its effects everyone differently. I don’t have insomnia or anything. I don’t get flashbacks everyday… but sometimes I do. Sometimes it hurts so much I don’t know if I can bear it…. so I bury it. I don’t know what being “healed” looks like. I want to help others… because there is someone trafficked every 30 seconds and less than 1% get rescued and that is not okay. A friend told me that my wanting to help others could be a form of dissasociation from my own pain, which I get what she is saying….. but I still want to help. So, I guess my question is how do I start healing… how do I know when I’ve healed really and I’m not just burying it all??

Thank you for reading.

1 thought on “Healing??”

  1. While it’s certainly possible that helping others could be a way of avoiding one’s own pain, I would think it’s also something that could be mutually healing for both the helper and whoever is being helped.

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