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This week, it might actually also be extra helpful if, when submitting your comment, you list the religions/belief systems you mention--that way others can decide whether to read or skip over your comment until they are feeling up to it. 

Without further ado, here are this week's questions!
  1. What kind of experiences did you have with religion/spirituality in regards to your abuse history? 
  2. What kind of impact have these experiences had on your current belief system?
  3. How does your current belief system and/or the practices related to it affect your recovery path as a survivor?
Lesbian kisses

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Hey, I'm back! I spent... uh, well, actually, I'm just going to cut this whole entry for triggers OF: hospitalization, SI/suicidality [not graphic], child abuse, contact from parents, triggering songs, healing, therapy, The Bleed, endo, PCOS, etc. Also talks about religion, specifically Christianity. please do let me know if I missed one, it's... not a good day for me physically.

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Mine, Dru, Spike

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If anyone here is comfortable talking about it, can anyone tell me if their being Wiccan relates to their healing, and how?

I don't know if anyone here is, even, and I know it's impolite to ask directly if someone is Wiccan, so I figured I would phrase it this way.

I've been reading just a little about it, and something about it feels as though it would kind of mesh with my healing. Like it would make it so much stronger. Can anyone comment? Or on their experiences with any religion, and healing? Thanks. :)

-Lost

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Friday I got off work early (noon) to drive three hours north to a Pagan Sanctuary that I am a part of and celebrate Beltaine. Thoughts of dancing around the May Pole and reveling in the debauchery at the Night of Madness made me excited all day. It's one of the biggest celebrations in my "religion" (second only to Samhain) and every Pagan looks forward to that sunny Beltaine day when we dance the May Pole. (And, it's really nice to hang out with my friends and be utterfly FREE of every fear in the social world)
So, I was driving up north with two friends and my sister calls me.
"Hello, Sister." Says I.
"Hello." Says she. And, she proceeds to tell me that she has gotten into contact with her father and my whole world seems to darken and sink into the pit of my stomach.
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I am not asking if it is wrong to feel like this because I understand that would be your opinion. I do want opinions, I suppose (why else would I write? I ask myself). I guess I am just sharing my story because it is heavy on my heart and I don't really know where else to go.
I haven't cried about this, but I feel tears at bay. Part of me doesn't feel like I need to cry - like I've cried all my tears for that little girl and now we are ready to move on. But, if the tears are there, threatening, then perhaps I am not ready to move on. I don't know.

The phone call didn't ruine my Beltaine celebrations. I told her that I couldn't talk about it now and I'd call her later. I still haven't called her; perhaps I will now.
bl00 hair

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Wow. I'm a Christian but I'm generally fairly suspicious of the Bible because it contains not small amounts of women being treated like they're nothing and neither men nor God caring. I've been spending a fair amount of time on the Christian Survivors site, and I've come across their vision statement...

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Finally, some scripture I don't have to search for the hidden story in, or find the subtext. Finally something that acknowledges my humanity & agency & worth as a survivor to fight back and save others.

I like it :)
Kieran

a holy hush....

this is from my lj...it's a good thing. i cut it, not for triggers, but for length and for the fact that there's alot of God stuff in it and i wanted to be respectful to those in here who might not appreciate reading about that so much. anywho, i hope it encourages you all and pray for blessings of strength for you guys. here goes...

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