It’s Winter Solstice week — time that is often difficult for far too many dissociative trauma survivors. It’s a time where days are short, and nights are long. Far too long. It’s a day where light feels complicated. Fractured. Broken. Dark.
For others, depending on where you live in the world, it could be Summer Solstice — the days with the longest light.
Every year, these solstice dates — Winter or Summer — are difficult times for many dissociative trauma survivors.
I haven’t forgotten. I know that many of you are hurting and remembering intense hurts right now.
Many years I have written something not as heavy, but still acknowledging the difficulties of this week. The year when I originally wrote this article, (way back in 2012!!), I was enjoying a new iPad and all its options. I want to share two pictures that I took myself, with this iPad, while exploring its funny photo abilities.
There is much innocence in this pictures. Believe me, if you could have seen me fumbling around like a country bumpkin with what was for me, fancy new iPad technology, you would roll your eyes at my utter ridiculousness-ness-ness in the process of taking the photos. For that matter, what they look like are pure coincidence, lol.
But, to my surprise, as pretty as these pictures are, they still remind me of trauma issues related to DID / MPD.
What do you see in these pictures?
And, or compare to this one ….
- What do you like / dislike about these pictures?
- Do they relate to your trauma history in any way?
- What comforts do you see in these pictures?
- What triggers do you see in these pictures?
- How do these pictures relate to the Solstice times of your life?
Your thoughts and comments are welcome.
And, more importantly than anything else, I hope that, even little by little, you find deeper healing today. Hold your insiders near to you. Be kind to each other, and ever so gently support yourselves.
I wish you the best in your healing journey.
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