Woman, Thou Art…Bound???

August 3, 2011

I found a post on healing that had some really good thoughts. So good, in fact, that I am sharing it here with you. It is called “Woman, Thou Art…Bound???“.  Heather at Promised Land Ministries blog wrote it.

Too many times, we try to speed up healing. We want it to be quick and easy. Don’t go too deep. Don’t prod too hard. Yet…the deeper the wound…the deeper the healing must go! Otherwise, things fester inside and the results are not good.

Heather says it well, so I won’t repeat it all here. I highly recommend that you go read what she has written. And let her know that OneSurvivor sent you.


  1. Thank you for sharing such a powerful writing with us. Both your column and Heather’s seemed to lead me right where I needed to be, lately.

    • Awesome! I know I love it when something I read really fits into what I needed to hear at the time. I am glad that I could be of help to you, Meredith. Hugs!

  2. Interesting isn’t it, how mental damage has to be treated equally as physical damage. First desinfect, than fix.

    • It is interesting. Of course, we go about in different ways, but perhaps it is essentially the same thing. I cannot simply coverup my woundedness. I have to acknowledge it for what it is. Then I can work on healing. Like a broken leg you drag around…you have to first recognize that it is broken and that it needs a cast. And you can’t just put a cast on and expect it to heal properly. You have to set the bones. The whole process is very painful…and the weeks with a cast on are not fun. But it is worth it in the end.

      Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting. 🙂

  3. It’s almost like magic, but it’s real life. It is scary to look at how deep the wounds are and were. Also how much work and struggle we have to live through in order to heal. It seems the process of healing itself teaches the lesson that people all broke up inside can be put back together in a working way. Thanks you so much for sharing the blog post.

    • That is an interesting statement: It seems the process of healing itself teaches the lesson that people all broke up inside can be put back together in a working way.

      I would to hear more about that. I know there are times when I wonder if I will ever work any better than I do.

      • Extreme emotional trauma has changed me into something or someone that I wouldn’t have been if I had not suffered and dissociated into parts. Now I am a witness to extreme evil and trauma and can tell other people that what they have seen is real too.

        There have been days when I wanted to die. Now there are just moments. I didn’t think I could or would heal, but I did. So I think that you will get better because I did and I have been truly utterly hopeless sometimes about everything.

        • I have been healed in many ways. Yet, I still find myself with limitations. I know some of those are probably just the limitations of personality and things everyone goes through. However, I think some have to do with having trauma brain. It does get better…little by little…in increments.

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