Vulnerability and transparency were necessary for me to start healing correctly. I had to tell my whole story…to the right people.
Sometimes I got it right, sometimes I got it wrong.
Being vulnerable during my journey through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has been not only a lessen in battling my trauma, it has taught me a valuable life lesson.
Love is trustworthy (and compassionate, perseveres and protects). Look for love in people. And, be love TO people. Both have been healing to me.
As you struggle with anxiety, depression, chemical/drug abuse, alcohol abuse, triggers, flashbacks and/or hyper-vigilance, you will need to be vulnerable with yourself, healthcare providers and a very carefully chosen support group of people.
Get help professionally and ASK how to navigate vulnerability outside of your provider. I have found vulnerability to be empowering when I choose the right people to be involved with my journey battling PTSD and its symptoms.
You can start with God. He made you. He knows you. He loves you. There is grace in excess of every mistake you have made. Ask Him to be part of your healing journey! He WANTS to be part of your healing. Ask Him.
Seek Him in your storm. He is right beside you.