PART II THE WOUNDS
Chapter 16 - Universal Interruption
I had a plan for this week’s post. I was going to discuss the body consequences of my childhood trauma. I was going to share with you what I’ve learned about the physiological consequences of failed surgeries, and how the trauma of the molestation and rape contributed to the physical pain I experienced. Both experiences take place in the same area of the body, so, in my mind, it made sense to make the jump from the mind to the body, but it might not make sense to you, the reader. So, my plan had to change.
Often, I’ll get little nudges from my intuition to watch or read something when I start to write, and low and behold, I had this idea to see what Gabor Mate was up to lately. I went to YouTube and searched, and I found this presentation that Dr. Mate gave a few months ago about his new book, The Myth of Normal. I haven’t purchased it yet, so I can’t comment on the book, but I realized after watching this presentation, that I needed to go into far more depth about the emotional and intellectual aspects before I go on to the body. In my mind, my plan made sense, but I realized it’s a pretty big jump from last week’s post to the body, so I best slow things down and be more specific.
So, rather than hurry up and write a post just because I said I would, I’m going to pause. Instead, I’m going to share Dr. Mate’s presentation with you. This will give me time to carefully consider the next installment of my journey, and it will also give you a little insight into how I’m approaching things.
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