Wow. Wowie Zowie.
I contacted Jan yesterday and told her I was ready to work my 5th step. She was very surprised that my inventory was done. After reading it to her she said I’d done a very good job. This was a very, VERY, powerful experience.
I’m adopted. I’ve always known it. I’ve always been okay and circumspect about it. I hadn’t realized I was in total denial about how much that hurt and how big a hole I had inside me, how totally wounded I am because of it. There is no way I can put into words how overwhelming it was to get in touch with that this morning. Jan said that I now get to write an inventory on my adoption and the adoption of my son (I gave HIM up at birth, the cycle continued). I can do that.
Ooooh! Remember my horoscope from the other day? The last sentence of it said:
Isn’t it time for you, too, my fellow Cancerian, to circle back and reclaim an early part of you that got lost along the way
Isn’t it time indeed.
After leaving her apartment I was standing waiting for the elevator and there was this huge mirror. I don’t spend a lot of time looking myself in my eyes in the mirror. Sure I do my hair, check my clothes, that kind of thing. But look at myself in the mirror? No. I’ve made myself do it now and again, okay rarely, but why you know? So there I was looking myself in the eye in this huge mirror and I thought huh. As I turned away, this little tiny voice in my head, clear as day, clear as a bell, with all the anguish of a terrified child, cried “Don’t leave me mommy!” OMG It was me. Needless to say I fucking lost it.
I took my inventory to the beach and reread it at Jan’s suggestion to see what else would come up besides the two things I came away with.
Yes, I came away with some obvious things like how intolerant of others I can be, how judgemental, how prickly, how defiant and defensive, and (Jan added a new one) intellectually arrogant. We agreed, however, that all of those were the result of the damage we uncovered this morning and that if I deal with the core, the base foundation, the rest will work itself out.
So I came away with some realizations about my core belief structure.
- Deep down I feel that I deserve to be left
- I am deeply wounded by this and it is no one’s fault but especially not mine
What came to me in the car while I read and watched the waves?
- Deep down I feel that I don’t deserve to be alive
And you know what? The truth will set you free. I feel GREAT! Yes, little voices have been popping into my head all day. Suddenly that little tiny girl is very vocal. It makes me cry. I see now my defiant warrior and exactly who and what she has been protecting. She can calm down a little. There will be times when I still need her but right now she can take a break. She’s pretty battered herself.
Wow. I feel free. And I feel like the bottleneck that has been building? The one that was going to kill me? It BURST. Yes, I have a long road in front of me and much work to do. Getting past the denial is the biggest part of the work and I’m okay knowing that the intense stuff that is going to continue to come up will continue to come up. I’m okay. I can handle it. I’m not afraid of hard, painful work. I’m afraid of what I can’t see. What I don’t know about me runs me.
This afternoon a deposit from a retirement account I thought I had closed showed up in my checking account. Several hundred dollars. I have an interview on Wednesday for a Web Publishing position at our largest employer in the area. A WEB job. That market is finally opening up and they are finally seeing my resume. D has texted me several times from LA and when I sent a text about the job interview he called me. Partly because he thought it was for the day he comes home and wanted to know if he needed to make other arrangements (bloody Mercury Retrograde *laugh*) but also to just chat for a second. Right now it doesn’t feel important if I get that job or if D and I find our way. I’m just glad to have had this experience and to feel like I’ve FINALLY nailed what it is that has driven me in such negative ways all these years.
You know what really blows my mind? Today, all of this could fall apart and I’d still be okay. I feel really, really CLEAN. Probably all that salt water.
The Energy? Is FLOWING.
Did you read my reply to your comment here?
oh! I missed it. Thanks for the nudge.
*Squee* oh please oh please, pretty please with sugar on it. 😉
On the saner side of things, my heart reaches out to comfort that little girl inside and let her/you know that my own frightened inner child understands completely. I think it absolutely goes against the odds that the greater part of humanity hasn’t ended up with a certifiable multiple personality disorder. *Pop!*
Isn’t that funny? I was thinking the same thing regarding multiple personalities as I was driving home. Because I could see a few very distinct ones in me. Don’t think I need to worry about integrating them, I can see how each one has a role. I don’t know, it feels more like being an observer and that’s okay and good. To just recognize the situation is enough.