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tealight rookie

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  1. Welcome to AS I'm sorry you have been through so much. Please know that we will listen and understand you. You are not alone. Ruthie
  2. Welcome to AS I think many of us here can relate to the sense of shutting down our emotions, and the daily struggle to feel them once again. You're not alone. Take your time and post when you're ready. Ruthie
  3. Welcome back Sleeper Ruthie
  4. I've just come back to this thread, and as I started reading the replies, Madonna's Promise To Try flipped onto my iPod. I rarely listen to Madonna and am really not a fan, but sitting as I was, reading this thread I just burst into tears. Some of the lyrics don't quite work, but most of them are so appropriate for this thread. So I thought I'd post them. Promise To Try Little girl don't you forget her face Laughing away your tears When she was the one who felt all the pain Little girl never forget her eyes Keep them alive inside I promise to try -- it's not the same Keep your head he
  5. Phew, well I came here today because I need to write to Little Bee. To try and be honest. I feel that even more strongly after reading Teazle's amazing letter... This is going to be so hard, because it isn't nice. Dear Little Bee, I don't know how to write this letter today because I am scared of hurting you. But I am also angry. And maybe I'm not even writing to you, maybe I'm writing to myself, this big grown up who is so crap she can never keep hold of you. And even just writing that I feel sick because it sounds so like mother, doesn't it? The way she would try and manipulate us by beli
  6. (((Teazle))) Wow, Teazle, your letter made me cry. It was so honest, and true. I was shaking, almost, because it is so close to how I feel right now, or more to the point how Little Bee feels, but I've never allowed her to say it. Thank you. I think, only you can truly reply to this. But you don't have to do it until you are ready. You could tell her that you have heard her though. Or, you could just say to her exactly what you said to us, above. Ultimately, and I know this sounds so so hard, the only person your inner child really wants to hear from is you. You will get there. Goodnes
  7. Welcome back sweetie I do remember your earlier intro... I'm glad you're back, though obviously sad you have a reason to be. Look forward to getting to know you. Ruthie
  8. Welcome to AS Rowan Ruthie P.S. I love the name Rowan...
  9. (((Justus))) Donna said it perfectly. This is your space. Take your time and post when you are ready. Welcome to AS Ruthie
  10. 1)The infamous, what's your favorite color? Cyan 2) What's your favorite animal? Giraffes. And my dogs. 3) If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would you want to meet? Virginia Woolf. And Tori. 4) If you could turn into any animal for a day, what animal would you turn into and what would you do? I'd be a chimp and write a sonata. 5) If you could have any job what would it be? I am doing my ideal job. I'd just like to be paid for it. I've also thought of being an architect though, or a therapist. 6) If you could be any age for the rest of your llife, what age would you wan
  11. Hi Little Bee, These last few days have been a little weird, haven't they? I know you felt lots of love with Kathleen on Wednesday, so much that you couldn't stop smiling but then that it all felt like it got taken away again. I know you've been really, really scared and sad since then. The truth is, I don't know what is going to happen over the next few months, and I'm a little (a lot) scared too. But please stay with me - I'm not going to abandon you. Even though we are having to do things we don't want to, we will be doing them for us. Even though we can't spend all of our time in someo
  12. Welcome to AS Heather Ruthie
  13. Welcome to AS Lucybee You are more than welcome here, and I very much doubt you would bore anyone, or that there would be a need to kick you out. We're here to support you. Take your time and post when you're ready. Ruthie
  14. Heather, It's a difficult thing to explain as it feels a little more intuitive than any explanation will allow, but the idea is that we all have a smaller version of ourselves (or lots of versions, at different ages) that still exists within our adult selves. My Little Bee is about 7, I think. Our inner children often direct the way we feel, or our actions, even though we often don't know this is the case. And this is especially so when we have been hurt as young children. Moreover we may often find that our needs now are at odds with those of our inner children. For example, I find (like Da
  15. I thought, since I started the thread, that I should kick things off. I call my inner child Little Bee. Her name is organic. It had been growing for some time, but it wasn't until I watched it settle on my arm like the bee she is that I knew why it was so. We're really only just getting to know one another, and it is a bittersweet process. Several months ago I had a profound experience at a Tori gig. Tori was singing The Beekeeper, and as she played I started thinking about what that song means. About the idea of losing our mothers, and the extraordinary pain and grief I feel, regularly, at
  16. Hi all, We have threads elsewhere that deal with how we're feeling day to day, and threads for our general rants and moans. We also have the therapy section, which is great for discussing the dynamics of our therapy and healing processes. But, as far as I know, we don't have somewhere to come if we want to talk to our inner child. So I thought I'd start a thread for that purpose. What is your inner child like? Do you have a good relationship with one another? How is she (or he) feeling today? Is there anything you want to say to her (him)? Use this thread to honour them, and you. Ruthie
  17. (((Speakeasy))) Welcome to AS. I am so glad that you are speaking out, and not just for you, but for a generation of women whose stories are perhaps more quiet than others. I respect your courage and strength. Please know that although the age range is wide here, you will be supported and heard. I look forward to getting to know you. Ruthie
  18. Welcome to AS PurpleAngel I'm sorry for all that you have been through. Please know that you are in a safe space here. Ruthie
  19. Welcome to AS Becky I agree. One of my favourite quotes, as many here know, is The teacher comes when the student is ready. Since hearing it for the first time I have ceased to believe in coincidences. You already have. You survived and you are here. Look forward to getting to know you. Ruthie
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