“What you think, feel and want doesn’t matter” the message of child abuse. It, of course, can create writer’s block. Our writing is created from what we think and feel. The topic or theme of our writing is based on what we want and like. So child abuse can block our lives in every possible way.
It can also push us into writing. Our emotional survival may depend on it–the soul must breathe. Our life-force cannot be contained; there is a drive for freedom in every soul. The drive can be for better or for worse. Writing is one of the healthiest forms of rebellion. Writing heals rather than destroys– nearly all the time, although there are exceptions like Mein Kampf.
To overcome those messages, whose inculcation was often by physical violence, including asssault and rape, requires the help of a professional most of the time.
However, I have found that reading about EMDR, tapping and Byron Katie’s work I can actually do a great deal of healing on my own. Such healing are necessary to overcome writer’s block. Abused children often spend their lives hiding, trying desperately to fulfill their mission– to fly on broken wings.
I pray that all abused children, the world over, find healing this holiday season.