by Stacey Mayo
Most people feel crazy at some point(s) in their life. Often they wonder ‘what happened to my mind? I didn’t used to be like this.’
Perhaps you have or have had:
- erratic thoughts and/or emotions
- confused thoughts that don’t make sense
- abusive thoughts
- weird visions
- childlike thoughts
- obsessive/compulsive thoughts
- anger for what seems like no reason
- repetitive thoughts
- excessive sensitivity to noise, light and/or something else
- crazy-making in your mind
- other _____________
A therapist might tell you . . .
“What you are experiencing is normal.”
You might think ‘it sure doesn’t feel normal.’ The fact that lots of people experience this makes it “normal.”
Normal is not necessarily healthy. Look around you and you will likely see a lot of behaviors that are considered normal. Perhaps they are healthy, perhaps not. Who gets to say?
My studies with clients show most people have erratic, sometimes crazy, sometime abusive thoughts. At times it can feel like insanity, or like you are ‘cursed’, yet they would pass a mental illness exam just fine.
Many people are sane on the outside but feel crazy on the inside (crazy in their head).
What I Have Found!
Upon scanning clients, I typically find the issue is inherited. Our ancestors felt crazy and cursed too but rarely talked about it. These genetic markers for crazy , cursed or other mental health problems get activated in our DNA at different points in our lives. Something in our life might set it off or it just might happen for what seems like no reason at all.
If you have ever experienced anything like this, please know you are not alone. Hopefully that will give you some comfort.
These issues can be difficult to heal. Persistence is key.
Here’s a Tip:
When you know you are not crazy and it’s inherited, you can truly tell yourself it’s not your fault. This can help you stop berating yourself. Keep taking steps to heal this as it is often deep and increases with age.
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