PTSD and Forgiveness

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Beloved Children, forgive.  This World is so filled with a lack of forgiveness.  Know the treasure of Mercy wells within you and as you forgive those who have wounded you most egregiously, so shall I be generous in My Loving Mercy for you.

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 Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, is a serious potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist incident, sudden death of a loved one, war, violent personal assault such as rape, or other life-threatening events. Most people who experience such events recover from them, but people with PTSD continue to be severely depressed and anxious for months or even years following the event.

PTSD is diagnosed after a person experiences symptoms for at least one month following a traumatic event. However symptoms may not appear until several months or even years later. It is important to define trauma, depression and anxiety to understand PTSD.

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.

Depression is more than just sadness. People with depression may experience a lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, significant weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleeping, lack of energy, inability to concentrate, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Depression is the most common mental disorder.

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry, and have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

PTSD may also arise after people have experienced excessive chronic stress, such as a soldier after a major war.  Excessive chronic stress, which is constant and enduring, can be psychologically and physically debilitating.

How can Forgiveness help people cope with PTSD? Forgiveness has a supernatural power to overcome the past and create a platform for freedom. Forgiveness is tremendously helpful to make a new start. Brethren, you can even Forgive Yourself to evade your prison of the past, and though reconciling with your brethren is ideal, Forgiving without Reconciling is possible, even the best course in some situations such as rape and child molestation.

Forgiveness is an act of the will that breaks our bondage of the past and releases God’s Grace and Mercy. It is our best interest to forgive. Demons do not want us to forgive because they want to keep us under evil bondage.

Forgiving is not easy, requires HUMILITY which places God and neighbor ahead of our own selfish interests. However, “as you forgive those who have wounded you most egregiously, so shall I be generous in My Loving Mercy for you,” said God. “Your suffering is your treasure,” affirmed me the Holy Spirit. Refer to the article Dialogue with the Holy Spirit. I became radiant with joy and realize that the trash of my life was more precious than gold.

If we are reluctant to forgive during our lives, it is paramount to forgive our brethren in our own death beds, because then we will have nothing to lose and much to gain, including the Mercy of God and our salvation.

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4 Responses to PTSD and Forgiveness

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you for posting this has to be hard for Christians who have this. I pray this brings hope to them. God Bless You.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I love this posting so much. Yes, I needed this most beautiful message. I am so hard on myself. I remember everything I have done good and sinful, and it has taken me years to understand God’s Mercy. A great childhood priest friend FATHER EDWARD MULLEN started me off to understand God’s Mercy, and later in life I had read the Diary of Saint Furstina of God’s Divine Mercy. I also understood God’s Divine Mercy through Saint Margret Mary Allocone in which Jesus revealed to her the 9 Frist Fridays and than Our Lady of Fatima in the Five Saturdays. Jesus wishes that these two Devotions be honored together in reparation for all the sins of humanity. Great graces are bestowed upon all who have completed these great devotions. One of them is a soul will die in the state of grace and the promise of heaven. I had to learn from the outside because the public schools which I had attending did not teach about the mercy of God. My family life my mom and dad taught me. I have pervasive developmental disorder since birth and I wish that the catholic schools had a place for social needs to teach the mercy of God but the Catholic Schools have no place for children with social needs children. I ask all Roman Catholic Schools to make room for students with special needs. It is like Jesus, Mary and Saint Joseph there was no place in the inn for the Holy Birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Lord. Give a home to all soecial needs in all of our Roman Catholic Schools. Thank you. Maria.

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