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#410135 - 09/14/12 07:09 PM Rosary and DID
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Here's something that I've been doing, great for any Catholic with dissociative issues:

I'll say a decade of the rosary, vocalizing the first half of the Hail Mary with my eyes open; and then for the 2nd half, I close my eyes and just think the words without moving my mouth.

Alternating this way through a whole decade or even the whole rosary helps unify my inner and outer selves.
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#410170 - 09/15/12 12:09 AM Re: Rosary and DID [Re: cant_remember]
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Originally Posted By: cant_remember

... I close my eyes and just think the words without moving my mouth.

Alternating this way through a whole decade or even the whole rosary helps unify my inner and outer selves.


I did something as a young man which might be somewhat comparable. I was not a Catholic so I didn't have rosary. But I memorized long stretches of Bible passages. Romans 5,6, and 8. As a child I had already memorized Psalms 23 and 100. I memorized about 100 other Bible verses from something called the Topical Memory System. I had to force my selves to do this together so it was unifying. Different selves all had to participate. Therefore it was very unifying. I didn't understand the depth to which this was beneficial for many years.

Puffer



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#410337 - 09/16/12 11:49 PM Re: Rosary and DID [Re: cant_remember]
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Thanks, Puffer.

That makes a lot of sense. We have to learn to work together.
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