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#450877 - 10/21/13 08:22 PM Here is what not to do
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Registered: 09/13/13
Posts: 78
Loc: Kansas
DO NOT google earth the house you were abused in..... frown
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#450886 - 10/21/13 09:19 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
Suwanee Offline
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FlightMedic38,

Believe me, I know about such things. I have a habit of "inoculating" myself with small does of unpleasant things with the hopes of being better prepared to take on the larger "thing."

Some report that it's helpful...and even a step toward actually visiting the site. I've looked up satellite imagery of the camp and found it unsettling, but nothing too bad. I was in the right frame of mind I suppose. I guess the point is to REALLY know where you are in addressing your issues before diving into this. If you have a T, make sure you discuss it with them first. He/she may or may not advise doing it.


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#450890 - 10/21/13 09:59 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Yeah...I waited years before I googleEarthed the place. but now I do it on occasion. Its not something to do unless you KNOW you are ready.
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#450891 - 10/21/13 10:01 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Registered: 09/13/13
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Loc: Kansas
Will
Well I should have discussed with my T first, I guess you live and learn.. It really upset me. Going to try and put in the box until my T session.. Not sure that will work but........Going to try
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#450892 - 10/21/13 10:03 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Registered: 09/13/13
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Loc: Kansas
Still,
Very dumb move on my part... Just hoping for a nightmare free night...
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#450897 - 10/21/13 10:23 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 41
Loc: Illinois
On my way down to the weekend of recovery, I drove past the school were I was abused and I said I beat you guys. On the way home, I drove past the school and I didn't even say anything and no past feelings came up. I left my past at the WoR and working on living moment to moment.

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#450899 - 10/21/13 10:36 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Registered: 09/13/13
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Loc: Kansas
That is great Bill, I hope to be at a point to do WOR in the future... Great Job!!!!!!!!
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#451020 - 10/22/13 10:00 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Hi FlightMedic38. I Google earthed the place where I was first molested. It was a patch of woods outside of the apartment complex in CT where my family lived at the time. (I was in 2nd grade.) Now those woods are gone and there is a subdivision there. When I saw that, I was somehow relieved and saddened at the same time. I do not know why. Peace,

Ken


Edited by BraveFalcon (10/22/13 10:01 PM)

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#451046 - 10/23/13 04:22 AM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: BraveFalcon]
Jacob S Offline
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Originally Posted By: BraveFalcon
Now those woods are gone and there is a subdivision there. When I saw that, I was somehow relieved and saddened at the same time. I do not know why.


The summer camp where some of my abuse took place changed hands and none of the original buildings are still standing. Its nice to know that the people running it now are not in any way connected to the original camp leaders, but it having changed so much means even if I did ever get around to visiting the land I don't think it would confirm my memories. I'm glad the buildings and the original owners are gone but I feel like I missed a chance at investigating my past.
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#451089 - 10/23/13 01:09 PM Re: Here is what not to do [Re: flightmedic38]
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Loc: California
Thankfully the house has been torn down and evidence it was ever there is now gone.

What it's taken me years to see is that my rolling over to authority, even when I know I'm right, has been based on abuse and my resignation to failure to protect myself and fear to tell my story to anyone for the same reason - fear.

Not that it makes any difference today, but there have been a number of times I've just taken things when I should have been my own best advocate to expose the truth against false accusers and liars.

How do I get over this issue? Any suggestions?
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