How have people got past their fear of leaving? I'm struggling with staying as a jw but also struggling to take the plunge and leave
The wife told me I think too much...
by James Mixon 35 Replies latest jw friends
Thanks to all you good folks, I was away for a few days... A few days at the casino and I slept OK and the only thinking that was done, how to get my money back. I just read all to good advice from you folks and thanks very much!!!!!
The sense of "confidence" which the High Control WTBorg Cult Inc. instills in the minds of its followers penetrates deeply into the psyche. It seems that almost all who find their way out of The Cult experience some degree of uncertainty anxiety and doubt while "deprogramming" from what once was a very comfortable zone of exclusivity where one just knew that they had found the narrow path and happily were part of the small group who would survive the extermination with the reward of paradise.
Discovering that there is a Real Truth quite a lot different than the belief that billions will die forever at Armageddon brings much relief. Knowing that The Word tells us that ALL will be saved and ALL will be given healing and health as well as an eternal life removes the doubt and uncertainty residue from the WTBorg Cult Inc. High Control Programming. Then a feeling of true compassion and empathy towards those still trapped in The Cult takes hold and one is able to treat them with kindness while sleeping peacefully at night knowing that even they will be saved.
We're all in the same boat because we all have our problems and our demons. The Plan for the Whole Creation takes all of that into account.
2+2=5A little cannabis indica with some cbd content can be great for anxiety. I’ve got a relative who is a veteran, served overseas and he suffers from bad anxiety. He’s off pharmaceuticals and feels much better now treating anxiety with cannabis.
I find meditation to be very helpful for quieting the mind. I like the guided meditations on you tube by The Honest Guys, especially for those new to meditation. It's easy, you just put some headphones on and they talk you through it. There are different meditations, for anxiety, sleep, healing, etc.
Here is one for anxiety:
2+2=5..Yes i believe that's my problem, PTSD from Vietnam and PTSD from leaving the WT. A double whammy...Meditation sound good, thanks Lisa..