reply to post by Joneselius
I was lying in my bed as a child, and as children do I have the covers up to my eyes (I used to pretend it protected me from
Just out of curiosity, has anything happened to you besides being frightened?
Since that first experience and now (how many years) you have been afraid that something bad is going to happen, yet nothing ever does?
Fear is the only power this thing has over you, you know.
Look at it like the class bully. They get a kick out of making you afraid because that is "fun" to them.
As long as you appear afraid to them, they will keep doing it for the charge they get.
If you stop appearing to cower before a bully then the fun goes out of it for them and they will go someplace else for kicks.
This thing is a bully. All bullies are cowards really.
Try standing your ground instead of "fleeing" into that place of fear.
Say a little prayer, ask for help, then tell it, "I am not afraid of you anymore!"
"Go away !"
It may be come worse for a while but eventually it will become less and less of a problem.
"I am on to you now. You are no longer welcome I know what you are trying to do. Bully!. Pick on someone your own size !. Go away. This is my house,
my life !"
Stamp your foot, shaky your fist. Hands on hips. Don't yell, don't get angry. And don't act
afraid. You may be scared out of your wits but
don't show it. Act fed up.
The first time you try this is the worst.
It gets easier. If the activity picks up, just keep jumping out of bed ( all night long if need be) and repeat this kind of verbal affirmation.
Stand_And_Face_It. Face your fear. (Its only fear).
Own your space. Own your life. It is yours. You have every right. Don't laugh, don't mock or challenge.
Ask for help with this, you alone cannot win in a battle of strength. Be humble when you ask and be thankful if help is provided.
Remember, it is not about you and your power overwhelming this thing, but rather you asserting yourself (for the first time?).