Haunted

In the last couple of months my earliest memory of life has been flooding back to the forefront of my mind. The first thing I remember is my baptism when I was a baby. My parents decided to baptize me in the Greek Orthodox Church. All I remember is the priest clutching my body with his big hands. I’m cold, naked and wet just crying my eyes out, while being watched by all those people sitting in the pews. Some old friends and relatives who passed away in the last couple of years. All I wanted was to go home and be in my warm cozy crib. That’s all I wanted. Nothing more. My mom had told me years later that I had a cold. She didn’t have time to cancel the occasion at the last minute so she decided to make due with the situation. It scars me in some respects, and I’ve often wondered if perhaps talking to a psychotherapist of some sort might help me learn to cope So that I’ll never have to think or cry about my first living nightmare ever again.

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Anonymous

Jun 1, 2022 at 4:33am

The Limbic System and Hippocampus is not fully developed until about 3 years of age. This is a major part of memory storage, so you're having false memories due to an overactive imagination, neurosis, and memories placed in your mind from stories told by your mother. You should talk to a psychotherapist, you sound like a deeply neurotic person.

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Anonymous

Jun 1, 2022 at 5:26am

Daftie! You should be grateful to have that memory!

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Wow

Jun 1, 2022 at 5:35am

Very few people seen to recall some of their earliest memories. Sounds like yours was photographic.

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Primal scream

Jun 1, 2022 at 6:10am

There is a form of therapy called primal therapy if you’re ever interested. It’s a form of therapy where the psychotherapist helps a patient relieve the pain of their own birth. It’s basically a means of getting rid of all the emotional blocks and learning to cope those feelings by mostly crying or sometimes screaming. The psychotherapist will help you learn how to deal with those feelings after you block them out for so long. So the purpose of primal therapy is to help you learn how to come to terms with painful memories that you’ve blocked out for so long. There’s quite a few good videos about it on YouTube.

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uh

Jun 1, 2022 at 7:51pm

Not sure why the downvotes, but this type of adverse childhood experience (ACE, lookit up), can set the stage for addiction later in life. Nothing trivial about that.

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Anonymous

Jun 1, 2022 at 11:28pm

I think you should just get your vivid imagination in check and stop being overly dramatic.

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From one Greek to another

Jun 1, 2022 at 11:45pm

I used to attend Sunday services with my family at my local Greek orthodox church when I was a child. Church in general has not existed on my list of viable places to visit in over a decade.

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Umm

Jun 2, 2022 at 10:06am

You aren't remembering this, you are imagining it. The line between the two is actually quite blurry but you are on the wrong side of it.

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Yes OP, super early memories for ppl with early-developed

Jun 2, 2022 at 7:09pm

Limbic/Hippo.
I remember a super early image of watching All In The Family when I was 2.
And the next year being in a small city field (there were apartments built there not long afterwards) that had bunches of people and a lot were hippies. It might have been a be-in. Maybe people were selling arts & crafts.
The earliest memories. Some good, some bad.
Hope you get healing

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Screw greeks

Jun 2, 2022 at 11:42pm

Look to Athens for our response. Airbnb has massacred part of their precious city. But seriously. Burn in hell. Earthquake incoming. Don’t forget about the volcano;)

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