Hey friends, welcome to System Pride Day!
If you are wondering what people with multiple systems are celebrating, we are celebrating who we are and how we are lucky to have alters.
Now, that may seem strange, I mean who wants to live in the chaos of having a personality that is splintered and at times out of control.
Well, think of it this way. Had our brains not been able to dissociate and store away the traumatic events we survived as helpless children, we would have either gone insane or died.
There is no doubt in my mind that my alters saved me and that I needed them.
Also, it is important to understand that the alters in a multiple system are not monsters, horrible creatures or enemies, they are parts of us, parts of our personality stuck in trauma-time.
The first step towards healing is acknowledging they exist, then comes learning to love them instead of being afraid or angry at them.
I am proud, not of the fact that I was harmed and had to form a multiple system to survive, but because of the wonderful job I did in the forme of my alters to survive.
I love my alters and I cherish them, and in saying that I now know that I am saying I love and cherish myself.
And that is okay.