Hey! I can relate to this on a big level. My best advice: 1. don’t give into the temptation to talk about those thoughts with your people. This is simply a compulsion and when the weight is lifted after confessing give it just a little while and you wil think of something else. It’s a cycle. Lastly, your brain most likely held onto it because it was traumatic and that doesn’t mean it was sugnificant— just your brain (when dealing with OCD) wants to convinced you of that. As a believer, don’t search your heart, mind, soul, past. Let holy Spirit do that. He’s much better at it than you. I hope you find peace.
Okay. That makes a lot of sense! What do you mean by it was probably traumatic though?
I just want to remember for sure that they were intrusive thoughts but I am spending all day ruminating and it isn't helping:(
@Hopeforthefuture I mean that maybe you had a thought that brought you many emotions of anxiety, fear, worry, etc. As you felt those emotions perhaps trauma was established in your brain. I only say this because I feel as if this has happened to me. It may not be your case! I suffered for years without knowing it was OCD and that caused a lot of mental trauma for me.