I’m not completely sure where this topic should go.
A few weeks ago, I had this intrusive thought about Our Lady that really bothered me and I tried to reason with myself that it was NOT a thought I wanted nor did I purposefully make it happen.
Well, that thought started to move onto other holy topics and I was getting really frustrated. My mind has been driving me crazy with blasphemous thoughts that I KNOW I don’t want and I KNOW are wrong.
However, I’m really having trouble ignoring them. I try to just tell myself to ignore it and forget it but then I find myself enjoying some peace of mind and BAM! I remember that I’m not thinking those thoughts at the moment, my mind wonders “what thoughts”, and then they’re back and I’m distressed.
I mentioned it to my psychologist and she thinks it could be a spiritual attack and I’m thinking that it’s that as well as the fact that I’ve had anxiety and scruples. My scruples seem to be disappearing after much prayer but it also worries me that I’m not worried about sinning because I don’t feel nervous about things anymore. I still know right from wrong though so it’s annoying to have that feeling.
I’m just wondering if any of you have any tips or experience in having intrusive thoughts. How did you forget them or ignore them? I find myself co scantly asking Mary to pray for me and Jesus I give e the grace and strength to get through this. It’s all just very frustrating because I’m trying to be a better Catholic!!!