Heroes in Crisis #7- Eye of the Storm

Posted: March 27, 2019 by Ty in Spirituality
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When Hal Jordan in grief succumbed to Parallax and killed the GL Corps

Heroes in Crisis for the uninitiated is the 9 part mini-series by Tom King and Clay Mann put out by DC Comics. It is about mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a feeling the Post-Traumatic Growth is coming…and a little place called Sanctuary. Oh and there is a temporal murder mystery as well. What is not to love as walls of stigma are shattered by the biggest heroic names of Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman?

The mystery is deepening as Blue & Gold (Booster Gold & Blue Beetle) meet up with the Dynamicker Duo (Harley Quinn & Batgirl) on the run and trying to sort out the truth (spoiler: the body of Wally West was 5 days older than the day it was found).

Wally’s story is unfolding of his weeks in Sanctuary treatment, 1, 2, 3, 4. It is a real time look at what happens when one opens themselves up to the healing process. There is a euphoria of the good, a leveling out, a time of more intense sorrow than can be explained (tears are healing)…and then it is like being in the eye of a Related imageHurricane…and eerie calm that you just cannot explain but are waiting for the other shoe to drop.

It creates a different kind of anxiety within your system. It is not driven by flashbacks, grief, physical-emotional-mental pain. It is literally driven by the fear that you are becoming you again.

That the trauma you are moving through, you are growing and changing for the better. Healing.

In that healing though the new grief anxiety grows as you realize that change is coming. Change triggers grief. Your entire system is used to running in the PTSD heightened sense of being, and it is possible to baseline back to you. Can you handle it?

What does it mean to no longer have your pain control you? But to integrate it healthily and move forward?

In Wally West’s case, returned from the Speed Force or where ever he was trapped due to Flashpoint and the New 52…it is the healing fear, of moving on from not having his family, Linda (his lightning rod) and Jai/Iris (his kids) and all the Flash family. As he noted in an earlier issue, “I am starting to forget”.

The healing crossroads, to choose the new life, or abide in the pain trauma or to simply cease. For those who may not get the rhythm of healing this issue could appear quite uninspired, but it is in its pacing that the true ending of stigma of mental health abides.

Thank you to my hunni for the gift of issue #7, cannot wait until next month and the month after (for the finale)…then guess I need a new series to read 🙂

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