You are not right in the head.
You should be put away.
You'd be easier to manage if you were on medication.
Do you know you are not normal?
These are all direct quotes from a variety of crazy makers who have come into my life at one time or another. They are those people who delight in twisting you up and making you feel so insane, so not right.
People who will on purpose and with intent say and do things to mess with your head, your emotions, your truth are crazy makers. They may not be primary abusers, for some of us they are the ambush artists but they are always waiting in the wings for their chance to add to the disarray of your mind.
When you know for certain about something, they are the ones who will spend all their time and efforts to make you sound like you made it up. They know, you know and yet the tangled mess goes on and on.
Crazy makers. They are the ones, that so often, convince us to be quiet. They are the ones who try to deny that any truth but theirs has value. They are the ones who will say, Now there dear, you know you have no idea what you are talking about. I KNOW and you DO NOT. So hush.
And because, at least in my experience, they are so blessed hard to argue with that I've often (too often!) given up and gone away. Hurt. Alone. Thought of as wrong in the head and wrong in the heart. Just wrong.
They tell you loving things with hurtful intent. They use knowledge for control and for power. They do not empower or encourage. They cut apart, they cut through, they deny the healing because they deny the wounding.
When do you know if you are with a crazy maker? For me it is easy - when (after talking to them for even a little while) you feel like you've been talking to an alien. A frustrating alien who speaks a language like yours but turns everything you say into something else. And for me I know it by the smug look on their faces when frustrated I start to give up and turn away.
How have I dealt with my crazy makers? I ignore them. I refuse to play their games and I refuse to be a party to their sport of harming me. I know what I know, they have no right to come and undo that. Your crazy makers don't have the right to do it to you either. No amount of pseudo loving words will cover their glee and joy at your pain and confusion.
When we are healing we are seeking truth and that is the very last thing a crazy maker wants us to find. Protect your truth, it is the most important thing you have or they wouldn't be trying to rip it from you, along with your sanity, your joy and your healing.
(statement of author: in no way am I ever discounting a valid diagnosis by a professional, I'm talking directly about those people who would harm us at our most vulnerable and engage in a special kind of abuse that makes me crazy, hence their tag of crazy makers. This does, however, put the finger firmly in their faces for any of them who have made someone's mental illness worse by their cruelty. They know who they are.)