Trauma work and why it's necessary
Most people we work with tell us "I don't have any trauma in my life, nothing happened to me growing up, I had a great childhood". This is normal. We also felt like this for most of our lives. The word Trauma does not necessarily mean that some big event happened that you need psychotherapy sessions to process.
Yes, some people do have "big" obvious Traumas, but what can sometimes hold us back even more are the smaller traumas that we are not aware of. How can you deal with something you are not aware is there? We all live and relive through "traumas" almost every day. A lot of them are micro, so small you won't be aware of them. Did you know that every time you talk about a painful memory or trauma, you reactivate it in your emotional, energetic, and physical bodies? As you speak, or even think, about an old issue, you experience it as if it is happening right now. Since your subconscious does not know the difference between current experience and past memory, for all intents and purposes, the trauma or painful experience is happening now.
When you re-activate old painful memories, your thoughts, words and emotions create a karmic energy that you unknowingly project out into your future. This karmic energy manifests in more of the same painful experiences, similar to the original issue. In other words, when issues come up without resolution, a karmic loop or pattern develops and validates your experience and beliefs around how you feel. This then feels like your truth or your reality.
Each time this karmic pattern manifests in real life situations, you re-experience the original wound and the current hurt simultaneously. When this occurs, it is a powerful opportunity to listen to the past wounds and clear them by listening to and acknowledging the current ones in real time.
Unfortunately, when an issue is re-activated, instead of using it as an opportunity to grow and clear out disempowering beliefs, many of us react by pushing the wounds down with numbing substances like food, drugs, internet, social media, TV, exercise, work, and a long list of other distractions.
Ignored and pushed away issues get stored in the body, until we release them. The body obliges as a storehouse for emotional wounds but it does take its toll, especially if issues are accumulated for long periods of time. Storing wounds in the body eventually weakens the body and immune system and invites illness and dis-ease, as well as causing depression, fatigue, stress, injuries and weight gain to name a few. The good news is that the body is ready to release issues, the moment you are.
When an unacknowledged issue is re-activated, don’t just push it down – take the time to finally listen to it. This means creating intentional space to feel your emotions and allow the issue to process through to resolve it in your system. Once you allow yourself to fully experience these emotions for the first time, without resistance, you will innately know what path to clear these issues is right for you.
Wounds are meant to be temporary. We are not meant to spend our lives carrying around past issues and hurts.
Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be managed and then moved. When we can talk about our feelings, bring them to our awareness, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary every time we acknowledge them and give ourselves what we need in every moment.
We are passionate about helping others uncover their patterns and shed the layers of themselves that are disempowering them and keeping them stuck and in suffering.
Listening to yourself is the greatest skill you can ever learn.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
IFBB PRO Athletes Rosie Rascal Harte & Claire McGrath on a mission to spread our combined learnings from many disciplines and industries to help you on your journey of personal development with your health, vitality and abundance. We are here to guide you to manifesting the life and relationship with food you have always wanted. How we relate to food affects so many different things in our lives that we may not even be aware of. We will help you discover what's holding you back and give you the tools to manage yourself to take you forward for life.