When you start your healing journey, whether that’s from religious trauma, childhood trauma, a traumatic event, or even a combination of traumas, it can be easy to fall into the hope that one day you’ll be completely healed.
No more triggers.
No more panic attacks.
No more anxiety ridden days.
No more depressive episodes.
No more shame or guilt.
Unfortunately, that’s not reality.
Healing doesn’t make the trauma disappear.
Healing helps you learn how to process the emotions, release the trauma from your body, find ways to ground yourself during triggers, learn to trust yourself and find peace within.
Healing has a way of helping bring light into the world of darkness you’ve lived in for so long.
It takes the lies you’ve believed and slowly reveals the truth that the trauma had hidden from you.
All of this healing whether it’s done through courses, books, with a therapist, or a trauma recovery coach can’t just erase the trauma you endured. It’s a part of you.
Our recovery can make us stronger, more resilient, and powerful people, but it can’t erase our past.
We must make peace with our trauma, the guest in our head that we never invited but unfortunately, we can’t kick out.
We can learn to quit the guest when it starts to speak.
We can learn to combat the guests lies with the truth.
We can learn how to ground ourselves when the guest pushes our triggers.
We can learn how to release the tension the guest has caused in our physical body.
We can learn to sit with the emotions the guest brings instead of lock them away.
We can learn to find our authentic self, you know the one the guest hid from you.
The guest will always be there, but we’re taking their power away.