Have you ever awakened from a dream and felt the intensity of your emotions flowing through your body as if it were all real? This is one way your subconscious tries to pinpoint a trauma and get you to focus on it so you can heal it.
Have you ever felt triggered? Let’s say you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see something you don’t agree with, or you’re watching the news or listening to people nearby argue about politics. Have you ever felt like you NEEDED to say something? Maybe you felt like you wanted to run away? You may even start to feel panic, like shaking on the inside of your body, or feel like your blood is boiling with anger or rage. This is the emotional and sometimes physical response to trauma held in your body. When you feel “triggered”, it’s actually your body trying to tell you that there is trauma that needs to be healed.
Have you ever watched a movie scene that triggered a deep feeling like sadness, guilt, or anger that wouldn’t calm down & wouldn’t leave your thoughts long after you’ve finished watching it? This is also a triggered trauma trying to come into your awareness.
Another way that your subconscious works to show you your trauma is by giving you patterns in your reality. This could be a pattern in your love life that always seems to fail in a certain way. Or a pattern of job failures, friendship failures, money issues, health problems, etc. These patterns help you become aware of your trauma and once the trauma is healed, all of the patterns start to heal.
When people hear the word “trauma”, they usually think of it as the result of a horrific tragedy like child abuse, a life-altering car accident, the death of a loved one, or war. Yes, all of these things are traumatic, but there are many different levels of trauma which happen to everyone and for any kind of experience.
Trauma can come from something seemingly simple such as hurt feelings, a disagreement, a break-up, or a disappointment to the most obvious & severe tragedies (as I mentioned above) and everything in between. I have worked with clients to clear all types of trauma that range from trauma from being forced to eat food they didn’t like, from being in school, from being born, from having friends that lie, to trauma from being human, from sexual abuse, from physical abuse, and even from being separated from God.
There is no trauma that is insignificant, as any kind of trauma has negative effects on your life.
Physically, trauma can be the root cause of any health issue from a small rash to full-blown cancer. It can cause insomnia, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, muscle tension, headaches, breathing issues, digestive issues, heart issues, and much more.
Mentally, emotionally, & psychologically, trauma shows up as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, addiction, feeling numb or emotionally distant, mood swings, times of feeling “out-of-control”, misdirected anger, nightmares, overly active fight-or-flight response, dissociation, disconnection from others, confusion, memory loss, trouble concentrating, “irrational” fears, etc.
Spiritually, trauma leads to feelings of being disconnected from Source/God. This “disconnection” can deepen your sense of loneliness, despair, and hopelessness and can make you feel unworthy of love. From my experience, most people who suffer from any form of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are holding traumas from being disconnected from Source. (Everyone I have worked with has trauma – you do not need to be diagnosed with trauma in order to have it or heal it.)
Energetically, trauma is blockages in our energetic field. These blocks actually attract more of the same kind of trauma. The Law of Attraction is the principle that energy attracts the same energy. So, if your energetic field is full of traumas (even small ones), it will attract more traumas, more negative experiences. Clearing these traumas out of your energy field stops that force that pulls in more negativity. These traumatic blocks also prevent your growth. They stifle you and create fear from moving forward in any area of your life.
When you do not heal a trauma, the “signs” that you receive that are trying to bring the trauma into your awareness will escalate. The signs will get louder, more obvious, or more dramatic so you finally pay attention. Sometimes the only way for the trauma to get through to some people is another traumatic event that forces the person to stop everything, stop the distractions, and focus fully on themselves.
The effects of trauma do not have to last a lifetime. The effects do not have to gradually get worse until you finally recognize that the trauma needs to be healed. You can choose to be proactive. Find the trauma, face the trauma, and heal it now.
When you heal trauma, you begin to heal physically, emotionally mentally, spiritually and energetically in all areas of your life. You break down the invisible walls that always seem to be in your way. You release the fearful & “damaged” parts of your personality and bring more of the YOU that is meant to be. You let go of the darkness and let the light flood in.
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Love & blessings,
Sarah Jean Keller