Ever struggle with a past trauma, and it's creating future dramas?
❤️ Hope this reaches YOU, and provides the power-up needed.
A thought: Your past traumas don’t have to create future dramas. There’s no doubt this falls in the “easier said than done” category. ❤️ power-up!
I think it’s safe to say that we all have experienced trauma at one point in our lives. Heck, many of us have experienced it and still haven’t even realized it. It’s okay, I’m not going to go too deep or pretend to be some expert. I am going to make an attempt to share what I’ve learned from looking at my own traumatic events through a different lens. I hope it helps. ❤️power-up!
In my opinion, one of the best ways to see trauma on display is from one of my favorite movies, Good Will Hunting. You know the scene where Sean, played by Robin Williams, confronts Will, played by Matt Damon, and repeats “it’s not your fault” until Will breaks. It’s a beautiful scene. To me why it’s beautiful isn’t the acting, even though it’s wonderful, it’s that it captures the release of the stuck energy caused by trauma leaving the body. If you’ve experienced this, then you’d have to agree Matt Damon nailed it!
Overcoming trauma requires us to raise our awareness and recognize the patterns, wake up to it, and be open for change. It’s all about putting down the guard long enough to let love sneak in. It’s taking a second to love yourself enough to forgive, or realize it wasn’t your fault. We all have things we wish we could do over. Yes, sometimes, life has dealt us some crappy hands, but don’t you think it’s our choice of how long we hang on to them? ❤️power-up!
This isn’t to say the cure is to “let it go”, but it is an opportunity to see things through a different lens. What if we ask, “What am I gaining by continuing to focus on the pain?” Maybe asking better questions helps us come to a better solution? Asking, does all this drama really serve me?
Maybe you’re someone who inflicts trauma on others. Why is it you continue to do this? What happened that you need to address? ❤️power-up!
Maybe you’re someone who seems to pick the wrong people. What are you looking to fill inside of you? How could you address this? ❤️power-up!
There’s no simple answer to this, but I can say addressing it will save your life. You’re not alone. We all know how this feels. Maybe it can start with talking with someone. Maybe it can start by writing things out.❤️power-up!
For me, it started by writing out a question: Why do I hate myself so much?
And after a lot of tears, and writing, and tears, it began to not hurt as much. Slowly, I was able to unpack lots of pain. Does this mean it’s all over? Nah, but it does give us the skills to deal with drama when it creeps back up. The thing about love is that it never gives up on you. Even when you want to run the opposite way, love sneaks up behind you, and slowly places it’s hands over your eyes and whispers “guess who?!”
I hope you find the time to love yourself even a little. Open that door and change your focus. Take your gaze off of what you don’t want and wonder if things could be different.
It’s not too late and it’s not your fault!
Live More. Love More. Wonder More!
Much love to you all! ❤️
Overcoming trauma requires us to raise our awareness and recognize the patterns, wake up to it, and be open for change. ❤️ Live More. Love More. Wonder More!