Updated: Aug 30
Trauma is an emotion that can come in many forms, from childhood experiences to past life events. It can be overwhelming and debilitating, but it is also something each of us can learn to heal from. Healing trauma requires us to look at our stories and illusions we’ve created around it and how they shape our perceptions.
Childhood trauma has long-term effects on a person’s body, mind, and spirit. Many childhood experiences can create feelings of fear, shame, guilt, or worthlessness that are carried into adulthood. Often, grownups harbor these emotions without understanding their source. Understanding childhood trauma helps us to identify patterns of behavior or beliefs we may have developed in childhood as coping mechanisms for this pain.
Inter-generational trauma is the transmission of emotional wounds from one generation to the next through learned behaviors or inherited beliefs. Families often pass down negative belief systems that become ingrained in the culture of the family, such as low self-esteem or perfectionism. These patterns can be seen between parents and children who experience conflict with poor communication skills or abusive relationships.
Past life trauma occurs when unresolved issues from a previous existence carry over into current life situations. In order to heal these unresolved issues, one must understand how these experiences relate to the present day situation and take steps towards healing any underlying feelings of unworthiness or powerlessness. By understanding where these feelings originate from, we are better able to release them and create new opportunities for growth in our current life situation
Self-help is one way people can start their healing journey when dealing with childhood trauma, generational trauma, and even past life traumas. Self-help books, videos and podcasts are a great tool for gaining deeper insight into our emotional world and developing new ways of tackling any challenges that arise as a result of childhood experiences or inherited belief systems from generations before us. Self-help approaches encourage us to gain greater self-awareness and personal responsibility so we can make positive changes within ourselves.
Healing from childhood and generational traumas often involves facing our fears about certain topics in order to move forward in life with clarity and purpose. One approach is called “inner child work” which focuses on building relationships with the inner child part of ourselves which holds onto all those childhood hurts and pains that need resolution before we can move on in life free from limitation caused by earlier traumatic events. This type of work also encourages us to develop healthier relationships with ourselves so we don’t repeat the same patterns again later on down the line. This allows us instead to evolve much faster than if those patterns were still intact blocking our path forward.
Past life healing allows us to go beyond into other lifetimes where unresolved issues remain dormant until they are brought to light so they may be released once more freeing up energy within ourselves again. This allows us a more joyful potential within this lifetime too. Working with hypnotherapy, dream analysis, meditation, visualization, qigong, yoga, energy healing, crystal therapy, bio-field cleansing & breath work all offer unique ways to heal. These different modalities allow one to access deeper levels within themselves therefore releasing tensions & blockages creating more clarity & freedom that enables us once again to reclaim our true power.
Ultimately, healing involves shedding the illusions we have about ourselves by recognizing who we truly are beyond any stories about childhood traumas or generational influences that hold us back . We must embrace our power within each moment as it arises allowing ourselves permission to step out of our comfort zone taking risks & making mistakes thus learning a new way of being.