I recently watched Bryce Dallace Howard’s interview with Marie Forleo and loved when she said that. It resonated with me because alongside my own challenges, I have seen others in my life, including my beautiful clients, encounter challenges that have really made them feel broken, depressed, and dysfunctional.
Healing soul trauma involves understanding the ways in which your soul has been fragmented through certain experiences that have in turn, left you to acquire limiting beliefs and emotions that perpetuate a negative story within your psyche. This of course, creates an energetic imbalance that only attracts more of the same experience as opposed to something new that is in alignment with who you can be at your highest potential.
To illustrate the concept of soul trauma better, consider a relationship break-up as an example. Most people are familiar with or can imagine the pain that can be caused by this experience. It can lead to all sorts of feelings – anger, sadness, frustration, etc. Let’s say you were rejected – that can lead you to acquire the self-limiting belief of not being good enough. At this point, think about the damage done to your energy system – your heart chakra and astral field are already out of whack, as is your sacral chakra and emotional body. Add in the self-limiting belief, and your solar plexus and mental body takes a hit as well.
The way to correct these imbalances in energy healing is to conduct a soul retrieval – the idea being that the parts of yourself that were whole, complete and functional were left behind at the moment of the traumatic experience and must be retrieved. This isn’t something that energy healers can do by themselves – it is very much a collaborative effort with the person seeking healing, that involves the person facing their experiences from the past and identifying what self-limiting beliefs and emotions have been acquired as a result of those experiences. Then the person has to change the negative story playing in their psyche (i.e. I am not good enough) to a positive one (i.e. I am good enough but wasn’t valued by that person, so there is someone out there that will value me for who I am). This entire process can occur through self-reflection, introspection, or work with a professional such as a therapist.
The energy healer has the job of sending healing energy to assist with releasing repressed emotions and beliefs as a result of the traumatizing experience and reversing the damage done to the energy fields. People often have greater self-awareness after getting energy healing done – there is clarity that helps them to better identify the source of their problems and a positive outlook that provides them with the desire to move forward in a new direction.
Once the person reaches this point, the healing will begin to take effect and the person will begin to overcome their negative story and attract more positive experiences.
Moving Through Trauma With Grace
I have been thinking a lot about the nature of grace recently and I am starting to appreciate it more and more. It is often said that how a person weathers their storm is reflective of their character and I have always admired those who have handled their challenges with grace.
Upon encountering challenges, it’s very easy to turn to escapist behaviour, including addictions, which is why it’s important from an energy healing perspective to also focus on keeping the solar plexus strong (this is the center of willpower) and sacral chakra (the center of emotions, which feed addictions or co-dependent behaviours). Without these energy centers staying strong, a person can resort to avoiding having to deal with their challenges instead of overcoming them in a healthy way.
It is also important to heal the crown chakra, which is the center of faith. When you realize that everything happens for a reason, even if you can’t see it in the present moment, you are trusting a divine intelligence that is at work for your own personal growth, spiritual development, and higher good. Trust in this intelligence can fast-track your recovery, especially if you choose to stay connected with this higher energy through your challenges. This is perhaps the most difficult part of healing soul trauma, for it is often difficult to keep the faith when you feel like you have been victimized and it’s often a shift in perspective or spiritual understanding that can assist in this regard.
While the process of healing soul trauma can be difficult and take time, it can change a person’s being and life, which makes it well worth the effort.
Happy soul healing!