“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott

You are so much stronger now that you have had these challenging experiences. Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience. 

Everyone’s trauma is unique to their own life experiences. Sometimes we are aware of when trauma is occurring and sometimes we don’t realize it until different, let’s say triggers pop up, causing us to flashback into that space. We notice how that was the beginning of not being able to manage emotions, or the fear of being left behind and abondandoned started, or when our sense of safety and joy diminished.

If it felt traumatic to you, then it was trauma that you experienced. If we compare our trauma to others, saying that our trauma isn’t as bad as what someone else went through, it invalidates our trauma and may prolong some of the healing process. Traumatic events can be from being in an abusive or neglectful relationship (emotional, physical, and sexual), an accident of any sort, job termination, witnessing violence, victim of a crime, anything that makes you feel an inability to function with joy, happiness, and sense of safety. 

If you are noticing an inability to form healthy relationships, avoiding certain situations, making negative assumptions about what others are thinking about you, being a people pleaser, trouble recognizing and expressing emotions, low self esteem or worth, anxiety and depression, a sense of hopelessness, issues with your physical body such as headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension

Not selfish, self preservation 

Healing is really just letting yourself feel. It is unearthing your traumas and embarrassments and losses and allowing yourself the emotions that you could not have in the moment that you were having those experiences. 

Wounded healers aren’t born or made. They create themselves by transforming their pain into power and adversity into strength. They are spiritual alchemist who understand the value of facing the shadows and transmuting them into light. They are the illuminators of the unseen realms and help lost souls find help, home, and healing. 

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