The cure for healing collective trauma is to embody being, truth, and presence.
Given the state of the world, we are all searching for love, truth, and connection.
The biggest embrace of Love you’ll ever make is to embrace yourself completely. Then you’ll realise you’ve just embraced the whole universe and everything and everybody in it.”
When you embrace the love of your truest self, your deepest being, and your authentic reality, you will not have to worry about striving to meet anyone’s expectations. You can let go of concerns about the ideal version of yourself, others, and the world.
You can heal yourself and the world by aligning with your true essence. But how do you do that? How do you embody being, truth, and presence in a world full of pain, suffering, and confusion?
You are not alone in this journey. You are part of a collective consciousness affected by the events around you and within you. You are connected by a web of energy that vibrates at different frequencies. When something traumatic happens, it creates a ripple effect that disturbs the harmony of this web and lowers its vibration. This can manifest as fear, anger, sadness, guilt, shame, or any other negative emotion that blocks our natural flow of life force.
The collective unconscious starts to stir, bringing deeply ingrained issues and unresolved wounds festering beneath the surface for far too long. Ignoring these wounds and hoping they will vanish is not an option. We must confront them, acknowledge their impact, and begin a healing journey to move forward and achieve a higher level of consciousness.
Are you caught in a trap?
Emotions are energy in motion that needs to be expressed and processed to be transformed from mind and body. When you suppress or avoid your emotions, you create a backlog of unresolved issues affecting your health, happiness, and relationships. You may also project your emotions onto others or attract situations that mirror your inner state.
Emotion difficulties can leave a lasting imprint in the form of energy, rendering you stuck in the middle of whatever traumatic event you were experiencing; retaining this energy in your body can cause significant physical and emotional stress. Trapped or triggered emotions are well-defined energies that have a shape and form. They often negatively impact your life and relationships, causing resentment and making it difficult to forgive or let go. Your past can keep you from moving forward and burden you with unresolved emotions.
It’s common to feel a bodily response to emotional triggers before your mind can process them. When anger arises, you might cry and withdraw, feeling frozen.
Managing immediate reactions in tough situations is challenging but essential for individual and collective healing.
When you are triggered, it’s a sign that you are being affected by unresolved issues. Rather than reacting, try to use these situations to cultivate your inner resources and develop practices for finding inner peace.
Unprocessed emotions can create misunderstandings, overreactions, and incorrect assumptions. They can contribute to depression, anxiety, and other persistent feelings that are difficult to overcome. They can interfere with your body’s organs and tissues, causing physical health problems such as pain, fatigue, and illness. Trapped emotions may become somatised, going undiagnosed by conventional medicine because of their invisible energy.
“It must have lain hidden in my soul, though I knew nothing of it, and it rose suddenly to my memory when it was needed Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “The Peasant Marey”
Hurt Place and True Self
You can start the healing process from trauma by connecting with your true self by learning to distinguish between the “hurt place” and the “true self” when dealing with triggers is part of the journey. The “hurt place” is the part that has been traumatised and may have unhelpful reactions. The “true self” represents the healthy and complete part of yourself.
Your true self has total consciousness.
As you heal, you contribute to the healing of the collective. Your healing ripples out and affects those around you, creating a wave of positive change that can transform the world. There is a centred place of consciousness where you can witness and observe these “parts” or patterns. This state of mind is known as the “True Self.” Developing the “True Self” can bring balance and harmony to your psyche.
Your true self has total consciousness; it is the essence of your identity beyond your personality, roles, labels, or stories. It is the source of your love, joy, peace, wisdom, and creativity. It is also the part of you connected to the divine, the universal intelligence that guides and supports you.
Openness and receptivity create a fertile ground for innovation and creativity. When you are fully present in the moment, you are not bound by the limitations of the past or the anxieties of the future. Instead, you can explore new ideas and approaches, allowing your imagination to soar. This enhanced consciousness extends beyond the individual, connecting you to a collective wellspring of knowledge and wisdom.
By tapping into this shared consciousness, you can draw upon humanity’s collective intelligence and creativity to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The path to this conscious state begins with a simple yet profound act: being present. You embark on self-discovery and transformation by cultivating presence in your daily life, unlocking your full potential and contributing to a better world.
Presence is the awareness of what is happening without judgment or attachment. It helps you observe your thoughts and feelings without identifying with or reacting to them. It also lets you connect with your breath, a powerful tool to calm your nervous system and regulate your emotional state.
As you heal from the wounds of the past and release the burdens of trauma, you open yourself to the possibility of a genuine and fulfilling future.
The world around you comes alive when fully present, brimming with boundless possibilities. Everything around you seems to shift in this transformation, yet nothing is truly lost. Instead, you gain a heightened awareness of the collective trauma that permeates our society, recognising its symptoms, ingrained habits, and unspoken agreements.
With this newfound understanding, you are empowered to address the collective trauma that has shaped your world, dismantled its harmful patterns, and cultivated a society rooted in empathy, compassion, and resilience.
Resilience and Renewal for the Intrepid Seeker will support your journey to a more conscious and enlightened state of being as a part of the collective. As you cultivate presence in your life, you contribute to a ripple effect of positive change, creating a world where humanity thrives, guided by compassion, wisdom, and innovation, creating a brighter future for future generations.
Many of us are unconsciously trapped in repetitive, humdrum patterns of thought and behaviour, reflected in our mundane habits and ancient conditioning deeply ingrained in our cells and manifested in our every word and action.
Ruminating on past events can prevent you from moving forward and finding closure.
Holding onto the stories about the past can weigh you down and prevent you from fully engaging in the present moment. Your ability to bring your best energy and focus to your work and relationships is compromised when you spend your days replaying difficult conversations or frustrating situations from the past. This preoccupation with the past takes away from your ability to be fully present in the here and now. When you experience trauma, it can cause fragmentation within you, leading to a distorted perception of the world around you. This can include an altered perception of yourself, others, and cultural values. An unresolved past can warp your perception of space-time itself.
TheDrawing from the mythological, these distortions are treated as illusions in the quest to test the hero or heroine’s insight and spiritual strength. These illusions can distort, destabilise, and further fragment our experiences, whether they appear in yourself, your relationships or society.
As you start feeling more peaceful and happier, you’ll find it easier to spread positivity to those around you. Cultivating a positive, selfless, and responsible mindset benefits you and others. No matter your challenges, you can meet them with courage, calmness, and high vibrations.
Compassion is the ability to feel empathy and kindness for yourself and others, especially those suffering or in need. It helps you heal your wounds and forgive yourself and others for mistakes or harm. It also helps you to open your hearts and cultivate a sense of connection and belonging with all living beings.
By developing the skill of attunement, you can use your nervous system to connect with others, allowing you to access impressions or emotional sensations relating to experiences at specific points in space and time. This subtle competency grows in clarity as you learn to connect through the receiver of your nervous system, establishing a data connection through more profound precision.
Interactions with your caregivers are critical in shaping your nervous system and psyche. The qualities that help promote secure attachment – namely, attunement and resonance – also facilitate healthy emotional, social, and intellectual growth. By receiving “good enough” responsiveness from your primary relationships, you establish a solid foundation for success in love, work, and play.
Most human suffering is related to challenges in emotion regulation or interpersonal functioning. (Bessel van der Kolk) It makes sense then that the same qualities of attunement and resonance can help, within a psychotherapeutic relationship, to re-tinker or re-calibrate how your body, mind, personality, or spirits experience and adapt to the world.
Resonance may seem straightforward, but its application is intricate and nuanced. The next workshop, Resilience and Renewal Healing Collective Trauma, Is an invitation to explore your inner landscape and discover the gifts you have to offer yourself and others. It will help you explore what is limiting your ability to accept, show compassion, tolerate, establish intimacy, or maintain emotional equilibrium.
When you take time to reflect on your actions and thoughts, you are less likely to react impulsively. Nourishing empathy allows you to help yourself and everyone you interact with, whether for a moment or a lifetime.