The healing journey is challenging and not for the faint of heart. Even if you’ve been on your healing journey for years or decades, you can still be triggered in extreme situations. Ouch!
This time I was triggered by betrayal. Not a new betrayal, but it felt like a fresh wound. And it reminded me how the greatest hurt always comes from those we love.
Child abuse is betrayal trauma. When we’re abused by the people we love and trust, it makes us question our core truth. Am I lovable? Am I good enough to be alive, to breath, to find happiness, to be seen and heard?
I’ve come a long way. I’ve learned how to heal, hold, and love the wounded, betrayed little girl inside. I know I’m not broken. I am lovable. And I deserve to be alive, seen, and heard.
Because of this, when I was triggered last week, I knew what to do to heal. I acknowledged the depth of my grief, I felt it fully, and then I set it free so it wouldn’t remain trapped in my body.
That’s what you should do, too, the next time you’re triggered. Face your pain, acknowledge it, and listen for the lesson it teaches you about how to defuse that trigger once and for all. Just ask. The pain will tell you everything you need to know.
Then turn your vision for the happy, healthy life you’re building into an affirmation. Say it all day long. This is a wonderful way to ground your mind and emotions in the present moment by reminding yourself how far you’ve come and how much you’ve achieved on your healing journey.
Even though at this point in my life I’m thriving, blessed, and loved, I’ve learned a lot from this painful grief. I can see I’m still too hard on myself. I’m too quick to judge and condemn. I need to be more loving, forgiving, and compassionate with myself. I need to find a way to bring more love into my life.
So that’s my task this week. What can I say? Love is always the Lesson!
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