Believe me, when I was ready to heal years ago I wasn’t happy about this either. In fact, I shed many tears over it. But I also knew I couldn’t continue to suffer from the awful emotional, physical, and mental effects of trauma. No, I certainly didn’t want that. I’d had enough!
If you’re ready to heal from trauma, here’s how to begin. Create a vision for yourself. We’ll call this your “Happy Vision List.” On paper, write the answers to these questions:
What would your life look like without the burden of your past that you’ve been hauling around on your back like a heavy bag of rocks? How amazing would your life be? What would your health be like? Where would you live? What kind of career success would you have? How happy would you be?
Feel the emotion of your answers deep in your soul. Invest lots of energy into it. Feel the joy of it all the way down to your toes.
Now create another list. We’ll call this the “Struggles List.” On it, list everything you’re tired of struggling with: the pain, the grief, the sadness, the hopelessness, the fear (all your fears), the anger, the frustration, the anxiety, etc. Also include everything you want to release.
When you’re finished, place these two lists side-by-side. The Happy Vision List is the vision of your healing. The Struggles List is everything that stands in the way of your healing. It’s the burden of your past.
When you look at these two lists, it’s easy to see you’ve been investing the majority of your time, energy, and emotion in the Struggles List and little or none in the Happy Vision list. Change that today. Make the decision to center your life on the Happy Vision List and wave goodbye to the Struggles List (the past).
Yes, it takes courage to walk away from your past. But you’ve carried that heavy bag of rocks on your back long enough, don’t you think?
Survivors of abuse and trauma are some of the most courageous people I know. Choose freedom today. Choose healing. If I can do it, so can you!
Are you struggling with the burden of your past? Is it hard for you to let go? If so, I can help. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a one-hour coaching session with me. My calendar is filling up fast, so don’t wait. Let me help you heal your life. Reserve your spot NOW!
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