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Uncovering Trauma Responses: The Path to Spiritual Progress

How to Face Your Trauma Responses with Love and Courage

Most people are not aware of the trauma that they are carrying within, and more often than not, people brush them off as something they experienced, and they think it is normal. While it is common, it does not mean that it is healthy.

Trauma can be a heavy burden that we carry with us, often long after the actual event has passed. It can affect us in ways that we may not even be aware of, hindering our spiritual progress and preventing us from living our fullest lives.

One reason people may be unaware of their trauma responses is that these responses can be subtle or even hidden. For example, a person who experienced childhood trauma may have developed coping mechanisms to deal with pain and fear. These coping mechanisms can include things like denial, avoidance, or dissociation. While these coping mechanisms may have been necessary then, they can become ingrained habits that persist even when the person is no longer in danger.

Another reason people may be unaware of their trauma responses is that trauma can be stored in the body. This is known as somatic trauma, and it can manifest as physical symptoms such as tension, pain, or illness. These physical symptoms can be confusing or even alarming, and the person may not realize that they are related to past trauma.

Trauma responses can show up in many different ways in everyday life. For example, a person who experienced trauma may have difficulty with trust or intimacy, which can impact their relationships. They may also have difficulty regulating their emotions, leading to outbursts of anger or sadness that seem out of proportion to the situation at hand. They may also struggle with self-esteem and have a persistent feeling of being unworthy or inadequate.

It's important to note that trauma responses are not a sign of weakness or personal failure. They are a natural response to a difficult and painful experience. However, it's also important to recognize that these responses can hold us back from spiritual progress. If we are constantly triggered by past trauma, we may be unable to fully engage with the present moment and connect with the divine.

But the good news is that we can work through our trauma responses and use them as an opportunity for healing and growth. It all starts with becoming aware of them and acknowledging that they are a natural response to a difficult experience. Once we have identified our trauma responses, we can take steps to address the root causes of our pain. This may involve seeking the help of a therapist or counsellor, engaging in practices that help us connect with the present moment, or both.

The healing process may not be easy, and it may take time, but it's important to approach it with compassion and patience. Remember that healing from trauma is a journey, and it's okay to take things one step at a time. By facing our trauma responses with love and courage, we can unleash our spiritual potential and move towards greater wholeness and connection with the divine/the universe/God.


@2023 Shamala Tan

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Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly levels.

One of her success stories as an author is to be featured alongside New York’s bestsellers Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff as well as Christine Kloser in the book Pebbles In The Pond.

Shamala’s clients include small business owners, holistic practitioners as well as those seeking to find more significant meaning and value in life. Shamala offers laser coaching to her clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment, offline as well as online.


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