It takes baby steps to overcome trauma. Trauma is something I’ve dealt with for some time and it took me a long while to overcome it. Trauma can be created from a significant part of our lives that shaped us to who we are today. It can also be a very violent or fear-based situation that caused the trauma.
Learning to accept yourself and your inner child is the first step of healing trauma inward and outwardly.
Taking the very first step is a feat in itself and you should be proud of yourself for wanting to accomplish this step in your healing journey.
Step 1: Focus on your breathing
Sit in a lotus/cross-legged position and take deep, even and slow breaths. Envision a bright white light extending from your Crown chakra and surrounding you with warmth. Let the warmth surround you and invigorate you in preparation for the rest of this healing session.
Step 2: Meditate
Allow yourself to focus on a time in your life where you feel the trauma stemmed from. It could be from a situation you were afraid of from childhood or your present-self that manifested itself into being. Remember to view this from a serene perspective.
Bring your mind’s-eye to the place where you feel most guided. It could be a feeling on memory. If it is a memory, try to view it from the present day where you feel most comfortable. If the memories overwhelm you too much, or causes you panic, I suggest leaving a glass of water or warm tea by your side to keep yourself comfortable.
Step 3: Access your inner-child
Your inner child consists of the person you are today. I always think of the inner child as your sub-conscience – A part of yourself that is aware of the trauma you endured and what needs to be done in order to slowly start healing and for it to not hurt as much.
An inner child is also a place where we keep our inner-most thoughts and feelings – much like a bud that will bloom into a flower. Use the Reiki symbol you feel drawn to while thinking of all the times that you feel that you could have done better or treated yourself better. Think about a time or age where you feel your traumas stem from.
Access your inner-child while listening to your inner-voice.
Step 4: Forgiveness
Forgive yourself from that hurt, or situation that caused you great pain. Use the Power Symbol and Mental/Emotional symbol to lighten your load. Focus on your Heart chakra and say: “I am blessed and happy with who I am today.” Repeat this three times.
Envision a white light cleansing your mind and Heart chakra.
Step 5: Freeing yourself and letting go
Slowly allow yourself to sink out of the meditative state, and focus on the Reiki symbols you feel drawn to. If you like, call on your spirit guides/higher-self thanking them and yourself for taking the step toward healing yourself and your trauma.
If your mind is mentally clear, so will your Heart and chakras which operate in harmony.
However, if you are on medication or require professional help, please keep doing so. Kindly allow your mental health to be a top priority.
Don’t be afraid of taking small steps into improving your mindset and ensuring that you live as best as you can. After all, we only have one life. Despite the trauma we have endured, always remember that there are better days ahead.
Only you can heal yourself and know yourself the best.
With love and light always!
Article by Gemma Rose
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Gemma Rose is a Reiki Master from Singapore and has been practicing Reiki since it came into her life in 2018. She hopes to introduce like-minded people on its healing benefits and believes that healing starts from within – enabling us to reach our fullest potential.
Gemma can be reached via email email@example.com and her website bluelotusreiki.wixsite.com/reiki