Usually I don't post on Mondays, however, due to the news of yet another tragedy in our world today, I felt called to share a message of hope and healing with you.
I was responding to a media query about how to manage in the aftermath of tragedy such as the most recent one in Las Vegas last night, and it dawned upon me, I need to hop in and share with you too.
Our world, as you likely know, has been in great turmoil for a number of years, and has only gotten worse and worse as time has gone on.
Children are dying. Innocent souls are dying. People keep getting persecuted and terrorized left and right.
Our hearts hurt. Our souls are crying out for us to do something. But what do we do? Most of us don't know where to start.
While I can go into a very detailed explanation of both soul contracts and trauma, I am going to try to keep this as succinct as possible.
Before any of us arrive, we make agreements with other souls about what our lessons are in this lifetime and what purpose we are to serve. If you are on the planet at this time (which you obviously are since you are reading this post) you have agreed to come here to help us change the evolution of humanity. You have seen how humanity is moving further and further way from what is right and aligned and based in love. We are on a path to self-destruct.
You agreed to come here and help in this evolution.
From what I have seen, people are falling into two categories: those who are deeply, deeply asleep, and those who are waking up to the reality of the urgency with which we need to change.
Since you read my blogs, I am going to guess you are in the second category: those who are here to make a positive, lasting change in our world.
As for trauma, research has shown when we experience traumatic events, we can go into 4 different response states. The most commonly known ones are flight and fight. The other two are freeze and tend & befriend.
What has happened in our world today is too many people have fallen into freeze and can't move. They can't do anything to help themselves, let alone help anyone else, so they bury their heads in the sand, hide under the covers, and pretend nothing is wrong. They move into denial as the way to manage the freeze response to trauma. This can also look like flight, or a running away from the problems and the trauma.
Another part of the population has fallen into fight. They have felt threatened and move straight into the survival method of fighting back to any perceived threat. The key word here is "perceived." These threats aren't real, they are imagined. And yet, without the proper time and tools to do the inner work necessary, people are taking their imagined internal fears and fighting the world through the lens of their fear.
Along with the fight, are those who are falling into the tend and befriend response to trauma. What is tend and befriend? It's the idea that if you can't beat them, join them. For all of those who aren't outwardly fighting, or passively putting their heads in the sand, there are those who are aligning with the perpetrator and fighting in subtle ways right along side them.
How are trauma and soul agreements related?
There are those souls who agreed to come here to set the stage for the fight to occur.
And there are those souls who agreed to come here to heal it.
Some of those souls who agreed to help us heal it, were those who died in the tragedy.
Others of those souls who agreed to come here to heal it are souls like you and me who are here to spread the message of hope and healing.
How do we do that?
We do it by acknowledging our feelings, by honoring each and every one of those feelings, and by allowing those feelings to move through you, so that they do not get frozen inside of you and further the freeze response to trauma.
Emotions are just energy in motion, and when they aren't allowed to move through, they freeze and lead to dis-ease within the mind and body.
It is time for us to thaw out our frozen feelings, thaw out our frozen responses, take our heads out of the sand and do what our souls agreed to come here to do. Are you with me?
Christopher and I are available to help you as you are ready to heal. We would be honored if you let us help you as you thaw out what has kept you frozen from fulfilling your life's purpose. Click here to schedule your free initial consultation.