By Chantal Fidanza
You are being summoned to greater empowerment.
I don’t know anyone on the healing path who has not had that moment of disillusionment: “For YEARS, I’ve been diligently healing the trauma, releasing, clearing, talk-therapy-ing, forgiving, energy healing, and finally, feeling so much better and then, BAM. Here I am, again. Right back where I started. The pain body has literally hijacked my life.”
Trauma is tricky because it is something that our mental body loves to grab hold of, and not let go. That is what the mental body is good at. And boy, aren’t we so skilled at utilizing that Master Acrobat, the mind? We can do back flips and front flips and yep, we’re not really getting anywhere, but look how skilled we are! (Whew, I’m tired.)
I confess, I’m pretty lazy. If I can work less hard, and achieve more, bring it on. I don’t have to be a hero. I just want to feel better. After a while, lazy or not, I think we get to a point where we realize (to our immense credit!) we’ve come so far on the healing path, and now we have reached an impasse. Where to from here?
When we are stuck, it is an invitation to go deeper. This is how energy works. There is a piece of our power to be retrieved and reintegrated into ourselves, not because we are not already whole, but so that we can more fully claim our greater wisdom, our power, and our sovereignty. The trauma is coming back up to get our attention and invite us to take that next step in our empowerment.