We have all experienced trauma.
Whether we realize it or not.
That trauma usually involves other people.
So we put up walls to feel safe.
To guard our wounded heart.
And keep away from might be dangerous situations.
For the pain of the trauma we have experienced drives our behavior.
From deep in our nervous system.
We often think that doing deep work means we have to dive into our past by ourselves or with a therapist.
Yet if that is all we do, we are missing a great opportunity.
Sometime far deeper than healing in isolation.
Since our trauma usually comes from other people, when we include other people in our healing, we can greatly accelerate our process.
For every time we are in a safe container with others, we an share our wounds.
We can feel not so alone with our pain.
That shared vulnerable space is the most intimate space to cultivate.
In that shared intimacy we find wholeness.
A wholeness that only comes from a sense of community.
From feeling safe with others.
And having the courage to speak our truth.
If we speak our truth and there is no one to hear it, how can we feel validated?
It brings us to a deeper level of connection that we never knew was possible.
Feeding our hearts and souls as it disrupts the patterns caused by our trauma.
We are all so very different, yet in this way, we are the same.
To feel the acceptance, the love, and the connection with others who are also on their healing journey, is beyond words.
Yes, to be vulnerable with people can be scary.
Yet it is the path to a joy that fills us up in the depths of our soul.
Is the reward for that kind of vulnerability not worth it?
Can you find a community that can support you on your healing path?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour