When I tell people that I help to weed out and heal subconscious trauma, I sometimes get a blank stare.
“What’s subconscious trauma? Don’t we remember that stuff?”
Yes and no.
Subconscious trauma is trauma that the brain stuffs below the conscious layer when the trauma a) happens when you’re really young b) when the trauma is severe and/or systemic (like in the case of ritual family abuse) or c) when it happened in a past life.
The brain behaves this way because it is trying to protect you. It decides that the trauma is too great to bring forward to your conscious, processing center, so it buries it until a later time, when you can process and heal.
This is both great and not so great.
On the one hand, if you are too young to understand what’s happening, this is a terrific tool – you save the processing for a time that you can deal with the pain and fallout as an adult. On the other hand, if you are walking around with it as an adult and don’t have access to it, you are living with the mental, emotional and energetic blocks (and demons) that that trauma caused, without healing it.
If we can’t remember it, why is healing it important?
Many of us walk around with pain. Pain we don’t often understand.
We may deal with fear that prevents us from moving forward with our dreams and goals. We wake up anxious without any seeming reason.
Sometimes it might appear as if we’re procrastinating, when in fact we’re dealing with blocks and fears that stem from something we can’t consciously access.
People tell me this stuff all the time. Living with these burdens is incredibly challenging and unnecessary. Some people end up choosing to medicate (via doctors or street drugs) in order to get even a little relief. The issue of course is that the drugs suppress the issues even further instead of dealing with them in a healthy way. A lot of this happens simply because they don’t understand what’s happening, and medication seems to make sense.
I’ve experienced all of the symptoms I noted above, and only when I began to purge my subconscious of all kinds of garbage on a regular basis, did I start to feel like a “normal” person, as in, I could wake up without heart palpitations; I could go through my day happy and not depressed or wondering what I needed “to do with myself” to “get happy.”
This work stems from my deep familiarity with the depths of emotional darkness, colored with lines of joy that ran through it.
That joy always told me that feeling this way on a regular basis was more than possible – it was our birthright. So finding ways to heal whatever needed healing was ultimately my life’s mission.
Do you have to re-remember in order to heal?
The short answer is no.
But you may need to get inklings of what happened to put the situation to rest and to gleam the Soul lesson. The idea is to do it in a way that doesn’t re-traumatize you.