We all know too well that traumatic events happen to us, neighbors, friends, relatives, and so on. It is distressing, intolerable, and when we also forego a lifestyle attached to poor coping skills, trauma can affect the body’s responses to outer stimuli. The memories of a traumatic episode take a tremendous amount of energy to entertain by the mind. This could be the reason why a lot of victims of childhood trauma gluttonize in alcohol, food, sex, drugs, or all forms of subjective pain because trauma complicates the brain area that communicates the physical embodied feeling of being alive.
Being traumatized means to perpetually organize our lives as if it were still going on unchanged today. Every new encounter is challenged from the past based on adverse experiences. It could be a new relationship or focused goal that will be leveled to those earlier and unforeseen circumstances. While not realizing how harmful displaced stress can be when internalizing pain, and an attempt to remain in control over oppressive actions may result in a whole range of imbalances in the body leading to illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, fatigue, autoimmune diseases, and more.
The most important task of the brain is ultimate survival, while everything else that makes up our grounding is secondary in life. Such as the influx in physical senses and emotions, no longer feeling fully alive as an internal survival mode takes over. Suppressing inner cries for help, unfortunately, does not stop our stress hormones from exhausting the body.
In turn, inhibiting emotions can delay physical senses while increasing stress hormones experiencing the traumatic event over again biologically. A lifestyle alongside systematic symptoms for which no clear, basic understanding can be found ambiguous in traumatized adults and children, like chronic back/neck pain, migraines, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, and some forms of asthma are noted. These subtle symptoms need careful evaluation.
Now medically identified as Adverse Childhood Experiences, chronic stress from the effects of long-term trauma. ACES does have a lasting outcome on your health: diabetes, depression, STD’s, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, suicide attempts, broken bones, and obesity are the physical ailments that will appear. In the physical life sector, ACES have an enduring effect regarding graduation rates, personal growth, self-education, academic achievements, goal orientations, or lost time from work.
The bodies of abused victims are tensed and defensive until they can find a way to relax and feel safe. The physical sensations beneath the emotions include pressure, heat, muscular tension, tingling, caving-in, and feeling hollow. A tremendous number of people in our country are beginning to recognize that trauma lives in the body. There is a lot of prevention that can occur when people just have this information.
The healing process of trauma begins with a new sense of self-awareness. This can be accomplished when we are ready to move on from bitterness, anger, confusion, and distrust which is the basis for chronic stress and illnesses. See the self-evaluation queries below to view how physically connected we are to our unique reality.
Thank you again for returning to reality in consciousness on this week’s segment, “Illnesses from Long-Term Trauma” |the Holistic Health View.”
Until the Very Next Point in time,
Be Well & Heal in Peace…Peace!!!
Written by: Shaw Nee Janelle
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Once your body has memorized a specific event, it will naturally make you feel that emotion when any new and related experience occurs. In order to release traumatic experiences, it will take all of your wills, focus, and dedication to do so. With this traditional knowledge of understanding, you can overcome traumatic memories by simply retraining your interaction.
Reiterating a few points from the previous information shown in Parts I and II on traumatic, emotional memories is still very substantial here in Part III. Such as, for a long time western psychology thought that the older the memory, the more fixed it is, which turns out to be inaccurate. In fact, each time you revisit a memory, it becomes flexible again.
The brain connections (functional magnetic resonance imaging) become malleable and then resets. Which means that the memory can change a little each time it’s recalled, and it resets stronger and more vividly with every recall. Studies have now shown that removing the traumatic aspect of the memory involves creating a new, safer mental association to the brain’s same sensory cues.
Therefore, you can rewrite the brain for joy and happiness and heal from trauma by utilizing the Visual Release Meditation method. See Visual meditation VIDEO.
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Almost everyone has triggered memories they would rather not address, and may also no the triggers that bring them into fruition. Traumatic memories can underline sorts of imbalances: depression, anxiety, phobias.
Our mental context in which a person perceives an event affects how the mind catalog the memories of that occurrence. In Part II, we will discover the basic order of operation of the brain’s memory center by the result of emotion, and how this discovery can reverse these conditions today.
Therefore, memories can be manipulated because they react as if made from glass, existing in a molten state as they are being created, before turning completely solid. When the memory is recalled again, it becomes molten again and can be altered before it once more resets. Each time we revisit a memory, it becomes flexible.
Furthermore, the longer we dwell on a specific memory or rehearse the specific experience surrounding the event the stronger neuron connections become. With a frequent and reoccurring emotion, your body builds a tolerance to the feeling, making it “normal”.
According to modern science, suppressing a memory involves turning off the parts of the brain that are involved in recollection. To replace a memory, those same brain regions must be actively engaged in redirecting the memory towards a more balanced mind frame.
About the Author:
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing” Manual available on Amazon.com, Blogger & owner of www.realitynconsciousness.com. In her Blogs, she enjoys writing Inspirational Tips on Holistic Health, Weekly Affirmations, Therapeutic Self-Care, and more. She also loves travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
“Memories influence every action and pattern of action you undertake.”
Re-occurring mental distress can be debilitating, weakening the natural function of the human body. Experiences like these are more common than what you may think. The brain is hard-wired in such a way to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so many good ones.
Bad memories are more vivid than the good experiences, possibly due to the interaction between the connected emotion to the memory. Especially so if the memory was perceived as negative. It’s why traumatic memories so often stick to the brain, while positive ones appear to just slip away.
For those who suffer from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and phobias, just one unwelcoming memory can manifest a lifetime of perceptions, emotions, and behaviors despite external support such as therapy. While the presence of stress disorders within the brain does not “box” the person into as having a psychological problem either.
Clues to some mental disturbances may include:
Our memories create the sequence of habits, associations, and systems that develop the inner and outer environment today. Furthermore, the past does not define you. It isn’t reality. With the proper understanding of memory, you can manipulate it to let go of traumatic experiences.
When we recall a memory, it’s possible to modify it before the link onto the brain is fully affixed. For a long time, western science and medicine have thought that the older the memory, the more fixed it is, but this is definitely not true.
Each time you revisit a memory, it becomes flexible over again. Therefore, the memory can change a little each time you recall it, causing it to reset stronger and vibrantly with each recollection. According to neuroimaging studies, the process of encoding and recalling negative memories involves the parts of the brain that processes emotions. We will be discussing the brains order of operation, basic functions, and levels to mental enlightenment further on in our “How to Overcome Traumatic Memories” series.
As Einstein has reminded western science much later on that, “Time and space are modes by what we think, and not conditions in which we live.”
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My next school of thought is intertwined with my own theory on “knowing thy self” on all planes, but more specifically the mental, which encircles in and around my individual existence. Thought used to be my hidden space occupied by only me, at least I assumed so. As if I’m a loner on earth, unseeing behind the veil because of every embedded distraction of today. With the beautiful polarity of hate and love in life, here I continue to heal and ascend in mind. The universe tends to communicate the definite opposite of the impression to doubt myself almost simultaneously on this lightened path, for when daily I unknowingly did so. My prior knowledge in regards to being conscious of fear and or judgment from within began at a very young age, probably not any different from anyone else here.
Look at our thoughts as such in a way, that nothing inhabits them but only time or space as being mental images. The cause to our metal chatter is because we accept a yesterday, a today, and a tomorrow. There is no power in them, nor any matter, there is no law in them, nor any source-they are just shadows. So, then, why are so many of us tormented by mental images?
Mental health in today’s society it looked at as a negative connotation, when the truth is that we all need healing. Suppressing masked emotions can carry from generation-to generation if they aren’t expressed then released properly. Furthermore, depression affects more than 15milion Americans today. Self-doubt, low spirits, and feelings of despair takes on its own form of reality from within, doubting self unconsciously. While in this state of mind, and after so long of this self-hate, we become dependent on false realities, such as harmful foods, drugs, sex and etc. because of our unresolved issues. I know that I, for one, have tried to block out many images that had enabled the destitution to care for self-first. Sometimes these images constitute man-made rules, theories, and punishment attached to them. A few may disturb or frighten us, bear witness to disease, and/or accidents, but does that bestow them with authority?
We allow for these pictures to continuously occupy our mental space because we are judging them. While creating reality, all is mental, and all areas of life changes with mental thought. When we are thinking and use one’s common sense or when we are regarding anything as person or thing, we are in the mental state of consciousness. Consider that most people have around fifty thousand separate thoughts each day, many of them on the same topic. Due to this, its lower rate of occurrence is expressed by the linear thinking of the logical mind. The purpose of the mental body is meant to fulfill duties in taking up the universal truths, extending it from the plane of spiritual body and fusing them with the logical mind.
While only in the spiritual realm we can transcend mind. The mastery that comes to us in this manner from the spiritual plane of our existence conveys itself in the form of intuition and unforeseen insights, such as images or sounds that are then transmuted into verbal thoughts.
Unfortunately, many of us are accustomed to being convinced by what we only grasp with our physical senses is real, ignoring this vital aspect of ourselves, the all-knowing higher-self. The higher self is the real you, the soul consciousness. It’s the part of us that animates us with inspiration, guides us with intuition, and teaches through insight. It links us with pure Divine Being while acknowledging the source and goal of our being and the purpose of our lives. Always, we are fastened in unity. In reality in consciousness, there is no detachment.
A bit later on my path, I’ve accepted that we’re all more than physical beings, having this physical awareness.
As a child, I often considered the ability to think and/or read a book silently from within without the involvement of any special instructions from those around me. There was this voice that sounded like me, as I was always reading a book, billboards, closed-captions, Jet magazines, etc. Or when surprisingly intuition answered a question correctly in class related to numbers, I thought that I was just lucky in that way. For instance, in my sixth grade health course, the teacher randomly had asked me how many bones were in the human body. Not knowing how to respond, nervously, I blurted out the correct number, 206. In her disbelief, she again shot another question my way, one unrelated to figures. Unfortunately, the attempt to precisely respond had failed in backing me up that next round. While still today small bits of being in tuned to numbers still exist around me on different levels.
For me, life is a study of mastering self, and while numbers have always been highlighted on my journey, I now have the sense to understand their meanings. So, to finally connect this entire build together regarding mentalism and knowing your higher self, this notion brings me to a point of no return. On this journey when the barriers of fear were lifted away by Spirit at a significant time in my life, a noteworthy event took place within myself.
The constant evaluation of this incident seemed to always stimulate awareness of fear from within a contorted space in time. When I was a toddler, I can still recall today sitting on one of my older brother’s lower bunk bed pondering if the molestation should be occurring while a pedophile had laughed and played with my brothers outside of our apartments on S Hawkins Ave. in Akron, OH.
The very first time that my mind had departed from fear, and then began to question the years of the reoccurring sexual abuse was the start to a new awakening from within. The abuse was intolerable now because I was a little older in age and could solve problems independently and think more rationally at this particular time in my life. The thought process prior to my awakening was to protect my family’s interest in unity because it had been presently dispirited. By doing so, the pain of going unnoticed from the abuse threw me into the darkest dungeon for many years. I was eight years old when I received this message to live above fear. Right away, I knew that it was an answer from whom I had called “GOD” at the moment, because in the way that the message was instantaneously present as I challenged this fear by provoking thought.
On the way over to a family member’s apartment where I knew that the years of reoccurring child molestation would continue, sitting in the back seat of mom’s 89’ Nissan Sentra, I felt wretched from this premonition. Instead of leaping out of the car, which my body felt like pursuing, or crying out in anguish which would distract my mom from going to her job, I surprised myself and went within for guidance. Asking the Divine Creator when will this abuse end, at once the number 8 had appeared into my mind’s eye. I can still recall today, the process by which I had a conversation with my Higher Self. It was the beginning stages into my own personal Spirituality, Ase’. After receiving this message in response from within, I began to ponder on this number eight. In my resurrection, the number eight was my present age in the now, and I remember feeling revived from this acknowledgment afterward.
I deadened the sexual abuse that very moment from both pedophiles who were aligned on my earlier path as a child. Due to me wanting the change and hearing my Higher Self, I was able to find my voice on that specific day, time, and space in the back seat of mom’s vehicle. Subsequently, challenges with self followed me, where I had indulged into false realities as a teenager and so on. I knew that “GOD” spoke within me that day, but I had allowed anger to manifest the comforts of being a victim, in search for outside tools to block my visual images of being one as a child. While in my twenties taking varies of writing courses, I was never able to articulate this particular moment into a narrative because my mind was still cultivated in fear of self. Now, I am able to express myself fully because of the internal work that I continue to do within daily. The enlightened one, where I can change my own realities by mastering mental alchemy is a skill that my ancestors from Khemet was proficient in. There’s so much more that I can say about my transition in this life so far!
The human being does not solely grow older every day and achieve additional skills and experiences, its development also takes place on the authority of a special mental and spiritual cycle. Certain stages of development can only be perceived to an optimal degree when carried out at a specific phase of life. Ase’
My dearest mother had worked days, evenings, and nights for as long as I can remember due to the constant, mandatory changes with the work at her job for 35 years! She could easily max 60 work hours/wk or more in order to provide for her three children. I give thanks to my mother’s siblings and friends for having a hand in our upbringing. If my parents “would’ve known better, then they would’ve did better”, by with the tools that was given to them and independently established by them, I am grateful to still have my parents in this physical plane of existence, and to be a part of their ancestry lineage that is thriving today.
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wake-up Ancient people and turn off the tv programming for one whole day. While being void from the distraction of lower frequencies, pay great attention to your thoughts. what do you tell yourself about yourself, what thoughts are being formulated, in other words, how do you think? take a moment to asses individuality within....what i heard within myself, not too long ago (2 years), was that i despised who i was since being about five years old....after demanding internal healing in my early 30's by simply speaking the words out loud and ridding all fear, life changed. so, what does that mean one should think....we'll start with my foundation... Tua