Journey to Freedom

Trauma Recovery is a Journey to Freedom

Trauma Recovery is a Journey to Freedom

Trauma Recovery means living a life that is free from a life of chronic reacting in fight/flight/freeze. In a culture of collective trauma, we think this is “normal”. Being born into a collective trauma culture, we do not know a different way of living. Our brain and nervous system are actually held captive, in bondage, as we react with trauma eruptions from a place of deep unconsciousness. As we heal from trauma, we are healing from the frozen residue of imprints left behind after a traumatic experience in our hormonal and sensory systems. With healing, our nervous system calms, rests, and digests, while our brains rewire, and we are more fully present in the moment. We pause and we respond rather than react. In this space or pause we are free to respond.

Celebrating freedom, three of my favorite quite famous writers share thoughts on freedom.

Bob Dylan, singer, song writer, poet and prophet, writes, “ I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom”. This responsibility is the ability to respond, and is the responsibility of each individual. We pause and we respond rather than react. In this space or pause of responding we are free.

Viktor E. Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning, psychiatrist, neurologist, philosopher, writer, and Holocaust survivor, writes “Between stimulus and response there is a spce. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” The ability to respond is the responsibility of each individual.

John 8:32. “Then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”.
Responding from a synchronized, coherent, self-regulated spacious nervous system is knowing the true truth about who you are, your very essence, pure being, the source of bliss.

Let freedom ring from every mountainside!

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