Our Divine Birthright as an eternal soul is to be able to feel safe and secure wherever we are in the cosmos. Very often, that is not the reality many of us incarnate into, here on the Earth Plane. When the earthly reality includes circumstances such as neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, these traumatic events impact the entirety of the trinity of body, mind, and spirit. They have an energetic signature that radiates out into life, manifesting difficulties in any number of ways. Healing the Root Chakra and the Energy Body needs to become our priority. It is entirely doable. This is where alchemy comes in.
** A word here about Western culture’s healing modalities. I value Western therapeutic methods very much. I am grateful for the support I, and others like me, survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, have received over decades. What I am teaching about here is about healing Soul trauma, which is something Western-based modalities are not designed to handle. I send my prayers of gratitude and love to every social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, and all of the thousands of mental health practioners walking a path of service to humanity, dealing with the pain and suffering of mankind on a daily basis. Whether you are known to me, or unknown, you live in my heart. We are all warriors, fighting the same battle. Bless you all.
If we believe that the soul is eternal, and is journeying through space and time, through infinite dimensions, if we believe that we are far more than this body, then we also understand that powerful energetic events remain within us, recorded faithfully by the soul itself. The soul is like microfilm, it stores experiences within itself in perpetuity, unless we act to clear them. Strong emotions like love, hate, fear, faith, trust, and security are all energetic signatures that remain with us from incarnation to incarnation. Each incarnation offers an opportunity for the soul to evolve. Or not. Free Will is gifted to each of us by Spirit. It is up to us how we choose to use it.
Once we broaden our understanding of what it is that we actually ARE, from a cosmological point of view, our perspective on healing broadens, as well. We become more reflective, deepening our relationship to the Universe and cultivating a deeper relationship to the heart. The Ego construct begins to lose it’s control over us. This is where true healing begins, because as the awareness of the soul becomes greater, the need to defend the Ego construct diminishes proportionately. As the Ego construct is restored to it’s proper role, we can then have a more direct, empathic connection to all things… People, animals, the Earth itself. Our awareness of the energy state of ourselves and others increases greatly. Now, let’s look at how trauma can impact that awareness.
First, I would like to dispel a common misconception about Karma. Experiencing trauma, in whatever form, has nothing to do with one’s Karma, as is sometimes unfortunately said. Karma is a Sanskrit term, simply put, it is the Law of cause and effect. It was never meant to be used as a shaming and blaming tool, as it is today, by uninformed people. ( In the Hindu religion where it originated, it is never used that way. ) People that choose to be cruel, neglectful, abusive, or worse, to animals, children, or adults, are exercising their Free Will to behave in that way, rather than coming from love and kindness. Animals have no Karma at all, yet they are abused with the same frequency that humans are. From a spiritual perspective, a soul can choose to express the Light, or a soul can choose to come from fear, anger, and Ego. In the King James Version of the bible, the word “evil” appears SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN TIMES. If we interprete evil as error consciousness, and we accept the soul’s right to Free Will, this understanding absolves us of any responsibility for the choices of others. Let me be clear: We are NOT, IN ANY WAY, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHOICES OF OTHERS. Their Free Will was gifted to them by the Creator, as was ours. We had, and continue to have, nothing whatsoever to do with anyone’s Free Will.
Our Divine Birthright is love. We are all emanations of the Divine. At the heart of what we are resides that perfection, that radiant light, that no one can compromise or contaminate. Healing trauma is about going within, down past the outermost layer of the Ego construct, down past the intellect, down past the emotions, all the way down past the living, breathing energy body, to the soul itself. The eternal part of us. The microfilm. Seated within the soul is our Divine Spark, what the Taoists call the Shen. The soul is the temple. The Shen is our Divinity, it is that aspect of the Divine that is the Ascended Master within each of us. This part never needs to be healed, and is available to us in every moment to heal the soul injuries we may have sustained. Healing ourselves, and living a joyful life, is about unleashing that Divine perfection, and living from that.
Taoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen once said about alchemy that ” Alchemy is the redemption of Spirit from Matter.” Alchemy is the path of the Sacred Fire, the path of the Phoenix. Healing the Root Chakra, which is the Chakra of our safety and survival issues, restores our capacity to trust. It restores our capacity to remain in our bodies, to be present to ourselves and others. It is the seat of our empathy. It restores our ability to have boundaries. To feel comfortable saying no. ( After all, if we have fear of being rejected or shunned, we are not going to be comfortable saying no. ) We can use affirmations and intention work as a form of alchemy. Here’s what that might look like. Quiet the mind, breathing deeply, letting yourself reach that meditative state. Floating in the serenity of the Cosmos, FEELING it, feeling the energetic link, begin affirming: ” I am an emanation of the Divine. I am now, and in every moment that has ever existed, one with All That Is. There is no separation between myself and Source. I release that illusion. I am safe. There is no Time. Time is a mental construct, therefore, all of my experiences are available to me, RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW. They can be healed, expanded upon, or erased, as I see fit. They belong to me. I can keep them if they enrich me, or discard them if they do not. My Higher Self and I now flood my soul with Light and Love. We rewrite this incarnation, every aspect of it, so that it reflects that Truth. All trauma is now released, and I am made whole. I braid time, I become the Sacred Weaver, as I weave all of my beauty, all of my light, all of my love, all of my wisdom, from all lifetimes, into this Eternal Now. It is mine to claim, and I claim it with joy. I go forward from this moment, remembering the Truth of what I am: A being of light and love that no man, no woman, can diminish. ”
Another aspect of alchemy and healing is nature. Nature is energetic, it is vibrational. My path is shaped by Taoism and Shamanism, where nature plays an important role. Stones are experienced as sentient living beings. The Chinese have been using stones, essential oils, and herbs to heal for thousands of years. Practioners of Classical Chinese medicine always incorporate nature into the healing of body, mind, and spirit. Animals are incredible healers. They can teach us what unconditional love looks like. Going for walks, connecting to Earth Mother, to the Elements… All of that is restorative and rejuvenating on a soul level.
Above all, in healing and clearing trauma, be kind to yourself. Be patient. Be compassionate. Understand that you are creating a new paradigm for yourself, where you are learning to truly trust yourself and the Universe, experiencing, possibly for the first time in some cases, the love that is Source. That love resides within each of us. Waiting. There is nothing it can’t do, no miracle it can’t achieve. That is the source of our security, right there. How amazing. We have only to remember it, to FEEL IT. Then, everything is possible. Everything. Blessings, Judith