How Past Trauma Tends To Arise During Adulthood

September 11, 2020

trauma and anxiety

Let’s begin by going back a bit in the timeline of your life and recognize how trauma and learning were connected. Whatever came first in your life (initial experiences) becomes the standard in which everything else in your life gets measured against. If future experiences align with your initial learnings your subconscious mind (we can also refer to it as the child mind) will accept it in and the core belief will grow.

If the information doesn’t fit it gets rejected and let me tell you something, the subconscious (child mind) can become very creative in how it rejects and re-directs your attention (in this case back to fear).

Many anxiety sufferers have a hard time understanding how past trauma arises in them as an adult.

The usual words are “I thought I put that behind me already!” Your conscious mind may have, but remember that trauma gets stored in the largest part of you, your body. 

All of these ‘zip files’ of information stay stored until a time when the child mind believes the adult mind (conscious) can help to resolve them. If the adult conscious mind continues to suppress the feelings and thoughts that arise and continues to distract and use other ways to not deal with them head on, the ‘icky’ feelings in your body will get stronger.

Eventually, we can be met with anxiety disorders or even worse physical illness. It’s a compounding affect that clearly indicates that congruence between the adult and child mind is priority number 1 if optimal health is to be reached. 

Our Bodies And The Way We Repeatedly Think Is A Reflection Of Unresolved Trauma. 

This was the very information that took me away from a place of coping with anxiety to healing (my latest book will help you understand this transition better). 

Healing is a place where you feel in your heart (not in your head) that you’ve made peace with your past. The experiences now create a neutral emotional reaction, the people along with yourself are fully forgiven, and the ideas you once lived by are given back to the people who filled your mind and body with them.

Remember, you cannot consciously think up your past traumas. The subconscious mind has put you in ‘chemical protection mode’ to make sure you don’t have to deal with it until a time where you feel too overwhelmed not to. This is where we must understand the power of intention and slowing down.

With intention and slowing down our brainwave states during meditation to an alpha state, we can communicate with the subconscious mind directly. 

A nervous system so highly invested in fear and potential future threat though has a challenging time slowing down. Even sleep becomes choppy and we wake up feeling like we haven’t slept at all. This is why you don’t want to commit to getting it all done right now. Rather, over a period of time exploring the insights you gain through meditation and allowing your intuition to once and for all arise within you once again is the goal.

As we become acquainted with meditation daily we find that our thoughts, words, movements, and everything else begins slowing down as well. Now we give ourselves the opportunity to create, rather than continue to react instinctively.

Now comes the regression work.

When we regress to cause we are in a deep altered state which helps us to emotionally reframe those past events that are showing up through feelings and discomforts today.

If total dissatisfaction and absorption are present during the process of emotional reframing, emotional discharge begins to happen. This shows up in the form of crying, sweating, and even yawning.

That’s why I always tell my friends going through the Inner Circle Program to put away the tissues. You’ve stuffed these feelings down for long enough! It’s time to release them back into the world and move your life in a new direction away from the addiction to suffering.

As a person finds themselves slowing down more, meditating daily, and emotionally reframing these past events they become more spontaneous and give things less thought. 

Overthinking is the comfort zone for an anxiety sufferer. They instinctively revert back to it when they don’t know how else to solve an inner or outer problem which maintains their suffering.

As this intuitive and spontaneous you begins arising again you find yourself becoming more childlike and less serious. Things truly start brushing off of you and what was once a monster quickly turns into just an annoying fly. 

Take this message to heart today and allow it to speak to you. Don’t rush to doing something upon reading this, rather take time to understand and connect it to what you may be going through right now.

Soon, love will overtake fear, so keep going. ❤️

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2 comments on “How Past Trauma Tends To Arise During Adulthood

  1. Avatar Dentist Manteca CA Sep 14, 2020

    Health issues can arise at any time. What happened in the past can influence the present as well as our future. Those who have faced a lot of issues, problems, mental traumas in the childhood are more likely to get them back in the adulthood. Talk to others about your issues and having mental support is a must. Thanks.