Written by Lianna L, Huseman, MA, AMFT
Healing is an individualistic experience. Many times we compare or anticipate that our journey will resemble that of a movie character?s experience or one that is colorfully imagined! To heal is to become aware of all that surrounds you and all that is you. Healing from unprocessed wounds or traumas, by no means, is a walk in the park ? but the path this process takes you on is extraordinary. How so? I?m stoked you asked!
We all identify with different cultural backgrounds and have lived experiences that make us so incredibly unique. It?s those unique experiences and our perceptions of those experiences that set us apart from every individual, on planet earth. Life supplies the stage, to help us make meaningful decisions. These truly impactful decisions help us connect to our whole self. Your journey belongs to you and your story deserves to be heard. By whom??? You!
Healing. What does that word mean to you? Does it having meaning or even your attention? No need to judge yourself if it doesn’t, most would probably agree with you, in that they haven’t spent too much time exploring this concept either. And that’s okay. Taking time to acknowledge what your soul is yearning for is a time when you choose to listen to those persistent nudges.
Have you ever felt that nudge? You know, that feeling you receive when you think you should take another path but you’re not certain where it might lead you. Yo, I hear you! I tried staying on the path of least resistance, for as long as I could stand it? thing is, at some point, it just didn’t feel right anymore. I couldn’t quite grasp why it didn’t feel right or why I was questioning all things I called life a life I used to be comforted by. The time had arrived. The nudges kept coming and they were getting stronger and more frequent. It was like an unshakable and relentless internal earthquake. It was preparing for its dramatic debut! However, even then, I continued to place all of my efforts in trying to suppress the inevitable.
So what happened? Exactly what you may have guessed the eruption of my unprocessed emotional wounds! And, that there, was the start of many moments to vulnerable, uncertain, ugly cry sessions. Doesn’t sound too appealing, right? It wasn’t, but it was mine and I now have the opportunity to own it, share it, and grow from it. Did it have to be this dramatic? No. However, I just wasn’t ready for it. I wasn’t ready to allow my self-awareness to be present. I wasn’t ready to be present or trust my intuition, simply out of fear. But, once I set myself free from the person I thought I had to be and embraced the person I was meant to be the possibilities of self-acceptance were endless.
Awaken the silent giant, within you.