My attention was drawn to ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ as more and more folk return from time spent serving in the armed forces especially. This is something I can relate to, and it, and ‘Vietnam syndrome’ have been given as reference in describing accurately the symptoms that I experience, as triggers of my childhood violence comes to mind during the day.
There are tips I would like to share to bring comfort and peace to this very real condition. It is completely natural and healthy, for our subconscious to ‘bring to mind’ all associations and familiarities, to any given activity, stimuli or environment.
It is something we should recognise in the context that it is a valid skill of ours, that is designed to keep us safe and to facilitate us using our wisdom to the best of our ability.
That being said, if we have been through experiences that are on the up-end scale of extreme suffering, we will definitely sometimes be reminded of things that may cause discomfort of one kind or another.
Kindness to self is what is required. Having a good memory and an alert and protective consciousness are things we can cherish in ourselves. They have kept us safe us safe thus far, from situations that could be worse. As we develop in consciousness and/or spiritualty, our memory abilities only become more and more acute, as all of our senses and receptivity to life increases.
Proven beyond any doubt, is that what is believed to be, registers as what is, by our brain and body. What is imagined and felt to be true, is what is true for us. What we believe and feel to be the case, is what is the case for us.
The Human Being is an energy being with all energy outside of the physical body, or what can be seen with the human eye, referred to as the ‘aura’. There are techniques that we can imagine, or ‘see’ or visualize, that are for our service.
The very strongest Auric protection that I use, is to imagine I am inside a pyramid. I can be at a cafe – or anywhere – imagining I am inside a pyramid, where I am completely safe, in an impenetrable place. Bombs could go off on the outside of my pyramid, or anything, but I am inside, relaxed, leaning back sipping my beverage!
Another helpful technique is to imagine mirrors reflected outward from your aura, to deflect any stimuli that you do not want. Any kind of ‘Auric cloak’ you feel to throw on, or Auric strength you feel to wear. to further strengthen you, do so. If you feel safer imagining you are completely kitted out in your most defensive military garb, do so. Imagine taking it off when you go home. Imagine wearing a little less of it, gradually, as you venture out more frequently. Choose what ever analogy suits you, perhaps you are inside a tank instead of a pyramid?
Rest assured, that the associations or memories that your efficient and protective consciousness is giving you, is completely healthy. It is simply developed wisdom, from extreme and dangerous circumstances. Love yourself for it. : )
I had things thrown at me every which way, never sure when I would be punched or yelled at, or have rubber bands fired at me. I was never sure when I would next experience something painful and I needed to calculate how to move about, and to look behind all doors and curtains.
When I am out somewhere, I place myself in corners or quiet areas that are the most comfortable to me, where I will be disturbed the least. Definitely and absolutely, the wisdom from everything I have experienced has my reflexes in top order and is not something I would ever wish to lose!
Take care not to invalidate the rest of your abilities, from drug use, that may seem to comfort you by making you ‘vague’ of yourself. Emotional energy that needs to leave you, does not leave you, without YOU making it leave you!! The more we have suffered the absolute more capacity we have for joy, once we release it!!!
This a promise. : )