I recently received a note from a client who is learning just how powerful the truth really is:
“This layer my water bottle and mantra is ‘I am done with trauma;‘ and I finally saw how in dealing with my family I would jump right into trauma. I would not communicate clearly or hold my ground. I became a wounded child and my emotions ran the show. My mind was full of obsessive worries, and I replayed things I wished I had said. Most of all I felt so much pain because I feared they didn’t like me.
Somehow because of all of our work together, it finally clicked. I was able to see what I was doing. I could see that my stand was a good one and that I needed to communicate it like a grown up instead of a child. It was so obvious that I suddenly could easily speak my truth without anger or fear of my family’s rejection. Truth and peace were more important than their approval. I simply had no more energy or desire to spin in trauma. It seems so simple now. It’s amazing I couldn’t see it before and it feels wonderful!
Thank you, Linda, for hanging in with me as I repeated the same pattern over and over not seeing it for what it was.”
It took a few years and many layers for Carol to finally shift her fear into courage. Obviously, it was time well spent. Now that she has found the path to truth, she will be tested to see if she can stay on it. Each experience will be another opportunity to not only speak her truth, but to live in her truth as well.
How blessed I am to be part of Carol’s healing journey.