In the same way that a rupture can severely weaken a tyre, trauma can also severely weaken a human being. But even though a broken type can be replaced by a brand new one, a human being won’t be able to find a another suit to replace the one that is not in a good way.
As a result of this, they will need to find a way to repair the damage that has been done to their body and mind. They will be like humpty dumpty inasmuch it will be as if they have fallen off a wall and ended up in pieces, but that is where the similarity will end, as they will have to find a way to put themselves back together again.
A Closer Look
There is the chance that one experienced trauma in their adult life and/or it could go back their early years. What this means, is that they will have experienced something that overwhelmed their system.
And, as it was so overwhelming, it wasn’t possible for their system to integrate what took place. The outcome of this can be an inner sense of not being an integrated human being, and, along with this, will be a number of different symptoms.
A Closer Look
If what they are going through relates to their adult years, it could show that they have had a car accident or been in the army, for instance. On the other hand, if it goes relates to what they experienced during their early years, it could show that they were abused and/or neglected.
What they may find, if they can relate to the former, is that it didn’t take them long to see that something wasn’t right due to how they experienced life before. However, if one can relate to the latter, it might have taken them a while to figure out what was doing on due to how normal it was.
The Power of Contrast
Having been in a bad way, practically from the moment they were born, would have made it much harder for them to see that what they were going through was not normal. A large part of their life may then have been spent doing the best that they could to handle the pain that they were in.
Fortunately, if someone was in a good way before they had a car accident or were in a war zone, for instance, they will have a clear idea that what they are going through is not part of life. At the same time, what they went through may have had such a big effect on them that it might be hard for them to connect to what their life was like before.
A Few Symptoms
So, when someone is unable to operate as a whole human being due to the conflict that is within them, it is likely to be a challenge for them to be in the present moment. Their mind, as a way to handle the arousal that is within them, can end up taking them all over the place.
Naturally, this will make it hard for them to truly show up around others and to be able to concentrate. This may also affect their memory, making it hard for them to remember things and to recall what people have said to them.
All at Sea
Ultimately, their body won’t be at peace and this will cause their mind to be all over the place. Lacking inner stability and togetherness, it will be a challenge for them to handle too much external stimulation.
Going into public places and being around large crowds will be too much for their traumatised system to deal with. Or, if they can handle being in these types of environments, they may find that they have the urge to get away before too much time passes.
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere
In way, it can be as though one is wearing a suit that is very sensitive to stimulation, with just about any kind of stimulation causing it to react. Mainstream society, with all the drama and noise, will cause them to experience even more inner disharmony.
Thus, they won’t need to be around people who are abusive or inconsiderate in order to feel even more overwhelmed than they may do already. At this stage on their life, it will be vital for them to try to limit the amount of stimulation they are exposed to.
Limiting the amount of stimulation that they are exposed to may allow them to feel slightly more integrated at times, while increasing the amount of stimulation they are exposed to may cause them to feel as though they are falling apart. Thankfully, there is at least one thing that they can do to give their senses a rest and to lower their stress levels.
Spending time in nature can be an excellent way for them to give their whole being the chance to relax and to recharge. This can be somewhere where they will be able to simply be and not have to be concerned about anything else.
There can be the effect that this has on one when they are in nature and then there can be the effect it has on them shortly after. Their body and their mind can feel at lot more at peace during this time and for a little while after.
If they are not already doing so, they may also need to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or healer.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.