I’m sharing this video again today by reader request. I am passionate about this topic because of my own healing journey.
Trauma is like a medical condition. Until you know what you’re dealing with, finding a cure will be next to impossible. The correct diagnosis is important. So are the proper tools and professionals.
“Why do you have to keep bringing up the past? Why can’t you just let it go? Why can’t you forgive and forget?” These are things that people will say to survivors. At the least, they are unthinking and lack understanding. At worst, they are cruel, wielding accusations like a whip to make the hurting be quiet and go away.
It’s important to face the truth, not so we can sit and wallow forever, but so that we can move THROUGH and forward. Choosing denial keeps us stuck in old jail cells. Moving through and forward is hard, bloody work, but it’s vastly rewarding, and it frees us from our cells and ushers us into new life. It’s worth it.
I hope these words encourage you and offer hope for your own healing journey.