Trauma can be a tough topic to approach, but it’s one we must face when it comes to learning how to truly tap into the power of manifestation. If no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to break past patterns and create the change in your life that you desire, oftentimes there is trauma affecting manifestations.
You might think that trauma is a life experience that leads to devastating consequences and this absolutely and sadly can be the case for many. However, trauma can also be something more subtle and buried within our subconscious. In fact, many of us go through a number of traumas from childhood to adulthood. These build up and are what lead to self-doubt, an inability to break negative patterns, self-sabotaging habits and coping mechanisms.
Groundbreaking studies have even shown that over 70% of us have been through at least one traumatic event as a child. This could be a comment a kid at school or teacher made to you or hearing your parents argue about money. As children, we’re incredibly susepcitible to what we see, hear and experience and although that comment a boy in your class made about you being fat or stupid now seems insignificant as an adult, it will have resided in your subconscious and created a negative belief you might then have grown up with into adulthood.
When it comes to manifestation, we must be able to identify and work through these traumas as manifestation has to come from a place of acceptance, love, empowerment and expansion. No matter how much you tell yourself you are worthy, if you don’t truly believe and feel that on a subconscious level, your ability to manifest will be impacted. Or, you’ll end up manifesting more of what you’re already getting as the law of attraction is always at work.
It is also true that trauma negatively impacts the body on a cellular, physical level. Unresolved trauma can cause disease, poor wellbeing and plays out in our life in some way on all levels - our money, our relationships and our careers. When we go through a traumatic event, it creates an actual physical chemical reaction and one that the body then records. The trauma plays over and over - sometimes without us even realizing, but is at the root of our negative beliefs and actions. As I always say, we either work things out or act things out. This is also partly because the trauma can impact our nervous system so that we’re in a constant state of fight or flight and stuck in survival mode. When we’re making choices from this place, they will be reactive and behaviours we turn to by default.
This is why in relationships for example, you’ll find that some people always seem to attract and be attracted to others who treat them badly time after time. It’s a pattern that just can’t seem to be broken until the person takes a step back to look at why this is happening and takes the necessary steps to heal.
To manifest what we want, we have to firstly prioritize our mental health. Having mental health awareness will help us to understand that if we’re constantly in a cycle of debt or poor relationship choices, there’s a reason for this.
Manifesting is all about an ability to be aware of our emotions and to then be the master of them. Our thoughts are created as a result of our feelings so we have to feel good - or at least from a place of neutrality and self-acceptance on a cellular level, to harness the power of manifestation and create true wealth - a profound sense of freedom in every area of our life.
This is why it’s important to have tools to be able to identify and work through any trauma. These can include counselling, therapy or working with a credible professional. Having a safe space to talk about how you’re feeling can be incredibly effective for figuring out when the trauma might have happened and to resolve the emotions around it.
Other modalities I recommend include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and even journaling. I also have a huge number of videos on my YouTube Channel with fantastic experts that can help you on your healing journey.
To heal starts with having self-compassion and knowing that none of us are a perfect product! As we evolve and life goes on, there will still be traumas that continue to affect us. But by understanding how the mind and body work and how they respond to trauma, and cultivating a strong sense of mental health awareness, this means that we’re far better equipped to deal with those experiences. Our traumas become an experience rather than who we are. They no longer define us or our actions.
Our patterns, money habits, relationships, health and how we approach life provide strong clues as to where the work needs to be done. Once we do the work to unpick these and understand why we do the things we do, that is where manifestation can really take place. As we’re learning to become the master of our emotions, past trauma affecting manifestation no longer becomes a barrier.
Trauma can be a tough one to accept and work through but when you do, I assure you that it will take your manifestation to the next level. True manifesting isn’t so much about getting ‘stuff’, it’s about creating a sense of safety, love and empowerment within ourselves and to be able to go after what we want with clarity, expansion and a true feeling of self-worth. The things that come as a result of that are then like the icing on the cake!
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