WAKING UP TO THE NORMALIZATION OF TRAUMA

WAKING UP TO THE NORMALIZATION OF TRAUMA

Posted on December 20, 2022

When I transformed from a victim- wrapped in hurt, to a survivor, merging from a cocoon, something innately within continued pushing me through this goo to spread my wings in glorious victory. All I had to do was allow the change. As I continue to bloom, I reflect on these actions, as an experience I had in order to transform. Exclaiming to myself, I was not the sum of my experiences. 


I have learned to redefine who I was and go against every thing that was expected of me and from me. While wrapped in hurt (trauma), I lived my most unauthentic self. I played the role of big sister, teen, student, daughter, military personnel and later wife & mother within these relational systems, these roles normalize this hurt. 


When I began, to ask the universe for clarity in understanding who I was. I opened myself to seeing how not normal my environment was, the awakening that occurred, revealed certain abuses for what they were, traumatic.


It was like the story of Adam and Eve. Well, not exactly... but the premise is there. They were both walking around this garden completely naked and once Eve ate from this tree of forbidden fruit she awakened to her nakedness.

 

As I uncovered my hurt, I had to discover tools to manage the internal work of changing from what I was to who I was meant to become. This 'is' the journey of evolving to the true 'I' and not living as I am. 

By Tracy Walker, Founder of Trauma Help for Women


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