By George A. Boyd ©2023
Q: Is trauma permanent? Does this forever change your destiny—and permanently ruin your life?
A: There are several perspectives on trauma we can adopt:
- Dissolution – Your Self and Soul have forever disappeared and appear to effectively no longer exist. You experience a spiritual death; you feel cut off from the Self and the Soul, and it appears that you are irrevocably cast out from communion with these deeper aspects of your nature.
- Accretion – a karmic veil has formed over your spiritual essences so you can no longer contact them. If you have access to a transformational modality—an active method such as transformational mantra or Kriya Yoga, or a passive method such as reception of the Light from an Initiate—you can progressively burn away this veil and reunite with your hidden spiritual essences.
- Disorganization – the structures of your mind have become disorganized through distortion of your beliefs, perception, and values through exposure to false information and conspiracy theories. This disorganization can spawn paranoia—and if severe—outright psychosis. This disorganization must be overcome through progressively challenging each distorted belief, value, and perception, and re-connecting to the Soul’s inner truth, or Dharma.
- Neurological damage – this perspective holds that the brain has been permanently damaged and can no longer express the Self and the Soul; it requires healing and regeneration to restore former functioning.
- Unprocessed issues – In this perspective, the trauma continues to form repetitive loops in the mind until the underlying issues are processed and integrated. These issues persist until the integration process is complete.
- Demonic possession – In this view, trauma is the invasion of the psyche by negative entities. The Light must exorcise these entities; once they are cast out, full functioning and sanity can be restored.
- Synthesis and rebirth – Through deconstructing each aspect of the trauma, the Soul’s native abilities, virtues, and knowledge can re-emerge. One finds the synthesis of wholeness that exists beyond the pairs of opposites of functioning and non-functioning—once this re-union has occurred, the Soul’s is freed again to express in human life.
We can examine each of these perspectives:
We do not find that those suffering trauma actually lose their Self and Soul, or are forever cut off from it, as in perspective one.
We notice that in some cases, when trauma appears as accretion, as in perspective two, when an appropriate transformational method is used, this veil dissolves and the Soul’s native abilities, virtue, and knowledge reappear.
In the event that there is mental disorganization as a result of trauma, as in perspective three, each layer of false belief needs to be refuted; each corrupted value examined and revised; and perception needs to be re-anchored in the Self and the Soul to reconnect the individual to his or her innate sense of truth.
Neurological damage, as in perspective four—when there is actual damage to the structure of the brain—this presents a greater challenge. This is similar to a sector of hard drive that has been damaged, so one can no longer write to it or retrieve information from it. The brain activity and function must be re-mapped on another area of the brain to restore functioning—in this case, there needs to be an actual re-wiring of the brain circuits.
Process and integration, as in perspective five, if done methodically, appears to be a means to progressively reduce the impact of the traumatic impressions embedded in the mind.
Exorcism, as in perspective six, appears to impact the issue at the level where it can be perceived in the imaginal stratum of the mind, where the issue entifies as a thought form or subpersonality. This type of inner work only appears to resolve issues when it resolves all seven levels of karmic expression—physical, etheric, emotional/desire, imaginal, cognitive (beliefs and thoughts), karmic impressions in the causal body, and the seed at the root of the karmic issue.
Synthesis and rebirth, as in perspective seven, uses a variety of evocative methods to work out the trauma at each level of the mind until it has been fully known, experienced, processed, released, and integrated. This utilizes a step-by-step deconstruction. What is deconstructed is then reconstructed through the Soul’s re-creation.
We do not think it is constructive to simply assume that the core structures of identity, volition, and intelligence have been destroyed, as in perspective one. Instead, we believe it would be valuable to use one of the other approaches of perspectives two through seven to see if one or more of these modalities produce release, inner movement, and progressive recovery. Through progressive therapy, inner work, and reception of healing energies, we believe that positive change is possible—and over time—complete functioning can be restored.
We explore ways of working with trauma in our Dysfunctional Family Coaching Program. Those of you who have experienced trauma in your family of origin or in your relationships may find this program beneficial.