Your Soul's Psychology, You and Trauma

Have you thought of your soul’s psychology before? 

Me neither!  This chapter of The Seat of the Soul has got me thinking, like all other chapters. 

This is what google says about the word psychology…

·       the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context

·       the mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group

·       the mental and emotional factors governing a situation or activity

All definitions are regarding the mind and body (behavior), none are regarding the soul.  Psychology is based on the perception of your personality not the soul. 

How can you heal yourself without regarding your soul?

You can’t.

Let’s go back to Carl Jung.  He talked about symbolism and the shadows.  When he talked about the shadows, he was talking about the parts of yourself that are well hidden from your awareness. 

When you go to a therapist, especially a therapist like myself, you’re going to be working on your shadows which means sheding light to those parts of you that are influencing your thoughts and behaviors that are not part of your awareness… just yet.

You know, there’s a lot of talk lately on how trauma seeps inside your body and how you can and need to move your body to release that energy out, but no one is talking about how that happens.  No one is talking about how that interaction happens energetically.

How did that trauma get trapped inside your body?

My understanding is that when you come in contact with anyone, there’s an energy transfer from one being to another.  For example, when you’re having a really nice conversation with someone.  You leave the conversation feeling elated.  When the conversation sucks, like the person sucked the life out of you. You leave feeling like that was a waste of a couple of hours that you’ll never get back!  I know you know what that’s like!

Same happens during a traumatic situation but you don’t walk away feeling good.  If it’s a car accident, you may not walk away at all.

In a traumatic event, the energy transfer from the person (or thing like a car) who assaulted you may last in your body lifetimes.  The goal is to give that energy a voice, a sound, a movement, a way out.

Unfortunately, many people try to quiet that energy with drugs, food, sex, alcohol, exercise, and who knows what else.  I say try because you can never quiet your soul. 

You soul, your intuition is always talking to you.  You may be ignoring it, but you know it’s always talking to you.

Also, there’s a lot of talk out there about your psoas muscle being the central place where most if not all your trauma is stored, the psoas being the muscle of the soul. 

I don’t believe that.

I don’t believe the soul has a muscle or that the psoas is the keeper of the soul’s itinerary.

I believe that we’re spiritual beings.  A huge blob of energy and that energy gets stored in your entire body not just one body part.   I also believe that you don’t have to work on all your traumas. 

I believe that when you work on one part of you, the rest piggy backs on it.

I believe that when you’re speaking from your gut, your intuition, that’s when you’re speaking from your soul. 

I know that for me, when I’m speaking from my intuition, I’m speaking from a place of knowing, I’m certain.  It’s just feels right!

Now, when you just talked from a place of knowing and start doubting yourself, that’s when you’re talking from your mind. 

Your mind waivers, your soul doesn’t. 

When your mind begins to waiver and you begin to doubt yourself after your intuition just spoke to you, that’s when anxiety sets in.  This is when you would benefit from taking a step back and starting all over again. 

This is why I always say…

If your entire mind, body and soul says yes, then it’s a YES!  If not, it’s a NO.  If you’re not sure it’s a NOT YET.

There you have it!  My thoughts on the psychology of the soul. 

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