The spiritual core of a person is present at birth. It is the pristine, clean, untouched, unsullied part, which could not provoke any wrath, anger, revenge, or any violent act of another. Some have referred to this as the “thumbprint of God,” the soul or spirit, or something similar. Some believe that this aspect of humanity is present even in the womb, prior to birth. It has been referred to as the “child-like yet profound expectation that good and not harm will come to us” by Edward Kruk, Ph.D., a social work professor at the University of British Columbia. When that aspect of ourselves has been violated, and we sustain an injury to our spirit, and when you can’t get back what you lost, and there is no recompense for it, spiritual trauma has occurred.
At the heart of spiritual trauma is the concept of trust. Trust has been compromised, be it trust in yourself, another person, an institution, or even in God. Having lived through this myself and healed, I understand the intricacies of navigating this path. Spirituality is considered a very personal path by many people, and only you can know what is right for you. I want to offer you what I believe is a critical key to healing from this. Read my story, and if it resonates with you and you want to know more, you can subscribe. Additional resources, information, services, and more will be coming to help you break free from the internal and external tyranny of thoughts and beliefs, most of which may not even be your own.