As I’ve worked through my trauma, one of the common phrases that I’ve heard people say is, “You need to get over it already.”
However, there is no way to “get over” trauma.
You see…..trauma isn’t an event….
Trauma is something that happens inside of you.
Once it takes place, life is never the same. … and I refuse to spiritually bypass my trauma simply to appease another human being.
Today, I see many people living in expectation for people groups who have inherited generational trauma to “get over” it.
However, it’s important to recognize that spiritually bypassing generational trauma is never the solution.
On the contrary, it intensifies post-traumatic responses.
The most effective way to start helping someone work through their trauma is to acknowledge the event that caused it.
Additionally, it is also helpful to be present and allow that person to express any emotion or thought that comes their way, withholding judgment or advice.
This is just the starting place.
The road towards healing is a long one.
Be prepared for a long and bumpy ride.
Nevertheless, keep moving forward with the expectation that healing is in the distance waiting for us.
I bring this to your attention because there are some significant traumatic events in our history that we as a nation have ignored.
It’s up to us whether we will spiritually bypass them or whether we will be a conduit of healing.
𝐆𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞.