The Past Isn’t Always in the Past

Do you ever look at old photographs of yourself as a child? The photos may be tattered or worn, and that image of you from so long ago may seem like a distant memory. But for many of us, that person in the photo, that you thought left you a long time ago, is still there and more present in your adult life than you could ever imagine.

Your childhood may seem like a lifetime ago. But, for many people, their childhood experiences carry into their adulthood; like those tattered old photos of the past. Many issues that you are struggling with today, such as overcoming bad habits or self-destructive patterns take root in our childhoods. And when we don’t get past them, or we mask them with the harmful activities, we are burying the trauma deeper. It’s sitting there bubbling under the surface like a volcano ready to explode. 

Your adult life IS impacted by the inner child issues of your past. Guilt, anger, sadness, self-loathing are common feelings in people struggling with childhood trauma. And these feelings lead us to behaviors that hold us back from becoming the person we were born to be.  

Research shows negative childhood events and emotions can trigger emotional and even physical reactions in our adult selves. They can be responsible for your current physical and mental health conditions, and put you at greater risk for life-threatening illnesses, like heart attacks, strokes, obesity, diabetes, and different types of cancer.

The important thing to remember is that there is hope. Those issues from your past do not have to continue to shape your future. Working with a trained professional can help reconnect you to your true spiritual self and help you break free from the chains of the past and increase your self-worth.

Reaching out is the first step in building a deeper connection with the innate unconditional love for yourself and your life that you were born with, but lost through no fault of your own. You will begin to experience less fear and more happiness and will pave the way to living the life you always wanted, free from the shackles of the past.
Learn more about how I can help you take that fearful first step, and walk hand in hand with you on your journey.

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