Today, encouragement to connect with yourself.
Many of us walk around living at a distance from our immediate experience. This is especially true for survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA.) These childhood traumas often result in hyper-vigilance and shame which pull a child out of the immediacy of what they are experiencing to an emotionally safe distance. This defense mechanism becomes problematic, however, as adults, often creating inability to experience life’s joys in the moment.
Throughout my healing journey, I experience moments of life richly experienced as I go. They are exquisite and a gift that I cherish.
- How will you embrace and engage in life experiences today?
- What helps you to be fully present to your life?