I was listening to a friend of mine the other day as she was sharing her story about being in a very traumatic car accident many years ago. She said it took a lot of physical therapy and hard work to fully recover. However, she recalled the panic she felt being trapped in the car, waiting for rescuers to free her and how this panic feeling is still with her today. She said anytime she feels “trapped” or sees someone “trapped” (like on TV) it’s like she is right back in that car, feeling extreme panic again.
Many people would call this Post Traumatic Stress. I told her I believed a piece of her was still trapped in the car, left there and panicking, and it is possible for this piece to be retrieved and healed.
Here’s A Great Example of Fragmented Pieces Still Existing in Our Past
I love Star Trek Deep Space 9! The episode “Emissary” brilliantly illustrates how a traumatic timeline can remain active and secretly control our life. The story goes as follows:
Captain Sisko has an encounter with the “worm hole aliens.” He explains to them that humans exist in linear time – we are born, have experiences, make choices and those choices unfold, one event leading to another. The aliens don’t understand Sisko’s explanation about linear time because they (Sisko and the aliens) continue to end up back at the same scene over and over again: back on the ship at the time his wife was killed.
The dialogue in the episode continues with Sisko finally understanding what was happening, why he kept taking the aliens and himself back to the same scene:
“I never left this ship.” Sisko says.
“You exist here.” the alien replies.
“I exist here,” says Sisko. “I don’t know if you can understand.” He starts to breakdown and cry. “I see her like this, every time I close my eyes. In the darkness, in the blink of an eye, I see her… like this!”
“None of your past experiences helped prepare you for this consequence”, said the alien
“And I have never figured out how to live without her,” replies Sisko
“So, you choose to exist here” said the alien
The Alien says “It is not linear.”
“No,” Sisko says, defeated. “It’s not linear.”
Pieces Stuck in Time
This episode clearly illustrates my point: traumatic events that happen during our lifetime can cause pieces of ourselves to get stuck “in time.” The good news is these pieces can be retrieved and healed, allowing the traumatic timeline to complete and close.
Excerpts from Lisa Renee on childhood trauma as written in the Energetic Synthesis Ascension Glossary:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone as a child that has gone through an abuse and their emotional and spiritual development is stunted, the aging process stops at that time of trauma, even as their biological body ages, their emotional and spiritual body just gets stopped or frozen in time. That person who suffered that trauma may actually have the emotional development of an 8 year old in that particular issue because they never healed their inner child from the abuse they suffered from that particular timeline.
When I’m triggered by the same thought or emotion that caused my inner child to be stuck in a trauma timeline, I find myself immediately and automatically shutting down emotionally. Without awareness, I literally wouldn’t know what hit me. It could be almost anything: a look, a smell, something I’m feeling from someone, a thought, anything that may remind me that there is perceived danger here. My brain computer reacts – and puts me right back to that time when the actual event happened. Some people react with “blind” rage – not even having a recollection of their behavior.
Healing Fragmented Pieces
I’m extremely fortunate that I’ve been able to speak with my pieces in order to understand why they left. I didn’t even know they were gone until they all showed up one day. My pieces were stuck in a trauma timeline, causing looping, repeating the same patterns over and over in my life, just to end up feeling the same as I did at the time they split. In order to heal, I had to forgive.
All my pieces brought with them the keys to healing many of my patterns for good, putting closure on those traumatic timelines! My book, The Path to My Heart, is the story of my pieces coming home, including why they left and how they achieved their healing. In the end we all become integrated into my heart. You can read the first chapter here!
If you feel ready to receive your pieces into a safe space, and it must be safe, you can put out a strong intention for your pieces to come home to you. It’s hard to know what to expect when they return, but welcome them with open arms, an open heart, and a willingness to forgive. Let your piece know it’s safe now for it to return.
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