I want to share with you a beautifully simple mantra to help you heal from emotional trauma.
I’ve been trying to process a lot of trauma recently. It’s been coming up in more than the usual waves. They’ve been tidal waves of grief (2 x family deaths + 1 x cat death all in 2016), and trauma (incompetent doctor during birth, as well as a lot of childhood stuff coming up from mum’s death), and to be honest, sometimes it just gets to be a bit much.
Until I can get in with my most amazing body work healer guru (she’s solidly booked out for over a month), I decided to channel my higher self for guidance on processing this. My body hasn’t been processing it well at all, and if my body can’t process it, how can my mind?
So I was talking to my higher self the other day, and she delivered a simple little mantra. Actually, it’s not really a mantra. It’s a bit like a chant. It’s kind of like the ho’oponopono prayer (google it if you’re not familiar with it).
I have been using this mantra, or prayer, or act of kindness (I can’t quite figure out the right term for it), to say to my self as a child, to my mother as a child, to my self as an adult, to my mother as an adult, to her father, and more. I have found that when I repeat it, directed towards a certain person at a certain point in time (me or someone else, it works either way), then my feelings of trauma lessen, and my feelings of compassion, love, and gratitude, develop and grow for the situation. And of course, from compassion, love, and gratitude, we can grow from our experiences, and leave them having taken something wonderful from them, rather than having them taken something wonderful from us.
This is the chant/mantra/prayer for radical compassion:
I see you.
I hear you.
I feel you.
I honour you.
I love you.
Repeat it over again as many times as you need – Direct it towards yourself at a point in time where you’ve felt hurt. Direct it towards the actual hurt. And then direct it towards the person who’s hurt you.
I trust you will feel your hurt soften, and your feelings of compassion, love, and gratitude, grow.
I have found that practising this for just 5 minutes is unbelievably effective <3