Healing Isn’t One-and-Done; It’s Iterative

May 17, 2021

Over the weekend I processed some things that I’ve processed before.

Same people. Same issues. Same old trauma and hurt.

But this was the first time some powerful words of wisdom came through from unexpected places. I can feel it shifting things on a deep, cellular level already in a way it never has.

This is how it goes.

Healing isn’t one-and-done. It’s layered and iterative and takes a lot of intention.

I’ve been processing the trauma of my first real relationship since I started doing this work over six years ago, and it still comes up.

It’s less heavy, charged, or hard-hitting each time, but it still comes up.

That’s just how it goes.

Can we accelerate healing and growth? Absolutely. Especially with deeper process work and clearing blocks in our energy or subconscious. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be layers to face over time. That doesn’t mean it won’t make itself known again and again until it can fully clear.

Unresolved grief, trauma, and emotions embed themselves in our bodies, which means we carry them with us as more of life’s happenings layer on top and intertwine inside. There’s no button or magic pill to clear it all at once—there’s just time, intention, and a commitment to working with each new layer as they show up.

The good news is we always feel lighter and freer after each level of clearing. And while it’s not everything we always want, it’s something worth doing the work for.

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