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A Wounded Healer; Tying Spirituality and Trauma Together to Transform A Collective Wound.

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

When I first began embarking on Astrology and healing, one of the teachings that stood out to me the most, was Chiron, The Wounded Healer. I felt an instant connection to this label however, I was still at a beginning point that I could not fully comprehend the reflection of the story in my Human Experiences

Chiron, a centaur, a union of two worlds – a human's upper half entwined with the strength and freedom of a horse's lower body. It's like he embodies the complexities I've wrestled with. Unlike those other wild, unruly centaurs, Chiron stands out, like a beacon of wisdom and gentleness in a chaotic world. He, too, delved into the arts and sciences, like a seeker on a path of self-discovery.

They called him the "wounded healer." It hits home – that intricate dance between pain and growth. Similar to I, he faced traumas, that refused to fade. Yet, he didn't let it break him. Instead, it forged him into something greater, a constellation of resilience in the vast night sky, and where you find Chiron in your Natal chart, is where you can find some of your core wounds that are asking you to alchemize the pain into your purpose and to present your healing to guide others.

Chiron's story, it's like a mirror reflecting my own transformation. The struggles, the wounds, they're not just marks of my past; they're stepping stones toward healing. Just as Chiron found solace in medicine, music, and hunting, I, too, sought refuge in new avenues – a journey to break the chains of generational cycles. And like that wounded healer, I find strength in embracing my scars, turning them into constellations of hope.

It's quite fascinating, you know, how the threads of trauma and spirituality intertwine and weave a narrative that has profoundly shaped my journey. Let's start by peeling back the layers and dissecting what these two concepts truly mean.

Trauma isn't just about what happens on the surface—it's the storm that rages within, overwhelming our senses and leaving a lasting imprint. It's not merely the events themselves, but the internal turmoil they spark. And then there's spirituality—a profound connection to something beyond the self. It's that intimate relationship with a realm that extends far beyond our earthly existence, encompassing the seen and the unseen.

My personal journey into these realms was heavily influenced by my connection to Jesus and his story. Growing up, I vividly remember walking the stations of the cross during Easter, and there was an inexplicable depth to the emotions that welled up within me. Yet, as I delved deeper, I began questioning the conventional notions of heaven, hell, and the divine. A willingness to question, to explore beyond the surface, has always been a cornerstone of my perspective.

I spent years unaware of the traumatic undercurrents of my upbringing. It wasn't until I reached the age of 24 that I started unpacking the layers of PTSD that had been quietly shaping my reality. The realization hit me like a wrecking ball, breaking down the walls of physical safety and emotional stability that society encourages us to construct.

Our world tends to be fixated on external achievements, we often forget the importance of nurturing our emotional well-being. Trauma, in its relentless wake, strips away the facade of impenetrable, exposing the raw vulnerability that resides within us all. It's like unearthing a long-forgotten treasure—a treasure that requires careful tending and nurturing.

And then, there's spirituality—an anchor that allows trust to flourish beyond what our eyes can perceive. It's a comforting embrace that whispers, "There's more to this journey than meets the eye." It's as if the shattered pieces of the self create space for a profound realization—a realization that life as we know it might just be a mere fraction of the grand tapestry of existence.

Rebellion becomes a means of liberation, a departure from societal norms that often lead us astray. I found myself rebelling against the conventional script of life, realizing that the pursuit of joy, not mere survival, should be the driving force. Joy—it's that beautiful, untamed force that wells up from within, untouched by material circumstances. The laughter of childhood, the uninhibited play, the moments of unfiltered creativity—these are the manifestations of our truest selves.

In the absence of physical security, a heightened state of awareness emerges. It's as if we're standing at the precipice of existence, a vantage point that offers a glimpse into the deeper currents of life. These moments of awakening, these flashes of illumination, become beacons that guide us through the labyrinth of healing.

As I embarked on the path of healing, I couldn't help but reflect on the gifts hidden within the deep connection of past traumas. Each experience, each struggle, became a stepping stone, leading me closer to a profound understanding of myself and the world around me. The quirks that set me apart, the moments that made me feel different—it's as if these fragments of my past hold the key to unlocking a deeper connection with the human experience.

At the heart of it all lies a universal truth—the quest for love. It's the undercurrent that binds us all, transcending the boundaries of time and space. Love isn't just a fleeting emotion; it's a driving force, the essence of our existence. It's the reason we journey through the labyrinth of life, seeking connection and understanding.

My journey, intertwined with the threads of trauma and spirituality, has illuminated the profound interplay between the two. Trauma, despite its hardships, has become a catalyst for growth—a portal through which I've ventured into the depths of my own soul. Spirituality has become my compass, guiding me toward a more profound connection with myself, others, and the universe.

So here I stand, not just as a survivor, but as a Sacred Self Mentor—a testament to the transformative power of vulnerability and authenticity. Chiron's legacy lives on, reminding us that our wounds are not weaknesses, but sources of strength. With every step I take, I embrace the unique tapestry of my past, weaving it into a narrative of hope, healing, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

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