The intention of this post is for any of those who are seeking emotional saftey during this time or looking to implement healthier boundaries for the sake of self-perseverance. I recently opened up in the most recent wellness retreat that I hosted about my own experience with PTSD over the years due to a near fatal violent attack, in efforts to hopefully bring a sense of normalcy in lessening the stigma towards the dialogue of mental health stability.
I am grateful for my loved ones, talk therapy, meditation, acupuncture, physical therapy, sound healing, qigong, short term pharmaceutical/herbal remedies and energetic bodywork sessions that I’ve been able to utilize throughout this continuous journey of alignment. It certainly hasn’t been easy and takes daily intentional efforts to walk forward in balance each day. Not everyone may have the desire or access to resources to get the help they may need, finding others to confide in can be difficult as well.
Let’s please as an active collective be more kind and gentle with each other in a world that does not promote the well being and safety of our energetic and physical selves. If you have the authentic capacity, let’s please educate ourselves in becoming a true safe haven in holding space from a source of genuine love and care for those who are in need. If someone is expressing a boundary that may seem unfamiliar to you, please practice remaining neutral and free from judgement instead of the immediate need to rationalize and misleadingly “advise” one another.
Healing is not linear, and it doesn’t look the same from one person to the next. I’ve loss close friends and family members due to a masking of mental health. If you or someone you know is suffering, please be a neutral listening ear, show up for them, explore options and seek help in whichever capacity they may need. If one particular modality doesn’t work, keep searching til you find the best fit. Please remain hopeful. Much love 🙏🏾🤍