Past Traumas: Let Go

Julia Rogers Hamrick

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Have you noticed how much human beings seem to revel in re-living, re-feeling, and, essentially, celebrating past traumatic events such as 9/11, the assassination of President Kennedy, the Holocaust, various weather-related catastrophes and all kinds of shocking occurrences including personal traumas like deaths in the family? And, that we do so, ostensibly, so that we can honor those involved? Here’s the problem with that. Lowering your vibration to “remember" and “pay tribute” is not a help to anyone, and, in fact, contributes to creating even more pain and trauma. The ones who have moved out of this reality because of these events would be the first to tell you that. And, while the prevailing view is that we have to keep events fresh in our minds so that they aren’t repeated, that “wisdom” is exactly backwards!

Maintaining a focus on past events doesn’t help us prevent them from happening in the future, it actually assures that they will happen again. They may manifest in another form, perhaps, but they will continue to happen because our focus on trauma, and the feelings associated with it, makes us a vibrational match to trauma, and what you match with your vibration, you are also attracting! Nursing and reviewing and dwelling on past trauma is simply a way to be stuck in the vibration of the trauma. You don’t help anything—or transform anything—or prevent anything (except joy) by focusing into the remembered horror of an event.

Your ego knows this, and because it revels in the realm of duality, where trauma occurs, it needs to keep you there. Yes—it’s your ego that keeps you hooked into the drama-trauma. Egos are like dogs with bones (no offense intended to the canine world!) and are loathe to let go of hurts. That’s because they feed off trauma energy and so are the aspect of us that wants to cling to past woundings and dwell on things—especially traumatic things—and generally offer resistance to the Flow. Ego doesn’t even exist in the Flow, so hanging onto trauma is a survival strategy for your ego. Ego uses every trick in the book to keep control over us, but once you understand how it works, you can thank it for its misguided “help" and opt back into the Flow.

The media is very aware of the ego’s insatiable appetite for trauma, and issues countless invitations for us to step out of the Flow and into the drama-trauma vibration. Certainly, we are easily caught up in it, but those of us who are more conscious and aware are responsible for making higher choices such as the choice not to wallow in the media’s offerings to revisit, relive, and wallow in traumas past or present. Your choices may seem insignificant in the larger picture, but it is your increased consciousness that makes your choices carry more weight vibrationally. When you move out of the drama-trauma consciousness and move into the shimmering Light of higher frequency, you assist everyone in moving back into the Flow.

©2006 Julia Rogers Hamrick

Julia Rogers Hamrick has been a spiritual-growth facilitator for over two decades, and is the author of Recreating Eden: The Exquisitely Simple, Divinely Ordained Plan for Transforming Your Life and Your Planet. Julia writes about and leads seminars on proactive joy, and the relationship between vibrational frequency and experience. For more information on Julia and recreating Eden, and to get on her list to be eligible for her f'ree monthly teleseminars, visit


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