As someone who has experienced the pain and trauma of toxic relationships, I understand firsthand how difficult it can be to heal and move on. It's a process that requires time, patience, and a willingness to confront the painful emotions that arise. Now, I give myself 48 hours to kick, scream, cry, fuss, and cuss. I try me very best to control my controllables. There are some challenges that I have not yet faced, but I am gathering the tools to help me preparing for things that I must accept like death.
As a spiritual individual, I find solace in the practice of meditation and prayer. I believe that these practices provide me with the clarity, insight, and guidance I need to navigate the complexities of life. For me, it's impossible to face life's challenges alone without the assistance of my creator, angels, and ancestors.
When I meditate and pray, I ask for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. I believe that these divine qualities can help me make sense of the occurrences in this life and provide me with the strength and resilience I need to overcome adversity. Through my spiritual practice, I have learned that the answers to life's most pressing questions are not always readily apparent. Sometimes, we must quiet our minds and open our hearts to receive guidance from a higher power.
Whether I'm facing a difficult decision or grappling with a personal challenge, I know that I can turn to my spiritual practice for comfort, support, and inspiration. It is through this practice that I cultivate a deeper connection to my higher self, as well as the divine energies that surround me. I am grateful for the gift of meditation and prayer, and I encourage others to explore these practices as a means of finding greater peace, clarity, and purpose in their own lives.
Here are some steps that I have found helpful in my own healing journey:
Acknowledge the pain: The first step in healing from traumatic relationships is to acknowledge the pain and trauma you've experienced. It's okay to feel angry, sad, or hurt. Allow yourself to feel these emotions without judgment or shame.
Seek support: Healing from trauma is not something you have to do alone. Seek support from trusted friends, family members, or a therapist who can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your feelings.
Practice self-care: Prioritize your own self-care by engaging in activities that bring you joy and comfort. This can include things like exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature.
Set boundaries: Part of healing from toxic relationships involves learning to set healthy boundaries. Identify your own needs and boundaries and communicate them clearly and assertively.
Forgive yourself and others: Forgiveness is a powerful tool in the healing process. This doesn't mean you have to forget or excuse the behavior of others, but rather release the anger and resentment you may be holding onto.
Focus on the present: While it's important to acknowledge and process the pain of the past, it's also important to focus on the present and the positive things in your life. Cultivate gratitude and focus on the things that bring you joy and happiness.
Remember, healing from traumatic relationships is a journey and choice, not a destination. It's okay to take it one step at a time and give yourself the space and grace to heal in your own time and in your own way. With time, patience, and self-compassion, you can find healing and move forward towards a brighter future.