Loss, betrayal, abuse (verbal, emotional, psychological), childhood trauma, community violence, bullying, and gaslighting are just a handful of the plethora of traumatic experiences that can compel us to shut down. While some people may turn to therapy in an attempt to heal their wounds, many don’t get the opportunity to process their emotions and come out stronger on the other side. Because the true origin of emotional conflict is so deep within, they’re forced to bury their feelings arising from their deep subconscious and continually repress them.

What happens when someone is unable to process a traumatic experience that shaped their life? To fight the overwhelming urge to understand what happened to them, and without a real means to do so, they begin lying to themselves. This is a common response to trauma. You can also call it a coping mechanism of sorts. Let’s dive deeper into the implications of this response.

1. You Create a New Narrative for Yourself

People who are unable to embark on the healing process create a new narrative that temporarily soothes them. In essence, they block out the pain from hidden traumatic experience(s) and replace it with incidents that make them feel better and help them keep agonizing thoughts at bay. While this brings temporary relief, it can backfire in the long run.

As they continue to shove their feelings under the rug and ignore the turmoil in their deep subconscious, they move on, or so it seems. However, the unsorted, convoluted, and complex mesh of entangled trauma continues to manifest in their daily life. Over time, it burgeons. If left unaddressed, it can cause further trauma at a certain point in the individual’s life—their “breaking point.”

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2. You Force Yourself to Run From Reality (Even If/When You Get the Opportunity to Heal)

After burying their feelings and ignoring their subconscious for years, people grow comfortable to a certain extent. While there’s still a lingering sense of discontentment that tugs at their arm every now and then, they think they’re happy. They begin to mistake the numbness for stability.

This can have disastrous consequences in the long run. When presented with the opportunity to heal, people may continue to rely on their “coping mechanism” and sideline their only chance at unpacking, sorting, and putting away their trauma in a healthy manner.

3. You Self-Sabotage

a man struggling to navigate his thoughts at a dining table

Self-sabotage is extremely common among people who have undergone traumatic experiences in life. By using their subconscious as a trash can that’s never emptied, they continue to burden themselves with unsorted feelings. This can take a toll on their mental health, friendships, romantic relationships, and familial connections.

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Everyone has trauma buried in their deep subconscious. Make sure you take active measures to undo the damage. We can help. At Team Wisdom, we’re committed to helping you heal, seek hidden truth, and live your true purpose. Your well-being comes first, and we’re here to help you set things right again. Find out more about our divine inspiration sessions to get started with subconscious channeling.

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