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TURNING CHILDHOOD TRAUMAS INTO BLESSINGS

AWAKENING FROM THE WOUNDED CHILD  Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader July 2017  Article Turning Childhood Traumas Into Blessings We are all alchemists.  Just like Rumpelstiltskin who had the power to turn straw into gold, we have the ability to turn our childhood traumas into blessings. For children, there is no escape from traumas. A child innocently picks up a piece of candy in the supermarket. His father reacts, jerks him by the arm, takes away the candy and then raises his voice in a harsh whisper only to be overheard by nearby shoppers. That public shaming becomes a trauma that can veil a child’s heart for a lifetime. The child’s innocence is replaced by guilt and self-judgment. How My Own Shame Ran My Life I remember when I was 2 years old and my mother gave me a glass of malted milk. She threatened to punish…

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