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Sometimes as human beings that are doing personal & Spiritual work, we often try to go back in time to “the scene of the crime” of our childhood trauma or our old wounds in hopes of finding healing.
We fantasize about “time travelling” to that particular person or prior place to finally try to get the love that we needed.
We think that our problem can be solved somewhere “back there”, when really healing actually happens best, right here in the present moment.
Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about heading back to the scene of the crime and how it can sometimes leave us incapacitated or keep us from moving forward.
As they say in some 12-Step and recovery programs, “You can’t build a better past” - meaning we can’t go back and change what we did or what happened to us.
We want it to have been different but, as the brilliant somatic and trauma therapist Linda Thai says, we often resist the fact that “that ship has sailed”.
Instead, hopefully we can find ways to navigate our past, assign new meaning to it, and gather tools to help us integrate the experience, find safety in our relationships now and move forward in our lives.
The salve, the balm, and our healing medicine is found in the Love in the here and now.
KK's Key Takeaways
Trying To Heal (5:22)
Traumatized Kids (9:49)
External Teacher (14:03)
How Do We Do That? (18:31)
Internal Stabilizers (25:32)
Daily Spiritual Practice or DSP (29:52)
She’s been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for close to three decades, a yoga teacher for 20+ years and is a longtime practitioner of Passage Meditation. She’s also a Gateless Writing Instructor & workshop facilitator and is currently working on a memoir.
KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA, and graduated from BU with a degree in Communications. She’s known for her storytelling, her sense of humor, her love of the Divine and her “down-to-earth” practical approach to Spirituality. Her signature process: Your Story to Your Glory™ - helps people transform their old stories of victimization & suffering, so they can choose Love over fear, improve their most important relationships, deepen their connection to Self, Source & Spirit, and live from a place of forgiveness, flow, freedom & fun!
A sought-after speaker, spiritual teacher, and thought leader for podcasts, shows, live events, and mastermind programs, Karen's been invited to speak & teach on various platforms, stages & retreat centers across the country, including the renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.