Updated: Nov 19, 2020
After Spiritual Warfare
Trauma and tragedy are often experienced in the psyche as almost a vortice — a frozen place where time has stopped. Ultimately healing and sanctuary are found in the peace and liberation of the awakened heart. And the greatest place to start our healing is always where we are right here and right now.
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For some the end of spiritual warfare becomes a distant memory. For many others, most others I would honestly say, it lives on daily in their very cells as ongoing trauma in need of profound healing.
Tender nurturing care needs to be given to all those bearing the wounds and scars of spiritual warfare.
There’s a deep and profound link to trauma healing as being crucial not only for the future happiness of that person, but for all beings and for planetary wellbeing now and in the future.
For those who’ve survived spiritual warfare and are living in trauma — deciding to reclaim your life is a starting place that will help you keep going through these very hard times.
Feeding your mind with thoughts you haven’t had before, and choosing to begin to live the best life you possibly can and remembering your dreams, is also a place of healing. It feels easier said than done, but what if you have more power than you realise and can change much more in your world than you ever dreamed? And there’s a deep grieving process for the losses of the past that needs to be honoured — so go gently on yourself as the thunderstorms pass through you.
Many cultures have ceremonies for those who have survived spiritual warfare — ceremonies of soul cleansing, blessings, and soul healing through sweat lodges, smudging ceremonies and other traditional rituals as part of their journey of healing.
This honours the wounds and the degree of psychic suffering, and helps to shift the cycle of suffering and move the person through the trauma. Breaking the cycle of violence and building a world founded on principles of non-violence means community and personal commitment to the healing of those injured in times of spiritual warfare.
Reconciliation and forgiveness after spiritual warfare — an unnatural disaster — helps to build the possibility of a constructive future in our world. We cannot achieve peace and build trust again between us all without true and comprehensive healing of those who have survived spiritual warfare. Our world needs deep and loving healing after many, many lifetimes of prolonged spiritual warfare.
The impact has also been deep upon our natural environment, our mother earth, who has felt all our cries unto the very depths of her heart.
she longs to bring forth
all beauty and joy
to feed your mind body and soul….
Bangarra · ‘Spear’
Copyright 2020 © Julie Von Nonveiller Cairnes. All rights reserved.
I first published this in MEDIUM on Apr 13 2020