As a therapist, I see daily how past traumas, inflicted in childhood, most notably by our parents, distort the quality of our adult lives. There is no way around this truth. Until we resolve our history, we will repeat it and lead compromised lives. I have also observed that being traumatized is not limited to extreme cases, but is a thread that runs through our common humanity.
With trauma buried within, we are doomed to hurt ourselves, others, and our planet home. If we fail to heal our psyches because we prefer the comforts of conformity or fear the disapproval of family and friends who are committed to psychic sleep, we will inflict our wounds not only on ourselves, but most tragically on the next generation: our own children.
The painful work of indicting our parents and taking responsibility for our own healing is not only a necessity for leading a sane and fulfilling life, but also for ensuring our sustainable survival as a species. To evolve into consciousness and ring true we must redeem our inner child and heal our past. This is our deepest purpose.
The essays on this website address ways to free our psyches from familial and ancestral trauma in order to realize our true and sacred selves. Healed of our wounds, we become human at last, living in harmony with self, others, and the natural world. In essence, we become consonant with truth—enlightened.