Trauma Resources

A Message To Those Who Have Experienced Trauma Beyond Ego Trauma

I see you as a human being who has overcome great challenges and who can gloriously thrive in the world…a human being with strength, value, beauty, and all of the wonderful qualities that make you unique and important to our collective oneness. Never limit yourself, or have anyone else limit you, to a broken product of your past or as a permanent victim of anything that happened to you. You and your potential are unlimited. And since you are most likely alive and doing relatively well if you are reading this, you are powerful. Always remember that your True Self, beyond the illusion of the ego is uncorrupted by anything that you have risen above.

The literature, and common sentiment, on trauma and adversity tends to focus on issues that result from the experience of surviving unfortunate circumstances as if having lived through hardship makes those who have experienced these things and survived them (to, in many cases, do “better” than their “non-traumatized” peers) are more broken than the rest of humanity, when in Reality this is certainly not the case.

If it were the case that only trauma outside of ego-trauma was the reason that humans are afflicted by the many conditions listed in most discussions of trauma in general (conditions which not all trauma survivors even have themselves), then the world would be a most perfect place with mostly well-adjusted people, our species would experience very little struggle, there would be virtually no war or social problems, and so on and so forth, and we all know that, since the beginning of time, this has never been the case.

We also all know that no one who any of us has ever admired or who ever existed in history past or present has lived a life without suffering and the overcoming of it (not even Jesus or the Buddha were free from their share of suffering). It is also a fact that not even the most complexly traumatized individuals among us spends every waking minute of their life in a state of dysfunction. Humans are dynamic, complex, and resilient creatures, our species had, and have, to be for survival.

The Reality of life is clearly outlined in the Four Noble Truths. No one, until they have obtained liberation from the cycle that plagues humanity, and dissolved the ego safely and completely, transcending the trappings and attachments of the world, escapes the suffering that comes with being born into this world.

All human beings, before reaching a state of Self-Realization are dysfunctional and prone to experiencing and creating suffering through their karma (thoughts, words, and actions that have a cause and effect in the world).

With this in mind, I view every unrealized human on this planet as a survivor of trauma because no one comes into life without developing an ego which exhibits all of the trauma symptoms written on all medical lists. Even though most people are in denial of this fact because we have collectively managed to create societies where some egos can hide more effectively behind warped social norms, the Truth is that unless you are a liberated being who has transcended the ego and its attachments and compulsions, you are living as a traumatized human on planet Earth.

Until you are aware of this, you are not ever truly moving forward in life. You are only stuck in an illusion (no matter how enjoyable that illusion may be at any point).

Awareness of this is the first step to healing and stepping into your True Self most effectively.

Learn About Trauma, Health, Healing & Resilience

Trauma Related Courses

Trauma Related Posts

Sutra Studies Week 49: Reflections On The Fact That Pure Consciousness Is Not Changed, Defined, Nor Bound By Ignorance, Form, Nor Experience (Sutras 2.25)

Yoga “is a process (in any way that allows full embodiment for you) of coming into your True expression by understanding, regulating, and putting aside the limitations of your body-mind-ego identity in order to be your undistorted, unbounded, and liberated Self (that exists beyond suffering)…in the world.” … Read More

Happy World Mental Health Day! [October 10, 2021)

Never over-identify with that which is fleeting and temporary or that which cannot truly represent who you are. You are not ____ [sad, anxious, stressed, etc]. You have ____ [sadness, anxiety, stress, etc], and can heal, remove, or cope with ____ [sadness, anxiety, stress, etc]. Always remember that you have feelings and thoughts and experiences; … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 44: Reflections On The Fact That The Seer Is Pure Consciousness Perceiving (Sutra 2.20) [With Video]

“The real question, therefore, is: ‘how can you take all that you are seeking outside of yourself in the illusion of Maya, and the foundational illusion that your limited sense of self causes (by the most prominent error of ego identification), and use the suffering that comes from it, to turn your focus inward and … Read MoreRead More

“How Do You Stay Aligned When Life Is Sometimes So Full Of Apparent/Perceived Suffering?” [Video]

The only reason for virtually all of your suffering in life is identifying with/reacting to the illusions and noise of the world as opposed to staying connected with the Truth of your Self. … Read More


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Trauma Support

Join Me During Open Office Hours For Live ChatWednesdays & Thursdays At 8:15PM-9:15PM (Arizona Time)

Come to say hello, share your thoughts, or to ask a question about your practice, studies, a recent post, or assignment.

Simply join me on Zoom (for Students) or use the chat icon on this website to start a conversation.

See you soon!

error: Content is protected and cannot be copied and pasted!