Those who have experienced trauma know that floaty feeling well. Technically known as disassociation, it is not a rare experience and occurs in many, albeit at different levels. One of the most common examples of disassociation is reported among drivers who end up at their destination without remembering all the little details along the way.
With those who have survived trauma, there can be two distinct types of disassociation: depersonalization and derealization. Depersonalization has more to do with the individual and is the experience of feeling detached from one’s body. An example of how I experienced this in my own life was during one instance of abuse, in which I recall viewing the events from above, although my physical body remained on the ground. Derealization has more to do with the surrounding environment and is when one’s experience of the world around them no longer feels real, like one is watching a movie. If you’d like to know more about these types of disassociation, you can research them in greater detail, as I’m just glossing over them for the purposes of this post.
I have found that working with the crystal Aragonite has had a positive effect on grounding me into my body, especially while I do deep inner work to process trauma, and while working with a therapist. When I first remembered my experience, simply remembering was traumatic enough to bump me out of my body and I was continually disassociating. I grounded myself as often as I noticed that I was “out” and used the grounding exercise that I wrote about here; however I found I wasn’t noticing how often I was out of my body, due to stress. I needed to find an effective alternative that I could keep with me often, in order to face the past and process my experiences, and that’s where Aragonite stepped in.
I began to carry properly cleansed and programmed Aragonite in my pocket daily, especially during any experiences that could be triggering (such as counselling appointments and every day events, like interacting with others when one is feeling extremely vulnerable, experiencing flashbacks, and other stressors).
Here are some of the helpful properties of Aragonite for those who have experienced trauma:
- It helps you feel comfortable in your body
- It grounds floaty people and stabilizes the base chakra
- It centers and calms, especially during stress
- It helps you to focus on the issue by providing support and strength
- It helps those who are oversensitive to become more logical
- It supports exploration of the past
When I first discovered Aragonite, I was feeling pulled in all directions. There were a lot of stressors internally and externally and I was easily triggered, sometimes by things I didn’t even realize were triggers. I was on edge and found my moods changing from anger to anguish to fear to rage to sadness to depression and I never knew when the next emotional storm would blow in. I remember dramatically, yet honestly, telling a friend that I felt like a deer who had been shot but had gotten away from hunters to a worse fate, which was being consumed alive by parasites and vultures who were drawn to my weakness and decay. I was struggling to focus in counselling sessions because we had to keep revisiting the target, which was my most difficult memory, and I’d disassociate the moment I had to go there in my mind.
I popped my programmed Aragonite in my pocket and it helped. It wasn’t an instant fix, but what is honestly easier than putting a crystal in your pocket and subtly feeling the positive effects of a frequency change? Within an hour or two, I was feeling what it was like to be me again, living inside my body, instead of floating around above it like a balloon filled with helium.
One doesn’t need to have lived through trauma to notice the healing impact of Aragonite. So many people are overworked, continually stressed and living in a fast-paced world in which disassociation has become the norm. Add to that the doom and gloom “news” on repeat and people out and about feeding fear monsters and it’s enough to make anyone feel uncomfortable in their body.
In future posts, I plan to explain more about how crystal healing works, how to properly (and safely) cleanse and program crystals, and how I use them in my world to shift the frequencies around me.
~NOSCE TE IPSUM~
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