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Check Your Baggage - Unpacking Trauma

Emotional baggage is a term used to describe the emotional issues, traumas, and negative experiences that we carry with us from our past. It can manifest as feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, or low self-esteem that are triggered by past experiences, relationships, or events. Just like real baggage, emotional baggage can weigh us down and make our journey through life more difficult. However, the good news is that just like real baggage, we have the power to open it up, decide what no longer serves us, and choose to leave it behind.


When we carry emotional baggage with us, it can have a profound impact on our daily lives. It can affect the way we perceive ourselves, our relationships, and our ability to achieve our goals. It can even reshape us, over time making us unrecognisable to others and even to ourselves.





Our past experiences and traumas can cause us to hold onto negative beliefs about ourselves and the world around us, which can create barriers to personal growth and fulfilment.


The first step in addressing emotional baggage is acknowledging that it exists. Often, we may not even realise that we are carrying emotional baggage with us, as it can become so ingrained in our identity that it feels like a part of who we are. However, by taking the time to reflect on our past experiences and the emotions that they bring up, we can begin to identify patterns and understand how they are affecting us in the present.


Once we have identified our emotional baggage, the next step is to decide what no longer serves us. This can involve letting go of negative beliefs about ourselves, forgiving those who have hurt us, and moving on from toxic relationships or situations. It can be a difficult process, but it is essential for personal growth and healing.


Just like with real baggage, the process of letting go of emotional baggage can be liberating. It can create space for positive experiences, relationships, and beliefs to take root. By choosing to leave behind what no longer serves us, we can open ourselves up to new opportunities and live a life that is more in alignment with our true selves.


It is important to note that letting go of emotional baggage is a process and not a one-time event. We may need to revisit our emotional baggage from time to time, as new experiences or triggers may bring up old emotions or beliefs. However, by continuing to do the work of identifying what no longer serves us and choosing to leave it behind, we can make our journey through life lighter and more fulfilling.


Just remember, emotional baggage does not need to define us. Just like real baggage, we have the power to open it up, decide what no longer serves us, and choose to leave it behind. By acknowledging our emotional baggage, identifying what no longer serves us, and committing to the process of letting go, we can create space for positive experiences, relationships, and beliefs to take root. We can make our journey through life lighter and more fulfilling, and ultimately live a life that is more in alignment with our true selves.



If you'd like some support as you work through trauma, unpacking key moments in life, and healing from your past, please reach out to us for a session.





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