Paige Bartholomew ~ Healing Trauma in the 4 Levels of the Heart

Today, I’m posting a valuable video from Paige Bartholomew addressing neurological and body trauma. As individuals (and as a culture) we have so much trauma embedded in our bodies, hearts and nervous systems that it often feels difficult to remain in body due to the pain. So many addictions, distractions and the ability to detach from instead of help to heal our world, stem from this desire to avoid re-triggered trauma.

In this video, Paige gives some simple techniques to help release the original trauma from the body so that we don’t immediately go back into that trauma every time we experience a trigger. She shares techniques for individuals, but “As Within, So Without.” The more we as individuals address our own, individual wounds, the more we heal our world.

At first, Paige keeps us focused on the body, rather than the story. “Whatever it is you feel, is the right thing to feel.” Say to yourself, “Now I’m going to find a place in my body that feels OK.” “If you can’t find a place in your body, then go outside your body … Find any place that’s ‘safe’ for you.” “Feel the sensation in the part of your body that feels good.” I love her gentle approach of asking the good feeling parts of the body to remind the traumatized parts of the body how to feel regulated and healthy. Paige makes an excellent connection between the healing of the heart and regulating the nervous system. Fight, flight, freeze? “Regulation of the nervous system is what you need when you’re dealing with trauma. … The heart wants to remember that it’s loved. It wants to hear that you love it. … It wants to know that ‘the Universe loves me and I matter here.'”

Paige has lovely energy, and from my personal experience as well as my Medical Intuitive experience, she’s right on that if you want to heal trauma embedded in the body, you really do need to go directly to the body itself. She asks, “Have you been working really hard on your spiritual practices, but still feel like you’re not able to fully heal, or become at peace inside? It’s vital that we understand what Trauma looks like on every level of the being – ego, heart, soul and unity – so that we can heal it appropriately for its type.”

As we attempt to shift our physical world — heal our bodies, our finances, political structures, poisoned parts of the planet, all those 3D things that can evoke such intense pain, fear and grief — we need techniques to help us release the pain so that we can release those experiences. Masking symptoms or putting band-aids on social structures won’t bring lasting, tangible change. But healing will.

Paige also gives insights on how to heal on the emotional and soul levels. “By giving Unconditional Love to each other, we can start to learn how to give it to ourselves.” She then addresses the level of unity, at which point we recognize our connection to All That Is, to everyone and everything. “On the level of the unity, there is no ‘wounded.’ … On the level of the unity, our body is calm, because it knows [that we are loved and that we matter.]”

Paige notes, and I 100% agree: “The important thing to remember is that we can’t skip over the levels. We can’t just go straight to the unity level and pray and meditate all day long and expect that we’re gonna be healed, because what happens is that people who meditate a lot will be fantastic when they’re meditating or when they’ve been praying for three hours. But as soon as they go back out into the world, they become activated in their body and they don’t know why. And there’s this subtle message inside of us that says ‘What’s wrong with me? Why am I not getting better? I’m doing all this spiritual stuff.'” It becomes a destructive spiral of self-judgment. As Paige explains, the reason you’re not getting any better is because “you can’t just focus on the unity and then expect the body and the heart to know the truth about themselves. We have to work with the level of the body, the level of the heart, the level of the soul, and we heal on every level.”

I talk a lot about “integration” … healing on all the levels, reclaiming all the levels and layers of our being. Yes, we are “All One,” but we are also Divinity expressing itself as individuals. This world is Divinity expressing itself through form. If we want to heal our world, then learning how to heal all the levels of ourselves will greatly aid us in that process. I highly recommend Paige’s video for anyone who continues to experience physical or emotional pain, despite excellent spiritual hygiene. We have souls, and souls are beautiful beings. We have bodies, and bodies are beautiful beings. We have hearts, and those hearts, though battered and broken, are some of the most beautiful beings in the world. When we reclaim all these parts of ourselves from old traumas, we free not only ourselves, but our entire world. In freeing ourselves — for real — we establish new vibrations that others can emulate. We can heal quickly, but we cannot skip steps.

Thank you to Paige for so compassionately articulating these concepts. Peace!

8 responses to this post.

  1. thank you for sharing this. this is the stuff so challenging for people to integrate because all aspects are disregarded most of the time. the positive affirmations are the focus instead (which i’m seeing growing btw) which addresses only the mental and suppresses the rest and causes confusion inwardly that will show up later. seems no matter how much this kind of stuff is expressed, people are having challenge with practicing it or need more assistance in understanding. paige does a great job as you said in simplifying it. i loved her above quote about ALL levels needing to be addressed for lasting results. integrating means recognizing, honoring, working with and bringing together each level. i can’t tell you how often i get blank stares or silence when i add to conversations or comments on facebook about the need to healthily address and integrate all the things being experienced so as not to repress and ignore what they have to teach us – to go beyond the affirmations. this is a key point i’m seeing to be of importance to help support everyone to the next place they desire to be. xoox love you! repost time!

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  2. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:
    Thank you Laura for sharing what I feel to be a very important key point to help support everyone to the next experience of life that they desire to be having. This video from Paige Bartholomew is a valuable resource to help you work deeply in order to fully release and heal, as well as understand why it is you aren’t and are continually being activated regardless of the spiritual work you ARE doing. There isn’t a lot of teaching out there that addresses how to work with all your levels in order to then integrate. Positive affirmations are only a piece of the puzzle as they address only the mental and suppress the rest of what you are feeling in your body and emotions, which can cause confusion inwardly that will show up later. Paige does a great job in simplifying things and provides a good place to begin this deeper level of healing. I LOVE this quote of hers: “The important thing to remember is that we can’t skip over the levels. We can’t just go straight to the unity level and pray and meditate all day long and expect that we’re gonna be healed, because what happens is that people who meditate a lot will be fantastic when they’re meditating or when they’ve been praying for three hours. But as soon as they go back out into the world, they become activated in their body and they don’t know why. And there’s this subtle message inside of us that says ‘What’s wrong with me? Why am I not getting better? I’m doing all this spiritual stuff.’” It becomes a destructive spiral of self-judgment. As Paige explains, the reason you’re not getting any better is because “you can’t just focus on the unity and then expect the body and the heart to know the truth about themselves. We have to work with the level of the body, the level of the heart, the level of the soul, and we heal on every level.” Integrating means lovingly recognizing, honoring, working with and bringing together each level. Going beyond the affirmations and understanding what the feelings that prompted the affirmations have to share and teach us and learning how to lovingly support them. In doing so, you learn compassion for others as well as realize that you are loved in all of your wholeness at every step of the journey.

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  3. I love you, too! Yes, you of all people do know the importance of all the different layers, including past lifetime traumas, other languages than English words, other levels of experience besides rational or spiritual. Language and healing go so much deeper than platitudes. Thanks for sharing this. I was so relieved to find this video by Paige, as she articulates what I’ve tried to say in so many different ways. Sometimes it’s best just to let someone else chime in with their own words and expressions. Her energy is also such a loving, healing presence that even if people don’t “get” what she’s saying on a conscious level, they will hear it and embody it in other ways. xoxo and love…

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  4. you know it sista. and i also know what you mean by letting others chime in, which has been the case with some of my recent posts, and feeling guided to share the words of others i’m led to for the themes coming through. there have been a few things lately that have been at me a lot to bring to forefront more and i love how we always are right there ricocheting off each other energetically and always right in chime as a fluid piece of music with things we share. as i was driving to and from LA today and after a couple of conversations and sessions with others, i felt that there may be a spin off of this post you shared, from my own personal experience, as the theme kept coming through. we’ll see where spirit moves me. xoox love and big hugs

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  5. It’s a message worth repeating. My friend Toni sent me a text about this post, saying, “Yes! Agreed! Everything we say, think and do is meant to HEAL! We can speak, think or act — or react with LOVE … Or not”

    Love and hugs to you!

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  6. Reblogged this on Effervescent Francois! and commented:
    I have found so much relief with Reiki, Detox, & Deep Tissue Massage. Spread the word!

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  7. Posted by JenC on March 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for posting this Laura! This is a fantastic discussion of the four levels and the importance each plays equally in healing traumas. I love the importance of recognizing that the body is party of the healing process and that we have to feel our way to healing, as much as we have to love our way to healing, etc.

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