Splinters

Certain injuries are obvious through trauma. For example, the wounds are evident when there is violent abuse, someone dies, or we experience the news of a terminal illness. But not all injuries are obvious and some won’t surface for a long time after the fact.

I liken the experience of trauma to falling on glass. We see the shards and we pick out the pieces so that we avoid infection and so our tender skin can start to heal. But just like falling on glass, some splinters land deep and we are not even aware we are walking around with them.

The deeper pieces may simply take longer to work themselves out. But they will work themselves out. Be kind as you pluck these older splinters as the skin around them has not tasted fresh air for quite some time. It may sting (at least a bit) as you remove them.

The body always knows what to do. It is built to push out the poison whether it is an actual splinter or an unprocessed trauma experience. Be patient and trust the process.

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