Four Steps to Take When your Heart has Gone Numb

“Traumatized people… often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.” ~ Bessel A. van der Kolk

The heart, the heart… Such a complicated organ, with many chambers, and many valves. We know that it beats 115,000 times a day, and is the size of a fist.

We know that it will continue pumping, even when disconnected from the body; We also know it has an electrical system, that controls its rhythm… But most of all… We know, that Broken Heart Syndrome, is a thing.

Continued and prolonged stress, caused by the flood of stress hormones to the heart can have disastrous effects on the heart.

We are all familiar with the three of swords in the Tarot deck, often depicted as a heart that has been impaled for so long, that the blood no longer even flows from it.

What do we do, when the heart has become numb?

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Lauren
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Lauren Simpson-Green, who has had quite a few life-affirming spiritual experiences already, now passes her days trying to master one of the most challenging and rewarding spiritual experiences of all; being a mother to two children. Based in Devon, UK, she spends the rest of her time working on a children's book, practising yoga and making wool fairies and gnomes for her daughter's school fayres.
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