Healing an Emotional Trauma


How can one recover from making the mistake of associating with a very negative, threatening person? I was on vacation in Hawaii staying in a hostel and came across an ex Special Forces, very negative, angry man who out of kindness I gave a ride to the beach.

Later that day, he started drinking, and sneaked up behind me, grabbed me and proceeded to demonstrate how to kill someone using various techniques. The next day the man apologized, but for me I feel some damage was done. How to recover?

—Geo Grant, US


Dear Geo,

Sudden and frightening experiences can often leave us unsettled. Sometimes such an experience “stays with us” well after it is over. You may want to try the following technique:

Stand quietly with eyes closed. After a few moments, keeping your eyes closed, slowly raise your arms. As you do so, visualize a sphere of light surrounding your body. You may want to lower and then raise your arms several times to “strengthen” the aura of light in which you are now safe, centered, and protected. Imagine that wherever you go, whatever you do, you are protected in God’s light.

In the safety of your sphere of light consciously relax the heart and release the emotion that is still unsettling you. Imagine that it is evaporating into the light that is filling your heart.

Ask God and guru to bless the man who unsettled you as you remain within the safety of the light. Imagine that as God and guru’s blessings poor over him your connection to him and the feelings you have toward him are dissolved.

You can do this as many times as you need. The key is to let go of the negative emotion and to disconnect yourself from him psychically.

Warm regards,
Joseph (Puru) Selbie