What is Trauma?
Trauma is a well known and often used term in society. Although it is frequently used, most people have a very vague understanding of it. So what is trauma? How does it affect our physical and mental wellbeing?
Trauma is described as an emotional response to a physical event. The event itself is not trauma, but rather the person’s experience associated with the event. Trauma-triggering events may include an accident, violence, a natural disaster (flood, tsunami, wildfire etc.), molestation, bullying, invasive surgery, ongoing stress, loss, humiliation, disappointment and many more.
A person’s first response to traumatising events are shock and denial. Thereafter, responses like flashbacks, compromised relationships and health issues will follow. Some signs and health issues related to trauma are:
When looking at trauma, it is important to assess it on a deeper cellular level. The visible signs are only a part of the effect trauma has on the body. Trauma affects us to the deepest part of our being. It has the ability to rewire our thoughts, actions and reactions, as well as to change the structure and programming of our DNA.
DNA and Epigenetics
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is strings of cellular information found in the inner most parts of cells. It contains genetic information and plays an important roll in the function and development of an organism. The DNA of an organism is a merged version (50:50) of the parents’ genetic information. It allows cellular information to be transmitted from generation to generation.
Your DNA is the most simplified part of you. It determines your length, eye colour, hair colour, skin tone, etc. Your DNA contains the scroll written over your life by the Father, before the foundations of the earth were established. It is also known to be the Mercy Seat of YHVH/God in your body as His Tabernacle.
“Epigenetics” is the name of a study that involves investigating DNA alterations and gene expressions. Genetic changes are permanent and irreversible. Epigenetic changes, referred to as epigenetic markings, are fully reversible and does not have the ability to change DNA sequence. Although they do not change DNA sequence, they can alter gene expression by switching gene transcription on and off. These epigenetic markings can be inherited generationally. These markings are known as DNA methylation and histone acetylation and are responsible for gene expression.
There are a number of things that cause epigenetic markings on the DNA.
Trauma has an enormous effect on the brain, especially its memory and recall function. It causes stress, which affects the limbic parts of the brain called the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex. The stress reaction to a traumatic event, shuts down episodic memory and leads to a series of negative emotions that have an even greater negative effect on the brain. The effect of negative thoughts on the brain and the body is discussed in Part 1: Like A Tree Rooted In The River Of Life.
The amygdala is especially known for its important role in the storage and releasing of emotional trauma. It is the part of the brain that associates a smell with a memory. This is why you are reminded of your childhood when you smell freshly baked bread or why you find yourself being nostalgic, thinking of when you were younger at the smell of an ocean breeze. This is true for bad smells and bad memories as well. The amygdala will be discussed in more depth as we continue in this article.
The brain has the ability to reorganise itself and change its structure and function by means of thought patterns. The brain is neuroplastic, meaning that the neurons are able to change their structure and function in response to an internal or external stimuli. It is scientifically proven that replacing negative and destructive thoughts with positive and uplifting thoughts, will rebuild and restructure the pathways in the brain. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim.” – Romans 12:2.
The mechanism of trauma in the body can be compared to an onion. It forms by adding layer upon layer to the trauma. Once the trauma formed a big enough epigenetic marking, a symptom presents itself. This is when you start seeing insomnia, headaches, heart palpitations, emotional instability, etc. Trauma is often suppressed and may not even present symptoms. The treatment of trauma should be approached with patience as it may be a timely process. The trauma protocol will be discussed in detail at the end of this blog.
It is important to note that trauma leaves a chemical mark on a person’s genes. This mark does not cause genetic changes in a person, but rather epigenetic changes. Because of these epigenetic changes, it can be easier to identify which people are at risk for physical and mental health problems. It has been proven that the children of Holocaust survivors, who experienced tremendously traumatising events, seem to have slight changes in their biology and health. They seem to have lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
In World War II, the food shortages caused stress to fall upon the people. The children born during the food shortages were significantly more obese, had heart diseases and had a higher rate of schizophrenia and obesity. Despite their conspicuous health problems, their lifespan was considerably shorter that those born prior to the food shortages.
An experiment was done on rats that proved this phenomenon. See the video below:
We have established that trauma is emotional response to a horrific event in your life, either physical or emotional. This emotion can be described as fear, anxiety, anger, self-doubt, self-harm, etc. We have also established that trauma is passed down from one generation to the next. When later generations experience a similar event, an automatic stress response is triggered, although the reason for this is unknown to them.
“And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency, idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practise such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah.” – Galatians 5:19-23.
In scripture, the only time fear is mentioned in a good light, is when we are taught to respectfully fear YHVH/God. “The Spirit of יהוה (YHVH/God) shall rest upon Him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of יהוה (YHVH/God)” – Isaiah 11:2.
Besides fearing YHVH/God, throughout Scripture, we are taught not to fear.
Is it permissible to say that being fearful is a sin? If we are told not to fear multiple times throughout Scripture, then being fearful is going directly against the Father’s instructions. When we fear, we open a door for the Enemy to enter into our lives and we choose to reject the love of YHVH/God, made perfect in Yah’shua/Jesus. This shines new light on Deuteronomy 5:9-10.
“…For I, יהוה (YHVH/God) your Elohim, am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing loving-commitment to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.”
Trauma is something every person will experience some or other time in their life. Because of the fact that trauma leads to epigenetic markings and that is passed down generationally, all of us need to confront trauma at some point of our lives. Our own trauma and the trauma passed down to us by our fathers.
YHVH/God created everything with us in mind. Our Heavenly Father uniquely designed and programmed oils, the lifeblood of plants, to target epigenetic markings on our DNA, to eliminate them and to reprogram the genetic information back into its original blueprint design. When our DNA is restored and reprogrammed, we can properly function as the Tabernacle of YHVH/God, which He created us to be.
After experiencing a traumatising event, it is important for you to maintain a healthy headspace. Though it may not sound easy, you must put measures into place that will help you cope.
Remember that the battles we fight on earth, is not a physical battle. “Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies.” – Ephesians 6:12. As children of the Almighty Elohim, we have the authority to break generational curses and by the Blood of the Lamb, Yah’shua/Jesus, we have victory over the enemy.
There are many children of YHVH/God who specialise in talking to people who experienced trauma, and people who want to clean their bloodlines of generational trauma. These people are called by the Father to lead His children into a life of abundance and blessing, without anxiety, depression, fear, etc.
One of the gateways oils use to enter the body, is via the respiratory system. Inhaling an oil is one of the most effective ways to use oil because of the quick absorption into the central nervous system via the olfactory nerves, located in the nasal cavity. When an oil is inhaled by using the cup method with your hands or by using a diffuser, the oil will pass through the blood brain barrier on its way to the centre of the nervous system.
The blood brain barrier protects the brain and cerebrospinal fluid from potentially harmful substances. When a molecule enters the blood brain barrier, it has the potential to affect the brain directly. In the case of trauma, that is exactly what we want. Because the emotion-centre of the brain (amygdala) works by interpreting fragrance, essential oils are the most effective way to release emotional trauma. Sesquiterpenes have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier, increases oxygen transport to the limbic system and increases the secretion of endorphins, neurotransmitters and antibodies. Oils particularly high in sesquiterpenes, are Cedarwood, Frankincense and Sandalwood.
Once the fragrance of the oils stimulate the olfactory nerves and cross the blood brain barrier into the olfactory bulb and then to the rest of the limbic system, it can start addressing the trauma bonds locked up in the amygdala. It is evident that the increased oxygen to the brain and the aromatic stimulation of the olfactory nerves, facilitated by the sesquiterpenes in the oil molecules, aid in the release of emotional trauma blockages by the amygdala.
We have learned about the frequency of lifeblood (oil) and that it has a voice in the Spirit. Therefore, we know that a pure, natural and organic oil can lift our body’s frequency with 52-580 MHz. Many oils affect the frequency of our bodies by the calming and relaxing effect it has on us. These oils work directly against anxiety, depression, fear and anger.
Oils work by targeting miswritten cellular and DNA information, deprograms the faulty information and reprograms it back into its original blueprint design. Oils work by recovering the body as the Tabernacle of YHVH/God and a pleasing garden for Messiah Yah’shua/Jesus to dwell in. They also work by restoring the DNA of man as Mercy Seat of the Father and the scroll seated within the DNA.
Oils that work well on trauma are:
Hadassah Healing Oils created blends to treat trauma with. It works by breaking down the walls built around trauma in the body, layer by layer. It brings supressed and subconscious trauma to the surface so that it can be broken down. The oil deprograms trauma coding from the DNA and reprograms the DNA back into its original design. When trauma is deprogrammed from the genetics, supressed and negative emotions will be loosened and healed, the person will sleep better, have less headaches and heart palpitations. The protocol for children and adults differ slightly.
Diffuse 5 drops of Trauma Blend (for diffuser), throughout the night while sleeping. Inhale 2-3 drops of Trauma 30ml using the cup method with your hands. Drip the oil into the palm of your hand, rub once to open the molecules and cup your hands over your mouth and nose. Inhale deeply. Apply topically over the spine and underneath their feet. Do not ingest.
Diffuse 5 drops of Trauma Blend 10ml (for diffuser), throughout the night while sleeping. Drink 1 capsule of Stress Ingestible daily. Inhale Trauma 30ml using the cup method with your hands. Drip the oil into the palm of your hand, rub once to open the molecules and cup your hands over your mouth and nose. Inhale deeply. Apply topically over both the neck and chest. Do not ingest. Drink 1 capsule of Trauma Ingestible daily.
You can supplement with 1-2 Stress Capsules from the Herbal range, three times daily.
NOTE: Always use an ultrasonic diffuser (with a diffusing duration of at least 8 hours), to diffuse pure essential oils. Do not use a humidifier, air purifier, or a candle, as they only smell good and have no further effect. An electric, ultrasonic, diffuser dispenses essential oils into the air through vibrations of a plate which causes ultrasonic waves, creating microscopic particles of oils that disperse into the air. It, therefore, breaks open the essential oil volatile molecules, to have a medicinal effect in that it can penetrate through the blood-brain barrier. It is always good to use a diffuser at night while you are sleeping.
Diseases, chronic and generational, that are particularly associated with trauma programming on the DNA, are:
A clear relation can be seen between psychological trauma and Type 1-Diabetes. It has been proven that trauma during early childhood can in fact lead to the immediate diagnosis of Type 1-Diabetes, even when there is no personal or family history of Diabetes. It can be seen as a post traumatic reaction of the body by shutting down the function of the pancreas. It is usually accompanied with stomach- and headaches, as well as disturbed sleeping patterns.
Diffuse Trauma Blend 10ml during the night while sleeping.
Drink 1 capsule of the Trauma Ingestible in the evening.
Foot rub: take 2 drops each; Cilantro/Coriander 5ml 10ml and Cinnamon 5ml 10ml with one teaspoon coconut oil. Vigorously rub the mixture on the soles of your feet to support healthy blood glucose levels. Alternatively, add 1 drop of Cinnamon 5ml 10ml to a smoothie or coconut oil and take it with meals. Beware: Cinnamon is a hot oil and can cause skin sensitivity. Do not use a too strong concentration of cinnamon.
Supplement with Chromium which can decrease cholesterol levels in individuals being treated for type 2 diabetes. Take 200 micrograms, 1 to 3 times daily with meals. Fish Oil – Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes) as well as raise HDL.
Fear and anxiety is the root of many ailments and diseases. The intense feeling of worry and anxiety can lead to a stress reaction of the body, called an anxiety attack. Many people find it hard to control their worries and fears, making it hard for them to overcome it. Trauma is most likely the main cause of the anxiety, because it causes an epigenetic alteration of the DNA. The epigenetic marking is what makes it hard to overcome feelings of worry and fear, because it is encoded on the person’s genetics.
Inhale, the Depression / Anxiety Blend 30ml, by placing 2 drops in the palm of your hand. Also apply a few drops on the spine, chest and neck area.
Studies have shown that women who experiences psychological trauma and stress have an almost three times higher chance of developing lupus. Lupus is a disease that walks hand in hand with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It involves inflamed skin, joints and internal organs.
If you have to drink more than one capsule a day, spread them over the course of the day, never more than two capsules at a time. Spreading the capsules throughout the day assists the body with proper absorption. It is always good to have a very small snack/fruit before drinking capsules.
Topically apply the following:
20 drops of Spinal Therapy 100ml over the spine, both in the morning and the evening.
10-15 drops of Frankincense/Myrrh Blend over the affected areas on the skin, as needed.
The following pure essential oils, 2-3 drops each, can also be mixed with body butter to be used topically on affected skin areas: