Yesterday I (Tabitha) came across the quote “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” It spoke deeply to my heart and I think it may speak deeply to the hearts of our Wake Forest trauma therapy clients about allowing desire.
Many trauma survivors believe desire is a four-letter word with more letters. It’s not allowed. It’s not something you can have. You deserve what you get. You are not worthy of being cared for. You are broken beyond repair. In fact, you may not even be sure what sets your soul on fire. Heck, half the time you aren’t even sure you can feel a darn thing. So to hear, “You are allowed to feel. You are allowed to dream. You are allowed to find what sets your soul on fire. You are allowed to have desires,” may feel a whole lot like a pipe dream.
Dear one, we want to give you permission and a path to get there. We get it. We get the deep brokenness you feel and we also know you can be whole – maybe in ways you never have been before. We know that there are things that will set your soul on fire. Things you should be fearless in pursuing. Healthy things – not destructive things. Not things that numb the pain and then fail you, but things that make your soul sing. You have desires.
Moreover, we want to help you get there. It’s not enough to have permission from anyone else. You need it from yourself. You need healing in the broken places. You need healing in the deep parts of your soul so you can find the things that set it ablaze. Your light is still in there, dear one. Even if you haven’t seen it in a long time. Even if you’re not sure you’ve ever seen it. As you heal, you can allow healthy desire and pursue it. And it will feed your soul.
If you want to reclaim or find your fire and to be able to get acquainted with your desires, we are here to help you. Our therapists are trauma specialists – not just trauma informed. Reach out here today for your free, 15-minute consultation to see if we can help you on this journey.