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Healing from the Trauma of Religious Abuse

You're probably reading this because you are starting to suspect that the religious teachings, parenting styles and indoctrination you experienced as a child has deeply affected your self worth as an adult. Maybe you were living in a community or family that constantly reminded you that you were a sinner, made you feel shamed and unworthy for existing or practised ritual abuse under the guise of religion.

If so, please keep reading.

In this blog post which is taken from a paper I wrote for my Masters degree, I share details of what I term Religious Emotional Abuse Related Shame (REARS), what it looks like, how it gets trapped in the nervous system and what the healing journey actually looks like. I coined this term because after much research into religious abuse, I found very little that focused on the emotional and psychological consequences for survivors. Most of the research related to religious abuse centers around physical abuse. However, from my own experience and from supporting many others through this healing journey, the effects on the mind, heart and spirit are also very real and must be addressed and spoken about.

Healing religious trauma invites us into a deep existential enquiry. It can drop us into a dark night of the soul and create deep despair. It is a unique path because it evokes deeper questioning into what it means to be alive and what God is.

These questions become a personal quest, as we navigate the complexities of our beliefs, values, and relationship with the spiritual realm.

Healing the wound left from religious abuse takes you deep into your own soul. Releasing fear imprints at this level paves the way for immense life force to flow through you, so that you can truly experience your divinity.

As always, if you're ready to start healing reach out to me

What is Religious / Spiritual Abuse?

Religious / Spiritual abuse is any attempt to exert power and control over person, including a child, using religion, faith, or spiritual beliefs. Spiritual abuse can happen within a religious organization, the family system or at school.

Much of the existing research on religious trauma tends to focus on incidents or rituals of physical violence committed in the name of religious teachings or doctrines. This includes female genital mutilation (FGM), honour killings, severe medical neglect etc.

There is less attention paid to the many psychological and emotional forms of religious abuse enacted upon children, and the damaging effects of religious shaming practices on their neurological development. As a result, and given the healing work I do with clients, many of whom have experienced the psychological and somatic consequences of religious abuse, I decided to focus on exploring this.

REARS can take many forms, including making a child feel guilty or ashamed for not adhering to strict religious beliefs or practices. It may involve the use of religious teachings to justify emotional abuse, coercion, or control. It often involves eroding the child's self worth and sense of value and safety in the world by making them feel that they are inherently bad, or sinful. The shame that this creates is the focus of this blog post.

Examples of Religious Abuse. Can you Relate?

Religious emotional abuse related shame (REARS) is perpetuated generation after generation through cultural norms, use of language, parenting styles, disciplinary methods and authoritarian power structures in religious communities. It can include

labeling the child as sinful, ungodly, or inherently flawed due to their natural desires and behaviours, shaming the child's body, sexuality, or natural developmental stages as inherently immoral or impure or withholding of parental love and affection as a means of discipline or coercion.

If we dig deeper into all these aspects, the common theme is unconscious use of fear to control and overpower.

Below are some examples of religious abuse. If you have been through this and you're ready to heal, please reach out

  1. Using religious teachings to justify harsh punishment or discipline: This involves using religious texts or beliefs to justify physically or emotionally abusive punishment towards a child. An example would be a parent spanking or belittling their child for not adhering to religious practices.

  2. Guilt-tripping: Children are made to feel guilty or ashamed for not adhering to strict religious beliefs or practices. For example, a child may be shamed for not praying enough or for questioning religious teachings.

  3. Threats of eternal damnation: Parents use the fear of eternal punishment or damnation to control their child's behavior. An example would be threatening a child with hell or eternal damnation if they don't follow specific religious practices or beliefs.

  4. Emotional blackmail: Parents use emotional blackmail to manipulate their children into conforming to religious beliefs or practices. An example would be telling a child that their disobedience or questioning of religious beliefs will cause their parents or family members to suffer eternal punishment.

  5. Using religious teachings to justify abuse: This involves using religious texts or beliefs to justify emotional or physical or sexual abuse towards a child. An example would be telling a child that they are being punished or abused for their own good or that it is their fault for not adhering to religious practices.

  6. Promoting religious beliefs, values, and expectations to invoke fear, shame, and humiliation: Parents use religious beliefs and values to instill fear and shame in their children. For example, a parent may use religious teachings to shame their child for engaging in behaviors they deem sinful.

  7. Promoting religious expectations based on unattainable ideals of perfection and purity: Parents hold their children to impossible religious expectations, leading to feelings of inadequacy and shame. An example would be expecting a child to be completely sinless and pure, without any mistakes or flaws.

  8. Enforcing religious-based punishment within the family including physical and emotional: Parents use religious teachings to justify punishment towards their children, which can be physical or emotional. An example would be a parent making their child fast as a punishment for not adhering to religious practices.

  9. Shaming a child in the name of sin, or judging them in the name of God: Parents use religious teachings to shame and judge their children. For example, a parent may shame their child for their perceived sins or imperfections.

  10. Creating a disciplinary environment based on invoking shame and guilt and reparation: Parents create a disciplinary environment that is based on invoking shame and guilt, and requiring reparation. For example, a parent may require their child to pray for hours as a way to make up for their perceived sins.

  11. Using religious teachings to suppress freedom of thought and expression: Parents use religious teachings to control their children's thoughts and beliefs. For example, a parent may forbid their child from questioning religious beliefs or from exploring other religious or philosophical beliefs.

  12. Using religious ideals to deny gender/sexual equality: Parents use religious teachings to justify gender or sexual inequality. For example, a parent may use religious beliefs to justify discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.

  13. Enforcing dogma to gain compliance and control: Parents use religious teachings to enforce strict adherence to dogma as a means of gaining control over their children. For example, a parent may require their child to adhere strictly to religious practices, even if they don't align with the child's own beliefs.

  14. Enforcing views of humanity based on inequality/superiority that encourage splitting in the psyche: Parents use religious teachings to promote views of humanity that encourage inequality and superiority. For example, a parent may use religious beliefs to justify discrimination based on race or ethnicity.

Why Religious Abuse Is So Hard to Talk About

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The pervasive authority of religious teachings, the normalization of abusive religious practices, the lack of awareness and education about religious abuse, the stigma and shame associated with disclosing such trauma, and the blurring of lines between religion and culture can all contribute to the insidious and intergenerational nature of religious abuse related trauma. These factors make it challenging for victims to recognize and address the profound emotional and psychological harm they have endured, often leading to a persistent and debilitating cycle of abuse that is deeply rooted in the fabric of religious communities and cultural norms. abuse is incredibly hard to talk about and even harder to explore in traditional therapy for a number of reasons.

  1. It is very deeply programmed into your subconscious through culture and parenting style so you may not recognise it as religious abuse

  2. You may fall back on the fact it's 'normal' because everyone in your family or community experienced it

  3. You may not have the words to describe what you feel you went through, or when you do use words they don't match how you feel inside. This is because shame is incredibly difficult to identify and also articulate especially at the start of your healing journey.

  4. You might feel like you are betraying your family by talking about what you went through, and this betrayal feels like you're giving up your sense of belonging which is frightening.

  5. You are not entirely sure what is religious abuse and what is religious guidance because the lines are so blurred, so you blame yourself for feeling the way you do

  6. You are worried about being ostracised or punished if you speak up

  7. You feel the therapist won't understand you or fully grasp your experience because they have not experienced the depth and complexity of religious trauma themselves

  8. You feel that if you speak out you will have to renounce your religion entirely and this doesn't feel right for you to do

  9. You are not sure if you're making it all up in your head

  10. You are scared that God will punish you

Existential Shame From Religious Abuse

One study in 2012 found that the emotional aspects of religious abuse lead to dysfunctional patterns of behaviour within the family and disruptions to a child's ability to regulate their own emotions.

it comes to religious emotional and psychological abuse, you may find yourself grappling with a particularly insidious and pervasive form of trauma – the wound of existential shame. This deeply personal injury goes beyond the surface-level abuses, cutting straight to the core of your identity and worth.

Imagine carrying the burden of feeling inherently flawed, as if your very existence is somehow wrong or sinful. This is the essence of existential shame – a corrosive belief that you are fundamentally unworthy, no matter how hard you try to be good or please those in authority. Religious teachings that emphasize sin, punishment, and the need for unwavering obedience can foster this devastating sense of shame, leaving you feeling trapped and utterly alone.

The consequences of this soul-deep wound can be far-reaching. Existential shame can shatter your self-esteem, make it excruciating to form healthy relationships, and undermine your ability to pursue your dreams and engage in self-care. It's a heavy cross to bear, one that may have you questioning your value and purpose in this world.

But know this: the shame you feel is not your fault. It is the insidious byproduct of the very systems and beliefs that were meant to uplift and guide you. By recognizing this insidious dynamic, you can begin to separate your inherent worth from the toxic narratives that have been imposed upon you.

My Journey of Healing Religious Trauma

Growing up in a household with Islamic values and yet attending a Catholic convent school for 10 years was a unique experience. God was everywhere and at the end of each sentence, but nobody could tell me what God was, and contradiction was rife.

From a young age, I was told things like, "You will go to hell if you don't listen to your parents." The undercurrent of these statements was clear: I was a sinner. This meant that I was not worthy unless I could conform to the rigid religious standards.

As most children do, I believed what the adults were telling me. I tried hard to reconcile the duality of a loving and all merciful God that I simultaneously had to be in constant fear of. I grew up ruminating on whether heaven and hell were real destinations, and why if no human had ever been there, why they seemed to know and talk so much about it.

Here are some examples of things I heard growing up:

  • If you don’t make your parents happy you will go to hell

  • Getting married completes your “deen” or is half of your religion (implying that one is incomplete without being married)

  • Tragedy and bad things that happen in the world is God's way of punishuing non believers.

  • You’re not living for this life you’re living for the “afterlife” so don't get too happy or too comfortable or too emotional about anything making it incredibly difficult to embody your present experience

  • Repent for your sins every day, multiple times a day because it will never be enough

  • Beg God if you want something because HE will deem you worthy enough to receive it

  • You don't ever know if you're going to heaven or hell it's God that decides, you just keep repenting for your sins and hoping for the best

  • One good 'deed' can erase all your sins but you won't know if it's happened or not until the day of Judgement

  • On the day of Judgement you will be JUDGED by your benevolent God for whether you are worthy enough to enter paradise or whether you will burn in hell for undisclosed period of time

  • If you're more bad than good but not really that bad and somewhat guilty and remorseful you may enter Purgatory but again, nobody knows for how long

  • if you want something you’ll only get it if it’s Gods will, you're not actually in control of anything - oh except your sins, that's not God's will that's all you

  • If you don’t want something and you don't get it this is also Gods will, God did not want you to have it (and you must suck it up or repent further in order to push the odds in your favour of receiving said experience)

  • All religions are wrong and there is only one true path. There are believers and non believers. The believers are good the non believers are bad.

  • You can only be successful in life if you pray. If you pray and you’re not successful then God doesn’t want you to be. Or you need to pray harder because you probably have loads of sins that are getting in the way of you and your success

  • God favours those who FEAR HIM (literal patriarchy fuelled fear designed to subjugate the feminine to her own power) so fear him in every waking moment

  • Don’t be too happy because at any moment God can take it away from you

  • The devil is an entity that you must protect yourself from. The devil is external to you and can lead you astray. You must avoid the devil. He comes out at night and plays in the trees. You must come home before it gets dark. Don't hide under trees. (Encourages splitting and complete shadow projection)

  • Do what you’re told (all of the above) and you’ll go to Paradise

  • Paradise is a place where there are streams of honey and tasty fruits and plenty of virgins (for the hungry men) and you will have all the money in the world and be eternally happy

  • You have no right to personally interpret scripture because you are not a scholar.

  • Connection to God comes from upholding these rules not questioning them or asking why they exist. When you ask questions you become a disbeliever.

  • God must be feared at all times because he can take your life away in any moment and take everything away from you so fear God

  • Do not dance because dancing is the work of the devil. Haram. Do not sing because singing is the work of the devil. Also Haram. Playing music is mostly forbidden except it's a grey area, so don't play music just to be on the safe side.

When I was 3 , after hearing so much of this day in and day out I remember asking my mum how she knew that the flames of hell were so hot if she hadn't been there herself.

When I was 3 , after hearing so much of this day in and day out I remember asking my mum how she knew that the flames of hell were so hot if she hadn't been there herself.

remember she was immediately flustered by my question and told me to ask my father. As a child I could inherently feel the discord between what I was being taught and my own inner knowing. This set me on a path of seeking and questioning which was never supported by my own family who wanted me to just agree with what I had been taught, despite the fact it generated perpetual shame, disempowerment, disconnection and fear. This in itself makes it impossible to connect to the inherent divinity because it leads to armour around the heart field. I was determined to heal, to discover my own truth and to unravel my own religious and cultural conditioning. Now I help my clients around the world to do the same. Many have been taught similar things but in different contexts. Some have been raised in harsh and abusive religious families or have been abused by religious teachers. Some have been forced into cults and have lost everything and everyone when they chose to free themselves from these systems of oppression and fear. If you've been through this journey and you want support to heal, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

The Consequences of Shaming Children In the Name of Religion

While 80% of children experience shame at some point in their lives (According to a study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry), the level of shame that young, impressionable minds and hearts are experiencing when inundated with messages of unworthiness, sin, and the fear of eternal damnation is extreme.

It can shatter their sense of self-worth and lead to a deep, pervasive sense of existential shame. Children may grow up feeling inherently flawed, unable to form healthy attachments, and struggling to pursue their dreams and engage in self-care.

Shame-proneness in childhood increases the chances of developing depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Here are some of the consequences of childhood shaming:

  1. Low self-esteem: Childhood shaming can lead to a negative self-image and low self-esteem. Individuals who have been shamed in childhood may struggle with feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness, which can affect their ability to form healthy relationships and pursue personal goals. According to a study published in the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, childhood shaming is associated with lower levels of self-esteem in adulthood.

  2. Anxiety and depression: Childhood shaming can contribute to the development of anxiety and depression. Individuals who have been shamed in childhood may experience persistent feelings of fear, worry, and sadness, which can interfere with their daily functioning and well-being. A study published in the Journal of Adolescence found that childhood shaming is linked to higher levels of anxiety and depression in adolescence.

  3. Difficulty regulating emotions: Childhood shaming can impact an individual's ability to regulate their emotions. Individuals who have experienced childhood shaming may struggle with intense feelings of shame, anger, and sadness, and may have difficulty managing these emotions in a healthy way. According to a study published in the Journal of Personality, childhood shaming is associated with difficulties in emotion regulation in adulthood.

  4. Perfectionism and self-criticism: Childhood shaming can contribute to the development of perfectionism and self-criticism. Individuals who have been shamed in childhood may feel like they can never measure up to expectations, and may constantly strive for perfection in order to avoid further shame or criticism. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that individuals who experienced childhood shaming had higher levels of perfectionism and self-criticism in adulthood.

  5. Relationship difficulties: Childhood shaming can affect an individual's ability to form healthy relationships. Individuals who have been shamed in childhood may struggle with trust, intimacy, and vulnerability, and may have difficulty forming close bonds with others. According to a study published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, childhood shaming is associated with greater difficulties in forming and maintaining intimate relationships in adulthood.

I have worked with people who have held such a deep shame for their early life sexual activity or desires that it has lead to womb dissociation and disconnection, inability to be intimate and vulnerable with a partner, inability to orgasm and experience sexual pleasure and a feeling of being blocked by some unrecognisable force.

When womb dissociation goes untreated it can create a deep tension in the pelvic floor, pelvic misalignment structurally and even birth complications.

On a spiritual level it can often lead to a disdain for 'God' or 'divinity' because God is punitive and sees them as a sinner. This can lead to an inner abandonment or loss of faith and a feeling of disconnection from one's higher self or something greater and then a seeking of salvation, or deeper meeting in the material realm.

Deep rooted shame impedes the healing process and leads to beliefs such as:

  • I am not worthy to be on earth

  • I am inherently not pure / a bad person

  • God is punishing me for what I did

  • I deserve to suffer because this is God's punishment

  • God has abandoned me

How The Body Holds Religious Trauma & Abuse

The scars of religious trauma and abuse extend far beyond the confines of the mind, becoming deeply etched into the very fabric of the body and nervous system. When subjected to prolonged emotional and psychological abuse cloaked in the guise of religious doctrine, the body responds by going into a heightened state of stress and hypervigilance, as if constantly bracing for the next onslaught of shame, guilt, and conditional love.

Over time, this chronic activation of the stress response can lead to a myriad of physiological symptoms, from tension and digestive issues to increased susceptibility to illness. Moreover, the memory of this trauma becomes somatically imprinted, manifesting as unexplained physical sensations, intrusive thoughts, and an inability to fully relax and trust one's own body.

Structural Imbalances from Religious Abuse

When it comes to religious abuse and shame, there can be physical and metaphysical effects on the body. The physical effects may include misalignment in the pelvic area and persistent health issues with the gut and stomach. This is because shame and abuse can cause sympathetic overstimulation and unprocessed emotions, which can manifest as physical symptoms.

On a metaphysical level, shame is often related to the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras. These chakras pertain to the sense of safety and trust, creativity and nurturing, and belief in oneself.

When religious abuse causes shame, it can affect these chakras and create imbalances in the body's energy system. This can result in feelings of unworthiness, insecurity, and mistrust, which can manifest as physical symptoms.

Overall, religious abuse and shame can have a profound impact on both the physical and metaphysical aspects of a person's being. It is important for those who have experienced religious abuse to seek support and healing to address both the physical and emotional effects of this trauma.

Try this Somatic Body Mapping Practice to Identify where the Trauma is Trapped in Your Body

Grief and Rage: The Legacy of Religious Abuse

There can be so many emotions and somatic responses from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideation, anger, grief, guilt, loneliness, lack of meaning. Grief and rage can also have physical and metaphysical effects on the body. Grief can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and muscle tension, as well as emotional symptoms such as sadness, despair, and a sense of numbness. Rage, on the other hand, can cause physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and muscle tension, as well as emotional symptoms such as irritability, impulsiveness, and a sense of powerlessness.

At a metaphysical level, grief and rage can affect different areas of the body's energy system. Grief is often related to the heart chakra, which pertains to love, compassion, and emotional healing. When grief is experienced, the heart chakra can become blocked or imbalanced, leading to feelings of emotional pain and disconnection from others. It can also affect the lungs which hold imprints of ancestral grief that is unresolved and passed down from one generation to the next.

Listen to my podcast on: Repressed anger, shame and self worth

Rage is often related to the liver and solar plexus chakra, which pertains to personal power, self-esteem, and emotional regulation. When rage is experienced, the solar plexus chakra can become overactive or imbalanced, leading to feelings of anger, frustration, and a sense of powerlessness.

Read my blog post on why the liver holds rage here

If you are experiencing grief and rage, it's important to recognize their impact on both the physical and metaphysical aspects of your being. Acknowledging these emotions is the first step to addressing their effects on your well-being. Seeking support is also important, which can include therapy, mindfulness practices, and energy healing modalities. These approaches can help restore balance and promote healing, allowing you to move towards greater clarity, peace, and well-being.

Confusion Around How to Feel and What Happened

There can be confusion, difficulty with decision-making and critical thinking, dissociation, identity confusion. If you have experienced religious abuse trauma, you may find it challenging to make sense of your experiences, especially when there are no specific events that occurred. Instead, you may have internalized subtle levels of brainwashing, inherited belief systems, or normalized behaviors that can be confusing and frustrating to process.

In such situations, it can be helpful to acknowledge that the body and mind are closely intertwined, and that subtle experiences can leave deep imprints that can manifest as physical symptoms or emotional responses, even if you cannot pinpoint the exact event that caused them.

Try this practice to get clearer on that really happened in your childhood

It is important to approach the healing process with compassion and patience, recognizing that trauma can be complex and multifaceted. Seeking the support of a trusted therapist or healer who can help guide you through the process of healing can be immensely helpful in creating a safe space to explore and release these subtle imprints. By working through these experiences, it is possible to restore a sense of coherence and meaning to one's life, allowing for a greater sense of clarity, peace, and well-being.

You might be interested in my online course: Healing Your Inner Child

Reclaiming The Sacredness Of Your Body & Soul

When you've been told your whole life that you're a "sinner," it can feel impossible to be comfortable in your own skin. The constant shame and unworthiness that religious doctrine has instilled in you has created a deep disconnect between your physical self and your sense of who you are.

In an attempt to escape this painful reality, you may have learned to disconnect from your body altogether. It's like you're living in exile from the very vessel that houses your spirit. You numb out the discomfort, the ache of never feeling "good enough." But this disconnection comes at a cost - you find it hard to be present, to trust the messages your body is sending you, to fully experience the ups and downs of being alive.

It's a heavy burden to bear, but there is hope. You can reclaim your birthright to feel at home in your own skin. The journey may be challenging, but the freedom of being fully embodied is a gift beyond measure. It's time to start the process of unlearning the shame and reconnecting with the sacred rhythms of your physical being. Your body is not your enemy - it's the vessel that allows you to experience the fullness of life. Embrace it, care for it, and watch as the weight of that religious trauma begins to lift.

You might be interested in my online course: Healing Dissociation

Direct Spiritual Connection, Soul Healing & Divine Embodiment is The Cure for Existential Shame

When the seeds of existential shame have been planted deep within your psyche through religious trauma and abuse, the path to wholeness requires a multi-faceted approach. Whilst traditional talk therapy is a good place to start and can certainly help you unpack the layers of conditioning, to truly heal the core wound of feeling unworthy and disconnected from your inherent divinity, something more profound is needed.

This is where the power of direct somatic and psychospiritual healing comes in. It's vital to clear the layers and access your own soul-level resonance so that you can not just belief, but actually FEEL the divine essence of your being.

By cultivating a intimate relationship with the sacred, you begin to dismantle the toxic narratives that have told you that you are inherently flawed or undeserving of love. Through practices like meditation, ritual, and immersion in the natural world, you can reconnect with the wellspring of wisdom and unconditional acceptance that exists at your very core.

As you peel back the veils of shame and self-doubt, you start to remember the luminous truth of who you are – a spiritual being, a conduit for the divine, worthy beyond measure. This deep, embodied knowing has the power to rewrite the neural pathways shaped by religious trauma, replacing feelings of unworthiness with a profound sense of belonging, purpose, and self-love.

It's a journey of reclaiming your rightful place in the cosmos, of shedding the shackles of shame and reconnecting with the boundless creativity and joy that are your birthright. When you can stand firmly in the truth of your divine nature, the existential ache of never being "good enough" slowly begins to dissolve, making space for you to fully inhabit your body, your life, and the exquisite mystery of your soul.

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I came to see Safa with dissociation, upper body tension, cranial fluid leaks after a severe concussion which left me with sinus issues, headaches and a constantly runny nose. For at least six years my nervous system has been dysregulated, my body would often shake with fear and I would have lots of teary outbursts. I did not feel safe in my body and my skin was so itchy I would feel like jumping out of it.

After six weeks my physical symptoms are gone. I have also healed my dissociation and learnt how to trust my own body again. I am now feeling connected with my organs and I feel my heart and brain have reconnected. Spinal work realigned my spine and helped me to release deep anger from trauma that my body was holding in relation to childhood trauma. I reconnected with my own inner feminine and masculine energy and also met my inner child.

Ancestral healing supported me to heal my paternal line and what was being held there that had affected me - religious abuse. I was able to see myself more deeply, both the victim and the rebel in me. Finally, I reconnected deeply with the vastness of my womb. This has helped me stand up for myself and stand in my power.

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Wow. What an experience!

There was so much healing, so many messages and so much guidance.

My throat, heart and womb cleared. My whole rib cage opened and expanded and my spine and body posture corrected. I had releases in my left hip and leg and my pelvis rebalanced. I felt my masculine and feminine energies rebalancing and I saw that my body was just a landscape for these universal energies.  When there is balance between the masculine and feminine energy there is flow otherwise there is tension and pain points just like there have been in several parts of my body for years. 

Then, Jesus Christ appeared.

I felt the body of Christ representing the whole of mankind. His body was connected to all of us. My hands spread out as if I was on the cross. This was important for me because of the religious background that I was indoctrinated into as a child. I heard ' Forgive them because they know not what they do. '

Suddenly I saw a scene from my childhood. It was a little boy holding deep ancestral burdens, parental expectations and alot of insecurity. A dark shadow had taken him over and he was alone. I realised this was my inner child, showing me how much he was holding at such a young age. I was worried but Safa helped me to heal this, and all the associated feelings.  -Gary, UK


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My own Womb spoke to me and said: “I am here, I am here”

My personal history, ancestral messages, deeper alignment, forgiveness and my truth and voice are all that I have discovered in my short time healing with Safa.I have loved every minute of this healing work.Would I recommend Safa…YES!

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