It is not that something different is seen, but that one sees differently. It is as though the spatial act of seeing were changed by a new dimension.
Trauma can present in different levels, and regardless of the intensity can leave behind a wound. While the wound is associated with an event, the trauma is not the event, the trauma becomes the wound.
We are unable to go back in time and change the event, however through acceptance and vulnerability, the wound can heal. If however, the wound is ignored, current and unassociated events can trigger a re-opening of that wound, invoking emotions associated with the original event. It can often feel like ripping a bandaid off of the scab, invoking the original emotions. The defense mechanism is then activated and the person can become emotionally paralyzed, unable to disassociate the current event with the wound from the past.
The mind and body are resilient, as evidence of the protective measures put in place. However, the human spirit is more capable than most realize and with support it’s ability to heal the wound through acceptance can release the emotions and bring light back to the place of fear and despair. The wound once fully healed, becomes a scar, as the memory of the event does not dissipate, however, future triggers that would have ignited the emotions are disarmed.