Carolyn Myss, who we’re fans of, uses a great reference phrase- Woundology.
She describes how we can become addicted to and create an entire identity around all the bad stuff and the corresponding wounds that have ever happened to us.
Sometimes in our desire to heal a wound we become addicted to forever solving the problem that never seems to go away. We can honor our wounds by placing them on a sacred altar.
What altar you might ask?
An altar built from a compassionate understanding that horror happens and its presence can be overcome and exceeded through the power of compassionate awareness and love.
When that happens the end of the wound occurs. And we are set free from the ache of the past. The memory remains but the sorrow dissipates and turns into compassionate wisdom.
Join us in ending being run by the past so we can create a future in love.
What wound will you place on this sacred altar?
Please share in the comments below
The wound I place on the alter, is betrayal. The very deep wounds I have felt were from my perception of being betrayed. (husbands, friends, child…..mother.) I just had the realization of this in the last month or so. The sudden realization that “all are me” clearly showed my own betrayal of myself, as I tried to keep the peace. So, this is simply a declaration at this time…..betrayal is over. I have given it to God!!! I decided to never betray my integrity again!!
Thanks for sharing this. You are light and beauty.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
And what are my wounds?
And right when I was ready to start reciting them for the eleventh hundredth time, I realized that ALL my present wounds are my own responsibility.
Such as staying with my husband, living in this house, etc. Is this why I feel so defeated?