“Your Wounding Can Make You Stronger!” – Yolanda
Welcome to Meditation Monday! Last week we discussed finding satisfaction within, and reshaping our expectations. This week's meditation is focused on turning our wounding into our power.
We have all had experiences that have scarred us in some way. Some of these wounds run deep and stay with us far beyond the wounding incident. This is part of life’s journey. The issue is how we cope and move forward, continuing the journey as best we can. “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”, is more than a saying…it is an absolute truth. While it may be hard to see, feel and believe (at times), today we are going to explore our wounding and acknowledge how it has become, or can become our power.
The first thing we must do is acknowledge hurt that lingers with us. As we discussed in previous weeks, our wounding can be found in our patterns. Our hurt is often revealed through our actions, reactions, avoidance, and interactions with others. One way to identify our hurt is to look at our triggers.
· What pushes your buttons, or causes you to retreat?
· Which situations make you uncomfortable, and where does the discomfort stem from?
· What springs you into a place of hurt or anger? Can you identify where these triggers originated?
Now that we have identified at least one of our triggers, let’s dig deeper and uncover the wound.
· What is the hurt beneath the trigger and how do you display it?
· Why have you held on to the wound? Has it acted as protection, or a defense mechanism?
· Have you let the wound fester because you simply do not know how to recover or heal?
We need to acknowledge our wounding to understand how it has affected us. If we can observe from a space of neutrality, we gain a clearer picture and understanding of why the wound exists in the first place. In hurt, we often attempt to sweep our wounds under the rug. We can usually pinpoint what hurt us, but we do not always acknowledge why it hurt. The problem is that someone will eventually walk across that rug, triggering the hurt…hurting us again.
Moving forward, we can reveal what our wounds have taught us. What we have learned and how we embrace the lesson is where we obtain power. For example, after being in an abusive relationship, I became more aware of warning signs. I became more protective of myself and learned to trust my instincts. I became more appreciative of loving interactions, and I had to look, honestly, at my own wounding to come to terms with how I loved myself.
I had options, as we all do. I could have ignored my wounding, and possibly stayed in an abusive cycle. I could have pretended to move on, only to find myself in another abusive relationship. My choice: I was honest about what I was in and why I was in it. I chose to get out and find my power…I chose to explore my wounding and become more loving than hurt.
We are not alone in what we experience, which is why support groups have flourished. If there is a particular wound you would like to explore further, I offer Chakra Readings, revealing the energies surrounding your topic of choice. With this information, I encourage you to find strength from hurt, turning your wounding into your power.
This week we are going to continue exploring our wounding, with focus on recovery. Join me for Wisdom Wednesday.
Until next time...
Peace and Blessings!
Yew Chi Blogger
Yolanda is a San Diego Reiki-Master Teacher and Author. She began this blog because she believes we must show gratitude by sharing our blessings. Through these writings, she passes on the gifts from her journey! It takes a village, and we are of the same tribe.
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