How healing your wounds can set you free!
"Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them." Iyanla Vanzant
"You're a very bad child" - Yes that's all it takes to create a wound.
If your heart and soul has been wounded, you are not alone! Many of us often go through lifetimes of wondering why our lives are the way they are.
Can there be no peace permanently? Is there always struggle? Am I the only one? These are some of the questions that you may come across when you reach a crossroad in your life.
Sometimes habits may form as a result of the 'trying to forget' and these habits can vary from cigarettes to alcohol, drugs, over eating and many many more.
One of the side effects are that we lose ourselves in the quest to find peace and harmony. This may manifest as failure in our lives, resulting in even more depression and wounds - And the cycle goes on.
On the flip side, these same wounds can become the road to our success and happiness. The media and internet are filled with such beautiful transformational stories where one has faced those wounds and made peace with them. The question is, how can I face my wounds?
Here are 3 such ways to gain freedom from the past wounds:
Acknowledge and accept that there is a wound
The very first step is to acknowledge that there is a wound. Nobody is perfect and we all come with our sets of wounds from surface level to deeply wounded. This step is very crucial to the healing that follows. Only if we acknowledge, are we able to get to the root of the issue. What I love about EFT is that it helps me to do this within seconds, because the first step is to accept whatever the problem is.
Dig deeper to uncover the root cause of the wound
The second step may require a little work after you have identified that you have a wound. Although this maybe the part where there is pain involved, remember that this pain is good - It's going to set you free. There may be times where you may have to remember incidents and it may be a good idea to have a pen and paper ready to pen down all of the incidents and thoughts that come to your mind. There may be a little digging required so be prepared for it.
Release the negative charge from the wound and let it heal
The last and final step is to set this pain free. I cannot even begin to explain the joy and lightness at this stage, to be set free, to breathe again freely, to live again, to be able to fly free like a bird in the sky. There are many methods that can be used for this step. The one that I can identify with is EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. The word says it all. Its simple and can be used without the trauma of feeling the deep hurt again.
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