When the going gets rough, and the wounds are open...
The beauty of tough times is the opportunity to confront and connect to our emotional wounds. I believe, hurts, old scared stories and hard times are an ‘awareness call’ bringing you closer to yourself, teaching you to trust, heal, and love yourself just the way you are.
Release your hurt, pain and emotional scarring to the power of love. Allow the experience of handing over your burdens to your higher-self to transform you into what is true–LOVE.
Despite all the hurt, sadness, and distress it shall pass, and you will eventually mend, or you will put a Band-Aid on the injury only to cover it up until it revisits you again.
Pain is an influential teacher that connects you with your inner wisdom. “When the seeker is ready, the teacher will appear.”
When you are mentally wounded, it is hard not to judge yourself or put yourself down when things are going sideways, especially when you feel it was something you could have avoided or a choice that your gut said, “NO” to and you did it anyway. Of course, there is always the wound that you believe wasn’t self-inflicted by another, but most aggressions to us are a call to action by you whether you believe to know it consciously or not. Wounds lie deep within your soul, waiting to be expressed, waiting for another person to bring it out, and they always do.
The best way out is in, move through whatever it is that has you not feeling so good about you, your life or just situations in general.
Be aware when you are turning your mind repeatedly, it won’t help, it reopens the wound(s) and reinforces the experience because you are clinging to the emotions instead of processing them. You are reinforcing what isn’t happening right now, but is happening in your mind.
Be gentle with yourself; don’t apply guilt, shame, or fear as your salve. The mind’s self-protection is an impressive defense to safeguard your emotional wellbeing. It tucks away the pain when you’re least equipped to deal with it. Your responsibility is not to judge yourself, but to reconcile the pain and integrate it into your experience toward oneness.
Thoughts can be as if you are pouring salt on the wound; a bit stingy.
If you can– let it be for now.
Let love self-compassion, and kindness towards yourself lick your wounds.
You are powerful, confident, and a warrior; you are the only one who knows how to champion your life. Your emotional wounds lead you to experience the wholeness of yourself, and gratitude for the experience, and the person who brought you into awareness.
Grace and Grit are healing salves.
Just for today say out loud: “Letting my wounds be is my happiest moment.” I trust my higher self, I listen with love to my inner voice, I release all that is unlike the action of love…And so it is. Dolby Dharma
“Wounds don’t heal the way you want them to, they heal the way they need to. It takes time for wounds to fade into scars. It takes time for the process of healing to take place. Give yourself that time. Give yourself that grace. Be gentle with your wounds. Be gentle with your heart. You deserve to heal.”
— Dele Olanubi