After moving through some intense emotional pain earlier this year, and now finding myself in this new space of gratitude for what I learned during that dark time, I wanted to give back to other's who may be experiencing emotional pain.
So I wrote this piece titled: A Love Letter to the Part of You in Pain. Link in bio to get your copy.
Recently I heard what is described as the “Sacred Wound,” coined by Jean Houston, Ph.D., author, scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, and who began the human potential movement.
The idea of the Sacred Wound as Jean writes is, “Looking back on your own betrayals, you may notice how they’ve given you the necessary shove, the unwelcome but needed kick in the pants to invite you to get on with it, to release patterns and attachments that need to die. The key to redeeming our betrayals is forgiveness.”
This is exactly what I faced earlier this year – forgiving where I felt betrayed in my past – and most challenging of all, was forgiving myself when I experienced unfamiliar and very uncomfortable feelings of resentment and anger toward my sweet and loving dog, Gidget. She was my reflection to finally see the part of me that was broken and was desperately calling to be healed.
This is something that has taken me years to understand because I often thought if I just read this or that book, or took this or that class, I’d be okay.
I’ve come to understand that my sacred wound was a spiritual lesson I needed to go through in order to embrace on an even deeper level not only empathy, compassion and love, but that I was never alone (even though I often felt that way).
And so it is I present this offering, A Love Letter to the Part of You in Pain….because you matter and you are worthy just as you are.