We all experience events in life that can cause some sort of emotional wound. Many of these events happened in the early years (before the age of seven). When we have a traumatic event during these formative years, they can remain with us into adult years. They affect how we accept or reject experiences, who we get into relationships with, and even how we behave. They can become so deeply ingrained within our energetic matrix that they are no longer perceptions, but are beliefs. These early beliefs are the foundation of our tribal mentality.
The old wounds or belief patterns can hold us locked in a prison. They can bar us from truly experiencing love. They can determine how we react and act in nearly every aspect of life. My own experience with these early wounds affected my partnerships, the relationships with family and others, the jobs I took (or didn't take), and the decision as to where I lived. In retrospect of looking back the representation of trust as a belief pattern was distorted.
Each person with the wounds will have different experiences. Many function seemingly well on the exterior. The emotional injury is only part of the wound. These types of wounds transcend the emotions and go into the mental and spiritual realms as well. Any type of energetic obstacle or block that exists on these levels can and often do manifest into the physical energy system if they are not taken care of.
In order to heal these wounds it is vital to understand the origin of the wound, accept and forgive both others and self before it is possible to release and heal. Finding the origin can be the most difficult portion of the process. It can actually originate from a seemingly unimportant event. However, even that minor experience can be what sets up the trigger that shifts the belief pattern. The key to finding the origin is locating the repetitive pattern in your behavior.
There are clues to finding the repetitive patterns. Starting out with what makes you angry and writing out the history is a start. Many times simply writing down a list of people that make you angry will reveal a pattern. Once a pattern is found, begin to retrace your history. Are you seeing the same action over and over again with different people. Go backward until you find the first event that you recall.
This same process can be used for fear, self-esteem, or any other aspect of life that is causing you difficulties. Once the origin is located, the awareness of what needs to shift is obvious. The second part of the healing comes in forgiveness. Not only is it necessary to forgive those involved, but just as importantly, you have to forgive yourself. Do not beat yourself up for belief patterns established as a child.
Now that you have an awareness of the wound, its origin, and have begun the forgiveness process, it is important to shift your consciousness. Shifting your consciousness is what will heal the wound. My experience has been that in shifting consciousness one must also release the pattern/event to the universe. A surrender in order to heal.
There are many ways to release, many ways to heal, and many ways to shift your consciousness. No one way is the right way. Find a path, a way, a healing modularity that works for you. Writing, the release to a Sacred Fire, working with the energetic signatures, among other shamanic methods is my path and is what my experience is.
What is your experience in healing old wounds? What healing modularity do you use?