Healing Your Wounded Inner Child
It is helpful to imaging the wounded self as a wounded child who learned to be an unloving adult. Our wounded self is often a mirror image of one or both of our parents. Your wounded self is the aspect that may have suffered from physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse or neglect, and it carries all the fears, false beliefs and controlling behavior that result from these experiences. While these fears, beliefs and behavior cause us pain in our adult lives, they were the only way we could feel safe when we were children. They were our survival mechanisms. This may be the part of self that uses food, drugs or alcohol to numb out fear and loneliness . All the parts of the wounded self need healing. With Divine intervention, healing this wounded part of self has become a powerful and essential part of the healing process in becoming more balanced and whole within.