Of all the pressures that lead to Spiritual Wounding, the desire, even the need, to belong may be fundamental to all wounds. When aspects of our “True Self” come up against expectations of the spiritual tradition and its teachings, there comes the point of deciding, do you stay true to yourself, or do you conform and deny some aspect of you in order to belong to this group? These points of decision may relate to your sexuality, how you express your spirituality, your self-will, your curious mind, and more.
Not everyone responds in the same way. Some find ways to belong without conforming or giving up parts of themselves. They are more able to stay true to themselves.
And others decide that the only way to belong it to conform. When you conform those aspects of your True Self that don’t quite synch up with the group, may become labelled as wrong or bad, so you hide them. Then you may begin to feel shame or guilt for being who you are. And, even if at some point you choose to disconnect from that group, the shame and guilt will likely persist.
Bringing those feelings into the open is the first step to healing. Discovering that you are not alone in this dynamic is also helpful.
Healing From Spiritual Wounds is a place where you will find others who, like you, are looking for healing from the wounds of shame and guilt. There is a place where you are welcome and invited to be your True Self again. No shame, no guilt, no new criteria for you to accept. You deserve to be all of you again. Together we will walk the path that leads to healing and wholeness.