When you have a headache, backache, or minor wound you take tylenol, advil, aspirin, etc. When you break a bone or have surgery, the doctors may prescribe stronger pain medication. And too, there is medication for mental/emotional trauma.
But what about spiritual wounds? There are traumas which affect us on a deep spiritual level and unfortunately, there’s no medication, surgery, or external remedy for these wounds. Ministers, preachers, priests, rabbis, etc., will tell you to pray, and yes, the angels, spirits, Divine consciousness hear and will attend to you. Yet you still have the soreness, pain, unease while healing from the spiritual wounds. During times like these, its very common to feel like you’re the only one who has ever felt this way or been through something like this. And like any other type of wound, if you don’t get to the root of the problem, you can’t heal properly.
Spiritual wounds are messy, complicated, and often hard to even acknowledge. But for healing to begin, you must acknowledge the wound. Accept its there, painful and ugly. Meditate on it, meditate on anything that will help you dig up the roots of the trauma that caused the wound. This usually takes some time and you often have to remove the trauma in pieces. As the pieces come loose and you clean out the wound, healing begins.
Yet while you’re healing, you’re tired, sore, and feel very off balance. There are many ways to ease this discomfort. Here is a partial list that has worked for many people I know.
Aroma Therapy, candles, bath salts, sachets, lotions, etc., in scents which evoke calm, peace and comfort. Scents from happy memories or childhood celebrations are also good.
Staring at or allowing yourself to look at beautiful things. Flowers, puppies and/or kittens. A roaring fire, snowfall, rainfall, sitting outside in the sun. Any of these which stir positive emotions will help if you allow yourself adequate time to really immerse into them.
Music which makes you happy or calms you. Again you have to give the music time to really get you, get into you and work through the pain and soreness caused by the spiritual wounds.
Color therapy is wonderful for spiritual wounds, especially if combined with one of the previously mentioned therapies. A good example is that while yellow is not my favorite color, sunflowers truly stir me and if I sit and just take in their beauty, after several minutes, I begin to feel very calm.
There are many ways to be comforted while healing from spiritual wounds. But spiritual wounds are the most invasive, hardest to resolve and heal from. If you need assistance with any spiritual trauma, wound or grievance, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org