Healing the Mother Wound
When I started to unpack the mother wound, the patriarchal systems we live in, and the power dynamics that still existed within the lens of my conditioned mind, I was amazed at just how blind I was to it.
So what exactly is the mother wound and how is it affecting your ability to take up space, reclaim your power and stand in your worthiness?
Bethany Webster states, “The Mother Wound is the pain of being a woman passed down through the generations of women in patriarchal cultures. And it includes the dysfunctional mechanisms that are used to process that pain.”
Not being your full self because you don’t want to threaten others
having a high tolerance for poor treatment from others
feeling competitive with other women
being overly rigid and dominating
conditions such as eating disorders, depression and addictions
If we avoid acknowledging the full impact of our mother's pain on our lives, we still remain to some degree, children.
Coming into full empowerment requires looking at our relationship with our mothers and having the courage to separate out our own individual beliefs, values, thoughts from hers.
This is so challenging, but it is the beginning of real freedom.