The Wounded Child

The “wounded child” within each of us contains the damaged or stunted emotional patterns of our youth, patterns of painful memories, of negative attitudes, and of dysfunctional self-images. ~ Myss, Caroline. Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (p. 202). Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. Kindle Edition.

Myss goes on to say,
“So long as we think like a wounded child,
we will love conditionally
and with great fear of loss.”
Perhaps we have a wounded child within.
Perhaps that fear, that pain, that wound
brought us to these Rooms.
We wanted to hide our food habits
that we linked to criticism
of our eating or our size,
so we evolved
a self-protective mechanism.
We are alone, safe from judgment.
If these wounds brought us here
they did well, for in these rooms
we can accept that
the wounds were unintentional
and know we are loved and lovable.

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