A wound is defined as an injury, as from violence, accident, or surgery. I have discovered that it is often those closest to us that have inflicted the most painful wounds. Two such wounds in my own life were the father and mother wound. Many have experienced wounding from those who raised them. This can be an impactful emotional blow—in essence it can break our hearts as kids and sometimes, as adults.
If untreated, wounds tend to grow infected and can move into sepsis which can lead to a life-threatening, or in the case of emotional wounds, a relationship-threatening state. I struggled with suicidal thoughts at different times in my life. Allowing our wounds to go untreated (not addressing or working through then with a guide, mentor, or counselor) is one of the leading causes behind suicide in our world. It’s critical to address these issues. If untreated they can turn into fire breathing dragons that demand to be fed by consuming our emotional energy and everything around us—including the relationships that mean the most to us. Part of my gifting is helping people to see and understand their wounds more clearly. Where needed, I can walk with you in this and refer you to deeper counseling services as well. No matter what the situation, there is hope!