What is Woundology?

Question: I just discovered Caroline Myss and she used the term ‘woundology‘ in her presentation “Why People Don’t Heal?” What does woundology mean? How can you permanently heal your wounds? I’d like to heal my wounds once and for all. I journal, meditate, listen to podcasts, burn incense and sage, etc. and nothing seems to work. Help!

Answer: Woundology means you use your wounds — you cling to your wounds. According to Caroline Myss, “Woundology is a very expensive habit to keep a wound alive. The energy comes out of your system, your cell system.” According to the Halexandria Foundation, “Woundology is also a form of scapegoatology which means outside events and others are blamed for what a wounded person experiences.” We have the power to heal from our wounds; however, to do so, means we must give up ‘being right’ for being happy.

When you carry your problems with you everywhere you go, you’re practicing the art of woundology. For example, gave you ever met someone who’s told you their life story in a matter of minutes? They were practicing woundology. However, the person believes they’re sharing their life’s story. They can’t see what they’re truly doing. Let’s face it; we’ve all done this at one point or have done this. I have and now realize the error of my way. Now, wonder I’ve been feeling stuck in a funk for the past year (or more).

FYI: Some experts believe woundology is a form of addiction. Instead of being addicted to drugs and alcohol, gambling, smoking, being right, attention, people pleasing, being a rescuer or victim, food, sex, the internet, movies and television, working out, shopping, relationships, traveling, etc. people are addicted to their pain.

Recognize and heal your wounds today by getting in touch with your emotions and exploring them. The next time you’re tempted to share your life’s story with someone, ask yourself a few questions such as:

  • Why am I doing this?
  • What do I get from this?
  • What’s motivating me to share my story?

Woundology is a way to control and manipulate the people around you. It’s a way to get their attention or for them to rescue you. The truth is you can only rescue and save you. If you wait for others to do it, you’ll be waiting for a long time. Life will pass you by and you’ll be left wondering, “Where did my life go?” However, you can heal your wounds today, and tomorrow life will be easier and happier.

Rebecca

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How to Shift Your Beliefs

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Question: I’ve been studying the Law of Attraction for a few years, but I still don’t get it. I want to change my beliefs, but I don’t think saying affirmations every day works for me. How can I shift my beliefs once and for all? I’m tired of the ‘same old, same old’ in my life and am ready to embrace change. Thank you!

Answer: Ah yes, the Law of Attraction. Many people watched The Secret or read the book. It takes more than saying affirmations — you must believe in them. Also, how you say affirmations is important. For example, if you want to ‘reverse the aging process,’ you may be tempted to say, “I am reversing the aging process.” However, it would behoove you to say, “My youth is replenished and restored.” Do you see and feel the difference between these two affirmations. The latter is truly affirming that your youth is restored.

According to Abraham (Esther & Jerry Hicks), “You can’t get rid of anything. You can’t get rid of your beliefs because you activate them as you try to get rid of them. Instead, practice new beliefs to make them more dominate.” In other words, stop trying to ‘get rid of old thought beliefs’ and cultivate new ones.

You have beliefs you’re not aware of; these aren’t big players in your experience. ~ Abraham

How to shift your beliefs

1. Journal your current beliefs. Grab a journal or notebook and journal all of your beliefs; categorize them into negative and positive. Review your beliefs and ask the following questions:

  • Are these truly my beliefs?
  • Where did I learn these beliefs?
  • How do these beliefs serve me?
  • How are these beliefs creating my present and future?
  • Am I willing to release the beliefs?
  • Am I afraid to release these beliefs? What will happen?

2. Monitor your thoughts. Try this exercise for one week. Notice your thoughts without judging them. How do you ‘feel’ when you think a thought? How does your body react?Really get into your body and allow it to guide you around your thoughts.

3. Set the intention to shift your beliefs. If you want to ‘shift’ your beliefs, set an intention to do so. Write it down — post it around your home. You could also post your ‘new’ beliefs around your home as well.

4. Keep your thoughts to yourself. Unfortunately, the people around you may not be supportive that you’re going in a different direction. It will behoove you to keep your thoughts on shifting your beliefs to yourself for a while. If people begin to distance themselves, bless and allow them to go. You’re embarking on a new path/journey that may not ‘mesh’ with their path/journey anymore.

5. Take it one day at a time. You can expect to change your beliefs overnight but you could be setting yourself up for failure. If you slip into ‘old beliefs/thought’ patterns, acknowledge it. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re doing the best you can.

Rebecca

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Woman Discovers Seven Steps to Abundance … Shares with Others

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Question: How do you truly receive abundance? Is there a ‘magical’ formula? What about the ‘paradigm’ of constantly thinking about abundance which can push it away? Confused!

Answer: Become clear about what you truly want, let go, and allow abundance (in all forms) to come into your life.

Many people have discovered the law of attraction. They’ve watched The Secret and believe what they ‘think’ about will come true. That’s part of the formula. You must ‘feel’ and believe you’ll receive your desires. However, your soul may have a totally different path to follow from what you desire. It’s a conundrum and paradigm!

7 Steps to Abundance

1. You’re already producing results. However, they may not be the results you want. Take a moment to look at what is in your life. Where are you? Past? Present? Future? Write everything down that’s happening in your life. For example, write down how much money you earn per month, how much you spend on bills each month, how much you spend on food, etc. Remember, you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.

2. How do you speak? Do you speak words of favor or defeat? Do you generalize? For example, do you say, “I have to work hard for money.” Who said this to you? How old were you? Ask yourself, “How true is this now?” Generalizations won’t attract abundance to you — they’ll keep it from you.  Write down all of your generalizations and ask, “Are these true?” The answer will surprise you.

Tip: Say an affirmation such as “Prosperity flows easily to me.” You must believe it!

3. Define your outcome. What exactly do you want? Do you even know? Remember, where attention goes, energy flows. Ask the following the questions:

  • What do I want?
  • Why do I want this and that?
  • How will this change my life?
  • How will this affect others in my life?
  • Are you really ready for this to occur?

Sometimes you want to want things; you may not be ready for your desires. You’re not aware of the reality of it. For example, most lottery winners weren’t prepared emotionally and mentally for their fortune. They couldn’t handle the attention or relatives and friends who knocked on their door for assistance. The money is usually gone within one year.

4. Be precise in your thoughts — align your thoughts and language.

5. Ask for support from people who are successful in an area you’d like to be successful in. For example, if you’d like a relationship, speak to someone who has a successful relationship. Don’t ask someone who’s been divorced five times; although, you could probably learn what ‘not to do’ in a relationship. You can learn about self-sabotaging behaviors and patterns.

Tip: Whatever it is you desire, seek out those who are successful. Also, when someone helps you, give something in return as a way to say “thank you.”

6. Do not give up if you truly feel deeply (you have an inner knowing) you’re on the right path with your desires. You probably haven’t tried everything to reach your desires. Be clear about you want; however, make sure it’s in alignment with your soul. Your desire could be at odds with your ‘soul’s’ desires. Become quiet and still to find out.

7. After you’ve become clear about your desires, let it go. Give it over to God, Source Energy, Universal Intelligence, etc. Always say, “This or something better.” Please don’t obsess about it. That which is yours can’t and won’t be taken away from you.

Rebecca

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How to Make a God, Miracle or Wealth Box

Question: What is a God Box? How do they work? Where can you buy one? How do you make one? I have a lot of stuff I’d like to create and release.

Answer: A ‘God Box’ is a tool to help you turn over your troubles and cares to God, Creator, Universal Source, Universal Intelligence, etc. A ‘miracle or wealth Box’ is something you can use to place your dreams in and release them to the Creator, instead of obsessing about them. It’s necessary to take action to make your dreams come true. However, it’s best to take inspired action.

Author, radio personality, and speaker Denise Linn, outlined the steps for creating a God, miracle, or wealth box on her July 12, 2011 Soul Coaching program which can be found on HayHouse Radio. Of course, you can always purchase a ‘pre-made’ box, but you may consider making your own. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You can use a shoe box, purchase a special box from an arts and craft store, use a gift box, or anything else you’d like to use. Below are the steps to making your very own God, miracle, or wealth box.

How to Make a God, Miracle or Wealth Box

1. Select the style of box that resonates with you. Use a Sharpie and write the following on the box:

  • Thank You! Write these words on all four sides of the box.
  • “Whatever is in this box is so.” Write this underneath the box lid or top.

2. Place crystals in or around your box. Green stones are the best to use because they symbolize growth, prosperity, and renewal; however, you could also use other stones that promote prosperity. Purchase stones such as Aventurine, green mica, green jade, green tourmaline, malachite, Herkimer diamonds, seashells, smoky quartz, rainbow stones, tiger’s eye, amber, or citrine.

Remember to cleanse your stones. Hold them to your heart and third eye (located between your eyes). Dedicate the stones to your God, miracle, or wealth box; prosperity and wealth.

3. Place flower and oil essences in or around your box. Rosemary, lavender,  frankincense, and orange oil promote prosperity.

On her July 12, 2011 show, Denise Linn provided listeners with the following instructions after the completion of a God, miracle, or wealth box:

“I open my heart to loving abundance.” Say this three times while stretching out your hands like you’re going to dive; open your arms and say, “I give thanks to the Creator for all that’s received.” Lift your arms higher and higher and say, “In accordance with the highest good.” Your arms and head will be pointed upwards. Be open to what’s in store for you. Remember to give thanks.

You don’t have to carry your God, miracle, or wealth box with you. Put it in a special place in your home. You may want to create an altar with pictures, statues, crystals, candles, incense, flowers, plants, etc. and place your box on it. It will be your own sacred place where you give thanks. Peace!

*The photo is an example of God Box which can be purchased. I bought this box from a holistic store in Chandler, Arizona.

Rebecca