The Mother Wound.
This is a subject that is near and dear to me because of my own experience healing this wound, and it’s a continual theme in my work as a co-active coach. Most often, women are unaware that they have a throbbing Mother wound waiting to be revealed and healed.
Often the wound continues to cause problems in the lives of women because they don’t understand the source of their pain and if they do, they are taught not to talk about it.
From a very early age, we are raised to reject the feminine. Our initial split is usually unconscious but begins with that which represents the feminine, our own mother.
We are taught that an alternative to being “feminine” is to seek to emulate the masculine because it’s what we glorify in this culture, and so many women become lost, deeply yearning for the missing and rejected parts of herself.
In a patriarchal culture, we are taught that to be feminine is weak, emotional, crazy, manipulative, and needy. Because our own mothers grew up inside the same patriarchal culture, they often exhibit symptoms of the wound and perpetuate it through their own fractured parenting, or pass it through the womb. They too are trapped between a rock and a hard place due to the fact that our society does not value their role in the family structure, nor do they value themselves, because, wound.
In addition to the fact that we don’t celebrate the feminine in our culture, we also can’t speak of the fracture, because to speak ill of your mother is taboo. While we can poke fun through media, comedy, literature, and theatre, we are bound to a collective shame should we dare speak out against the women who birthed us into the world.
Healing the Mother-Daughter split involves grieving the initial separation from or rejection of her, as well as the rejection of that part of ourselves, and then learning to honor the values that we've been cut off from as women - a reclaiming of our own feminine, and ultimately a reclamation and integration of both the feminine and the masculine.
Join me in welcoming back Kerri Hummingbird, Soul Guide, here to talk to us about her latest book -Love is Fierce, Healing the Mother Wound
Kerri Hummingbird inspires people to lead their lives wide awake with authenticity, passion, and purpose that positively impacts others. She catalyzes mind-shifts that transform life challenges into gifts of wisdom with her Reinvent Yourself programs for individual and group mentoring. She is the international best-selling author of The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama and the award-winning best-selling book Awakening To Me: One Woman’s Journey To Self Love which describes the early years of her spiritual awakening. She has served as a social activist, leader, and philanthropist for over three decades. Kerri is also the Founder of the Skills Not Pills Movement and Host of the Soul Nectar Show. Her latest book is available now on [Amazon]((http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08KFPJZXG/revelationpro-20))
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