Self Healing – Healing Inner Wounds and Mental Wounds

Self healing is a lifestyle choice that includes healthy eating, exercise, sleep patterns, positive social relationships and spirituality. Ancient teachings and modern science increasingly agree: The body, mind and emotions are one integrated system that can be influenced by your choices.

Affirmations, meditation, yoga and prayer are powerful mind tools to heal yourself.

Inner wounds

Inner wounds are the results of childhood trauma and repressed emotions. They can be triggered by various events and situations in adulthood. They can also be the root of mental, physical and emotional problems. For example, a man may struggle to express his emotions in relationships because of being made to feel guilty as a child. Or he may be afraid to ask for help because of being made to feel selfish or incapable by his parents.

The first step in healing these types of wounds is to identify them. This can be done by asking yourself, “Who did I hate or blame?” This will reveal a person who needs forgiveness. Evil spirits will work diligently to aggravate these wounds in order to prevent them from being healed.

The next step is to acknowledge these wounds in the light of Christ’s love. Then, he or she can receive the healing power of God. It is important to note that it takes time to heal these deep wounds, but it is possible to do so.

Physical wounds

Like your child’s scraped knee, or an incision from surgery, wounds are the result of injury to the skin or other tissues. They can be caused by accidents or as a symptom of certain conditions, such as diabetes. Wounds heal when the body leaps into action to make things right again. That’s why a kid’s knee looks better within a few days and surgical incisions heal relatively quickly.

In the first phase, blood vessels open and white blood cells rush to clean the wound and kill germs. Then, red blood cells carry new tissue to the wound and start rebuilding it. Once the new tissue grows, a scab forms and eventually falls off.

Wounds that don’t heal can be caused by poor circulation, such as in a leg cast, which slows the movement of new cells to the wound; a lack of nutrients, especially protein, which is needed to build tissue; or disease, such as diabetes or some vascular diseases. Smoking also impairs wound healing.

Mental wounds

Mental wounds are any emotional scars that you have. These can be caused by a range of factors, including trauma, mistreatment, and misunderstandings. These wounds are often invisible and can last a lifetime. They can affect your self-esteem and relationships. They also cause pain in your body and mind.

To heal mental wounds, you need to acknowledge your feelings and work through them. This process can be uncomfortable and difficult, but it is important to remember that these feelings will pass. If you are struggling, try sitting in a quiet place and regulating your breathing. Practicing deep breathing will help you calm down and reduce stress.

It can be tempting to pick at your mental wounds, but it is not a good idea. It is best to give yourself time to heal, and take it one step at a time. It may take you one step forward and two steps back at times, but this is ok as long as you keep going.

Spiritual wounds

Men and women around the world have suffered a variety of spiritual wounds. These can include beliefs, feelings and behaviours such as self-condemnation, a lack of joy, a sense of failure or loss of worthiness, anger and rage towards their spiritual leaders, feelings of confusion and numbness.

Spiritual healing involves identifying and honoring wounded parts of the soul, as well as creating a sense of safety. In many cases, these painful places in your mind and soul are a call for help. Often, the healing process begins with seeking out a group of supportive spiritual friends.

Moreover, spiritual healing involves a deep connection with God and a strong belief in His love for you. The Bible describes this divine component as “the Spirit of Christ.” When a person’s human spirits are joined with this powerful, loving Spirit, they can replace damaged, negative and distorted thoughts, moods and attitudes with a strong desire to obey God and care genuinely for others (Romans 8:5-8). This is the beginning of true spiritual healing.