Childhood is one of the most pivotal times in life because almost all beliefs about you and the world begin to take root. These beliefs then start creating a foundation of thoughts and identity that form the rest of your life. Unfortunately, because we are not aware of the information we absorb, we often understand whether it is good or bad until adolescence or adulthood.
The five main types of childhood wounds are:
- Lack of self-worth
- Lack of Trust
In this post, I will cover simple and quick energy healing techniques to begin releasing the emotions and beliefs from the five wounds above. These techniques will make you happier, see the world in a new light, and stop dwelling on the past.
Lack of Self-Worth
The first type of childhood wound is a lack of self-worth. You can begin fixing this by massaging your Lung and Large Intestine Meridian to grow your confidence.
First, grab a picture of the Lung Meridian and Large Intestine Meridian. Then rub your hands together to warm them up and then slide your pointer finger and middle finger along with the meridian points. Complete these exercises three times a day.
Both the Large Intestine Meridian and the Lung Meridian are part of the metal element within Chinese Medicine. The metal element deals with self-worth, limiting beliefs and memories, perspectives, and grief. When the metal element is out of balance, it can make you sad, critical, and hold grudges against others and the past.
Balancing the element by massaging these meridians will help you be more confident, motivated, and disciplined. Over time, this will stop the critical thoughts and harmful thought patterns born out of childhood traumas and wounds.
The next type of childhood wound comes from others invalidating your feelings and not taking responsibility for your actions. A way to remedy this is to charge the chakras having to do with relationships.
First, you should rub your hands together until warm and then put your pointer finger and index finger on your third eye. Next, put those fingers just below the center of your collarbone, then at the center of your heart, and finally over your lower stomach.
This works by connecting the chakras that deal most with relationships. Your third eye chakra will help you see, the throat chakra will help you speak your truth, and your sacral chakra to balance your emotions. Finally, the heart chakra will assist in developing compassion for yourself and the other person.
Doing this exercise regularly will help you stand in the face of people who try to smash your thoughts, ideas, and identity. You will be able to make peace with those that have invalidated you in the past and make sure that you do not make the same mistakes in your present and future relationships.
Lack of Trust
Another childhood wound is betrayal and a lack of trust. A way to begin remedying this is to energize and detox the kidneys and adrenal glands to remove the toxic energy keeping you stuck.
Begin this exercise by rubbing your hands together and placing your hands over your lower back. Then visualize your kidneys and adrenal glands surrounded by golden light. After about 5-10 breaths, put your left hand in the front of your stomach and continue the visualization for 5-10 more breaths.
The Adrenal Glands and the Kidneys are part of the water element and are about emotions. They specifically work with self-identity and stability. Charging these with Prana and Ki will help you to begin to feel more stable and safe in the world despite opposite childhood experiences.
Sometimes when we try to communicate with others, we get flashbacks from past betrayals. Because there is such strong emotion attached to the memory, it is difficult for the brain and spirit to stop referencing it in your present life. The above exercise will lessen the power of these flashbacks so you can let go of the past pain and restore your faith in others.
Another wound from childhood is guilt and shame from events of the past. Often this is subconscious and can occur whether you were at fault or not. At its worst, the energy of guilt has no resolution and can begin eating away at you consciously and subconsciously. This can permanently stop you from taking any action to heal or change the situation which makes you feel hopeless.
The first way to begin releasing guilt is to detoxify and heal your liver. In Chinese medicine, your liver energetically processes change, manages feelings, and tries to resolve subconscious beliefs. Some teas to help you detox your liver are Dandelion, Nettle, Turmeric, Peppermint, and Ginger.
The second way to resolve feelings of guilt is to begin to heal your Solar Plexus Chakra. This will motivate you to get out of your sunken state and propel you to take action and remove the pain of the past. Yoga poses that can help with this are Utkata Konasana Chair Side Stretch, Salamba Chair Ustrasana, and Supine Pelvic Tilt Tuck.
The third way to resolve guilt is the Tiger Exercise. The Tao says this exercise is for ambition, aggressiveness, physical power, and energizing the liver and the nervous system. It can also help you overcome anxiety, hostility, or lack of motivation.
First, visualize yourself as a tiger, do this exercise, and hold it as long as you can. Unfortunatly, I can't link to it but you can look it up on Google with "The Tao 5 Animal Exercises: Tiger." Repeat this exercise as many times as you can during each session. Do these sessions three-four times a week.
The last childhood wound we will cover is abandonment. This is one of the deepest wounds you can have and if you are not careful, it can poison every part of your life.
Here are 5 ways to do this:
- Journal to understand your inner feelings
- Allow spontaneous ideas and freedom
- Accept what is, and what isn't, within your control
- Validate your judgment
- Weigh different perspectives
- Review your past with a critical eye
I hope these exercises are clear and simple enough to add to your lifestyle and daily routines. Keep transforming and growing so you can reach the best version of yourself. Namaste.