Living Intentionally Personal Growth

The Wound

October 9, 2015

Perhaps someone said something mean about what you were creating, or, someone you loved simply didn’t pay attention. It made what you were creating feel worthless, pointless, childish, dumb.

Now you’ve hidden that part away. Set it as far away as humanly possible.

The only problem is this stuff NEVER goes as far away as we want it to, and even though we continually say we are ignoring it, we’re not. We’re obsessed with it because it keeps pestering and prancing around under our noses, under our spirits, under our noise and busyness. It just keeps squeaking.

And as hard as we try, it’s impossible to ignore the squeak. It reverberates across canyons deep within us and the constant-ness of it gets under our skin.

It’s time to stop ignoring the squeak.

It’s time to look again, and uncover what we’ve tried so hard to hide.

Uncovering the wound is scary but vastly important work.

The wound keeps us from creating…. But creating is exactly what helps heal the wound.

Most likely your greatest fear (all of our greatest fear), rejection, has already happened, and the place where you have been wounded is exactly the place where we need you the most. Your most important work is most likely wrapped up in the very place you keep so hidden.

There is gold in you.


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  • Reply Michael Good October 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Love this, honey. Thanks for not ignoring the wound. 😉

    • Reply Claudia Good October 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I can’t help it! 😉

  • Reply Brian Young October 9, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Good stuff Claudia!…the content reminded me of this great read “the artists way”…it’s set up like a course but you can flip through it, check it out!

    • Reply Claudia Good October 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      I looked up that book right away, fascinating!! What a great idea! Thanks for this.

  • Reply Kris October 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    This is so so true. It’s the last place we want to go but the first place we need to start. I mean seriously, why would we want to uncover something that hurt us, but it’s the only way to bring healing.

    • Reply Claudia Good October 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      So hard, but so very worth it! 😉

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