Bethany Webster does profound work around healing the mother wound. The mother wound is the pain of being a woman passed down through generations of women in patriarchal cultures. And it includes the dysfunctional coping mechanisms that are used to process that pain.
Connecting with your Divine Self Meditation
What is the Mother Wound?
- Comparison: not feeling good enough
- Shame: consistent background sense that there is something wrong with you
- Attenuation: Feeling you must remain small in order to be loved
- Persistent sense of guilt for wanting more than you currently have
This wound is passed down from mother to child, generation to generation, until a woman decides to heal the wound.
As daughters, the relationship with our mothers is one of the most significant in our lives, impacting everything from how we view our bodies to what we feel capable of creating in the world.
Feeling anger and sadness towards our mothers when she did not meet our needs is natural, yet often stigmatized in our culture, preventing us from moving into our full power as women.
Accepting our mother’s limitations frees us to claim our inner gifts, without guilt or shame.