I came across a quote by Renee Swope that hit the nail on the head about emotional hurts:
“Any time we bury a hurt alive, it will keep rising up from the dead to disturb us.”
Isn’t this true? How many times do we think we have gotten over a wound by ignoring it? Nature has a crazy way of healing itself doesn’t it?
Our wounds will haunt us if we do not process the pain, forgive the offender, and learn the lesson/ take away from the wound.
This process is painful and often times scary for most people. But if we ignore the pain of a hurt, it will keep coming back over and over until the pain is healed.
Healing is a difficult process. It means facing issues and often more pain before relief comes. But the freedom of being able to heal and forgive is amazing. Healing and forgiveness does not mean that you are okay with the offense or the offender. It also doesn’t mean that you have to continue putting yourself in harms way to be re-wounded by the same person.
Healing is about you and for you to experience freedom from the wound instead of it being a strong hold in your life.
If you need help getting rid of the “ghosts” of your past, contact one of our therapists. We will guide you down the path of healing and put the wound to rest!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.