July 5, 2023
Oh, no, not again.
Not another migraine – I can’t take this anymore!
Why can’t I figure out where these are coming from?
My doctor says there’s nothing wrong, but there must be. Or I wouldn’t keep getting these headaches!
Chronic migraines and other physical ailments that don’t respond to conventional treatments could reflect a wound occurring in a deeper level of your being – your soul.
Even if modern medicine temporarily addresses these symptoms, soul wounds can be rooted deep within you unless you find the source of them. Until you discover that source on the spiritual level, no amount of physical, mental, or emotional work will help you heal.
In these cases, the best thing you can do is what’s commonly referred to as “soul work,” a type of healing many aren’t familiar with, but can have long-lasting effects. (Which is one of my specialities as a spiritual counselor.)
But before we dive into soul work and self-care, it’s important to understand the layers or levels that make up your being.
When it comes to self-care, empowerment work, and self-discovery, it’s important to understand the four levels or layers within your being:
I compare this layering within us to a ladder because all of these levels are connected to one another. And any wounds that occur at the lowest level (like a soul wound) will resonate up the ladder and manifest as physical or mental problems (like chronic headaches or anxiety).
So if you’re experiencing a chronic condition that medication, traditional therapies, or somatic healing can’t heal, it may be time to address the spiritual wounds within you and do some soul work.
Soul work is a type of healing that helps you understand soul wounds, identify them, and work compassionately to address the events that caused them. The goal is to help you get to the root of the deep, emotional hurt or pain within you.
Soul wounds can stem from past trauma, abuse, emotional scars, life events, or tough challenges you’ve experienced. These events are often associated with powerful emotions like:
When you feel these heavy and deep emotions, it’s normal to want to put them in a box and hide them away. Or you might simply slap a Band-Aid over the wound and move on so you stop feeling, and dealing, with what’s happened.
But ignoring these events doesn’t mean the wound has gone away – and that soul wound may start to spread up the ladder and express itself in other layers of your being. So by the time your soul wound has manifested on the physical level (like in the form of chronic headaches), it’s already gone through the trajectory of layers within you.
If you want to heal, you’ll need to go deep within yourself and address the root of the problem: your soul wound.
This is where soul work comes in – and it’s a powerful approach that can help you heal your deepest wounds.
When it comes to doing soul work, it’s not always an easy task. It can feel daunting, overwhelming, and downright scary trying to heal from past traumas – and you shouldn’t have to do this work alone, especially when you first get started.
In fact, I recommend you connect with a professional counselor, therapist, healer, or other expert when you’re ready to tackle your soul wounds (and do the soul work). Why? Because professionals, like me, are trained in tools and techniques that will help guide you through this challenging process. Things like:
…among other types of deep emotional and/or spiritual methods.
Using these techniques can help you heal from the inside out. When you look back on your emotional scars with compassion and kindness, you’ll find that other emotional, mental, and physical symptoms start to improve. Your soul work is working to address the source of the wound from the deepest point within you.
Now, you might be wondering, “Can’t I just use meditation to do soul work?”
Unfortunately, no – and I wish it were that simple.
While self-help books and personal development tools (like journaling or meditation) are beneficial, they have some limitations like:
I can also tell you from personal experience that it’s much easier to heal soul wounds when you have a compassionate guide who can walk with you every step of the way. Someone who can be with you when you “face” or “deal with” your deepest pain.
When it comes to healing your soul wounds (and the resulting physical, mental, and emotional ones), soul work is the best approach. You can use specific techniques like Depth Hypnosis to discover the past trauma that created these wounds in the first place – and find ways to heal the deepest part of your being.
All it takes is connecting with a Spiritual Counselor (like me) who’s well-versed in soul work. (You can do that here.) As your guide, we’ll look within to find your deep-seated wounds and start your healing journey together.