Moving past Woundology toward Authentic Self

“Your biography becomes your biology.”

– Caroline Myss

Caroline Myss is a tour de force!  She is indeed a force to be reckoned with.  I credit her with a big portion of my healing.  She became the teacher that helped me to move through  Woundology – and move toward Authentic Self.

I didn’t plan for these last few posts to be a series, but they seem to have become that – a series exploring my teachers.

Shakti Gawain opened my eyes – helped wake me up and got me started on my path.
John Bradshaw helped me dig through the depths in the middle of my work
And Caroline Myss helped launch me out of the depths of my woundology and onto my path toward Authentic Self.
Caroline Myss coined the term “woundology” to describe how some people define themselves by their physical, emotional, or social wounds.  In Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Myss writes that many people hoping to heal “are striving to confront their wounds, valiantly working to bring meaning to terrible past experiences and traumas, and exercising compassionate understanding of others who share their wounds. But they are not healing. They have redefined their lives around their wounds and the process of accepting them. They are not working to get beyond their wounds. In fact, they are stuck in their wounds.” ( )
I never planned to stay stuck in my woundolgy, I don’t think anyone does this consciously. I had to really pay attention to my inner dialogue, my conversations and my day to day focus to realize I was stuck.  I had to focus on changing my inner loop of thoughts.  As Mike Dooley points out daily in Notes From the Universe ( )
“Thoughts Are Things.  Choose Good Ones!”
So I invite all of you, pay attention to where your focus lies.  Is it on your wounds or the life in front of you?
I’ll close this post with one of my favorite videos of Caroline Myss.  It is a longer video, in 8 parts, but if you can make the time, it is well worth watching.

Please let me know your thoughts on the Caroline Myss video.  And I’d love to hear about your own journey toward Authentic Self.

As always thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.

20 thoughts on “Moving past Woundology toward Authentic Self

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  5. Thanks for posting this video, Patti. A fabulous message about healing. I love the part where she says she has challenges with practicing what she preaches. I can identify.


    • Thanks for taking the time to comment Nancy. I love Caroline Myss, she is indeed a powerhouse! And gives a very powerful message indeed.
      And as you pointed out, so honest. I really respect this womam.


  6. Dangerous trick indeed, that woundology… I was wondring about my own journey reading you. Am I stuck at this part of the process? I don’t think so but it was good to guess. Love Carolyn Myss. Thank you so much for posting this and sharing your unique experience on self-growth. It helps always to have another one’s perspective and insight to question and challenge us on our journey to expansion.


    • Thank you Joelle. Yes woundology is sticky and tricky. So easy to get stuck. It does take honest self-evaluation.
      Caroline Myss is definitely one of my heroes!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.


  7. It comes from Saida Desilets’ Succulence Revolution, to become multi-orgasmic women and tap into our raw energy. Check her book, The Emergence of the Sensual Women, as well as her website and facebook page, so inspiring…


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