By Ellany Lea • SEP 04, 2019 • 2 Min Read
The Burden Child • Wounded Child Archetypes
A wounded child archetype is a set of traits and behaviours acquired in childhood from parental or cultural conditioning that falsely defined who you truly are.
False Identities to Release
🗝 I am a bother
🗝 It’s best if I’m gone
🗝 I am a burden
SYMPTOMS + PERPETUATING BEHAVIORS
Do you recognize these symptoms or behaviors that perpetuate the wound?
🌀 Stay small and mousy, so not to make noise, make waves or bother anyone.
🌀 Extraordinarily capable and self-reliant, rarely creating support systems that allow others to give to me, thus feeling alone and isolated (curse of self-sufficiency).
🌀 Feel obligated to jump in and rescue / fix everything that is wrong, unable not to.
🌀 Lack trust, unable to lean on others, fearing enormity my needs / desires.
🌀 Heard parents often argue loudly and/or violently about (lack of) money.
🌀 Rarely express most vulnerable self.
🌀 Live minimally, even depriving self, so not to burden spouse, parents, work, nature.
If you do recognize yourself in these archetypes, here are some practices to maturate and integrate that wounded child.
🌹 Select relationships that are equally giving and receiving, where neither is a burden to the other.
🌹 Connect deeply and welcome with love my feelings / needs / desires, knowing they are valid, reasonable, and essential to my well being and to the blossoming of the world.
🌹 Fulfill my own needs / desires which empowers self to see my true strength.
... and more inside the Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook!
Wounded CHild Archetypes Assessment
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