Are you a victim of the injustice wound?
Bandaids, medical gauze, and paracetamol; there’s no end to the treatments available for bloody bruises or painful burns. But what about those wounds that don’t bleed red?
Despite being invisible, such wounds hurt the most. The injustice wound is a perfect example of this.
Usually child poverty can bring up cases of injustice wounds, and this can stay with the person, even if they get rich throughout their lives. Classic examples include people that went from rags to riches, yet are extremely frugal about their purchases and investment decisions.
While a sense of injustice pretty universal, what constitutes a just or unjust action or situation can be debated from culture to culture. Injustice strongly correlates with things like immorality, unfairness, abuse or generally unfair treatment. This can add emotional friction to what could already be a potent wound.
It is interesting that certain primates such as apes can understand the ideas of justice and injustice. In an experiment, an ape was awarded more, and another less, for the same task, the second ape ultimately revolted and refused to cooperate. Parrots have shown to exhibit the same behavioural patterns.
So you see, this wound is more universal than you might think.
How does the Injustice Wound come about?
Injustice wounds typically arise from the following behaviours:
- Parental detachment: This results from living in an environment where the main caregivers are cold, authoritarian, and emotionally absent. Inevitably, the lack of respect and recognition can trigger feelings of injustice.
- Unreasonably high expectations: When a child experiences unreasonably high demands from their elders, they may end up “failing” at meeting these expectations and subsequently feeling inadequate. Their self-esteem may take a hit and eventually develop into a deep-rooted anger. They may feel like they haven’t been treated fairly, unlike other kids their age.
- Emotional suppression: Being unable to express one’s emotions without being judged or scolded can harm an individual’s wellbeing. Emotionally repressed people often bear deep injustice wounds as a result of being deprived of their fundamental human right to show emotion.
Common fears associated with the Injustice Wound
Individuals with an injustice wound may experience the following:
- Fear of losing control or not being in control
- Fearing cold attitudes from others
- Fearing imperfection
- Fear of making mistakes as they resent being wrong or getting in trouble with authority figures
- Fear of being done wrong
How the Injustice Wound shows up
People with an injustice wound can be remarkably demanding of themselves. They may set high expectations for themselves (and punish themselves if they “fail”) as a means to prove their capabilities. Engaging in such behaviours can temporarily boost the individual’s self-esteem, but isn’t a sustainable way to heal the wound.
Here are some other ways that the injustice wound shows up:
- A strong sense of injustice which can be directed at any aspect of their life (but not all necessarily)
- Having a rigid personality resulting from years of mistreatment or emotional abuse
- Trying to secure positions of power and authority to avoid being under anyone else’s control (or expectations)
- Shyness when displaying emotions, or facing difficulty expressing your feelings
- Avoiding people or situations that trigger your injustice wound (including people who made you feel small or wronged in the past)
- Suspicion of being done wrong, even in friendly conversations and exchanges
- Overly defensive or offensive behaviour in occasions where an exchange (monetary or otherwise) is made
- Predisposition or defensive stance against individuals deemed less trustworthy
- A sense that there is a plan, agenda or conspiracy against the person by higher powers or teams (Politicians, religious leaders, local governors, banks, rich people etc.)
- An inner urge to share the information or specifics, or proof that there is a conspiracy planned against them, without actually having concrete, logical proof (of course they might have proof)
- Prejudice against the Legal system, the police, the state, healthcare professionals, caretakers
- Feelings of abandonment, helplessness, despair, disconnection with society
- Rejection of societal values
- Taking pride in a sub-culture (often things like gangs, mafia, etc, but not always)
Typical beliefs arising from the Injustice Wound
Individuals with the injustice wound fear rejection and feel they aren’t “good enough” for most people. This makes them feel like they aren’t worthy of receiving love. Hence, such people may assume they aren’t allowed to ask for support because they don’t deserve it.
People like to feel very disconnected with injustice, as if it is something that only happens to certain individuals that belong to certain groups, and never to them. They like to reject any possibility of today’s checks and balances being wrong in any way, allowing them to be left vulnerable.
There is a general belief that it “will not happen to me”. Unfortunately, and especially if you are in a weak state, there are very little that can correct wrongdoings, both financially and mentally. A very small percentage of people are able to make an informed decision regarding the right course of action, in case of malice or injustice against them. This is very evident in the world around us with what we have been living through over the last 3 years.
How to heal from the injustice wound
Start becoming more aware of your own sense of injustice in the world. Above I mentioned how some people like to disconnect from it.
Another way this shows up is that they direct their injustice energy toward something specific.
For example, someone might be annoyed by the much-talked-about corruption in the recent World Cup, while simultaneously being highly vocal on the subject of animal cruelty. While both of these are widely accepted, this person might not then apply their same principles and values at a larger or more macro level. So, for example, they won’t engage with the evident worldwide corruption among politics and the health industrial complex, and how badly humans have been treated as a result. The same themes are at play, but on a different level.
Someone who doesn’t care for corruption, or the way that living beings are treated, probably wouldn’t be bothered about this happening on a global level. But this seems to be an obvious omission for someone who does appear on the surface to care about such things. If you spot this going on, it could be a clue that there is an injustice wound at play.
I’m sharing that example with you because it might help you to see where you are disconnecting from injustices that would normally stimulate a response in you.
So questions to ask yourself might be what is it that makes me not want to connect or be open to these injustices?
If you would like to start healing the loss wound, then here are come clearances you do using Head Trash Clearance;
- losing control
- perfection, being perfect
- being wronged
Would you like to heal this wound?
I’ve created a Wound Healing Activation for the Injustice wound. These Wound Healing Activations have been created so that you can start healing your emotional wounds yourself.
My Wound Healing Activations include;
Wound Healing Journal
My Wound Healing Journal includes lots of prompts to help you explore this wound in yourself. The questions help you to explore the various facets of our emotional wounds so that you can better understand where the wound may have come from, who’s connected to it for you, and how it shows up for you.
My Wound Healing Journal also helps you to track your healing as you work through healing the wound.
Mini-masterclass on the Wound
I’ve created a video on this wound to help you think through how the Neglect wound might be showing up for you. Watch this with the Wound Healing Journal to hand so that you can make notes and identify the various aspects of this wound you need to heal.
Healing Activation Session Audio MP3
This is a Wound Healing Activation audio that will explore the various aspects of this wound. This is deep working audio healing activation that will activate the healing within you by releasing a lot of the deeply buried memories and conflicts. This audio is equivalent to a session with me.
Explore other universal wounds
The Injustice Wound is one of many universal wounds that we all suffer from. Find out more about these in these related blog posts
- The Humiliation Wound
- The Trust Wound
- The Scarcity Wound
- The Betrayal Wound
- The Loss Wound
- The Neglect Wound
- The Guilt Wound
- The Abandonment Wound
- The Rejection Wound
Healing audio tracks for all of these wounds can be found in The Clearance Club. The Clearance Club is a vault of head trash clearance resources to help you free your mind of stresses and anxieties, and let go of those things that getting in the way of your happiness.