There is an increasing body of research that shows that meditation is helpful if not essential for healing. However, many of us have experienced situations that have turned us away from a connection that is more spiritual in nature.
Spiritual wounding can be caused from a variety of trauma, much of it received in childhood, but not always. Examples of spiritual wounding can be found in families where religion was used as a means of controlling the members of the family, in families where one (or both) of the parents was dismissive or openly opposed to any type of spiritual connection. Wounding can happen if the child questions doctrine and is not given guidance that is helpful. It can also happen if there is clergy abuse, or if a parent professes public piety but doesn’t live it at home
Treatment of spiritual wounds does not require any change in one’s religious or spiritual beliefs. Treatment does help remove and resolve blocks to a satisfying spiritual connection.