2. The Wounded Child


The Mother and Child, by Henriette Browne Mutter, 1901

We are all wounded children at one time or another in our lives.

Wounding is a part of every life. Much as our parents may try to protect us, we inevitably run into situations where we feel wounded, afraid, or unable to be kept safe from life’s difficulties.

The Wounded Child is represented in characters like Charlie Brown from Peanuts — facing the difficulties of not receiving any Valentines on Valentines Day or getting the football pulled out from under him again and again by Lucy.

When we have been seriously wounded physically or emotionally, there needs to be a recovery process.  Part of recovery is a natural healing that comes from time, new experiences, and growing more aware and knowledgeable about how to deal with adversity in the world.   Learn more about healing your Wounded Child in “Know Thyself.”

Next Archetype:  The Warrior


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