Mother Wounds are traumas that are passed down from generation to generation and have a profound impact on our lives. Mother Wounds can show up in many ways in your life including addictions, eating disorders, fear of success, self-sabotage, shame, guilt, diminishing yourself and your potential, codependency in relationships, comparing yourself all the time with other women, guilt for not being a "better daughter", guilt for wanting more than you have and not being "content", and so much more.
The Mother Wound is something that affects your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and many more generations of your maternal heritage, and is a result of the oppressive patriarchal cultures that have over-run the planet since 3500 years ago. Our mothers and grandmothers were themselves suffering from their own Mother Wounds, and thus, passed them on to us. There are so many unrealistic, harmful and oppressive expectations that were placed onto the role of "mother" in society, and rather than honor Motherhood for its profound creative force, it was diminished and damaged. As a result, mothers have, for the most part, been unable to love THEMSELVES unconditionally. If they were unable to love themselves unconditionally, it is not possible for them to love their children unconditionally - even among the most loving and kind of mothers. We simply cannot give what we do not have.