Inhabit: Your Wound

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We all possess a unique constellation of traumas, enacted through your own unique kosmic address, and which can lead to your own unique wisdom. This is what we hope to help you uncover today.


ur traumas can be a paralytic that prevents us from moving forward in our life, or they can become a source of rocket fuel, pushing us farther toward our own deepest purpose than we ever thought possible. It all comes down to how we choose to relate to and manage our various traumas and wounds, and how much embodied awareness we can bring to them.

The problem, of course is that when we get stuck in our trauma, when we lose traction and begin spinning our wheels, we are no longer allowing ourselves to mature as genuine “wounded healers”. We lose the ability speak about our wounds with any real clarity — we can only speak from that place of injury, preventing us from discovering the unique wisdom that is waiting to be discovered inside the wound.

Which is why Ryan and I wanted to devote a full episode to all the wounded healers out there (which is pretty much all of us) so that we can grieve together, support each other, heal together, and uncover the two chambers of our timeless heart — one that can never ever be broken, and one that always already is.

Written by Corey deVos
Music by Justin Miles and Stuart Davis

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Ryan Oelke

About Ryan Oelke

Ryan Oelke is a co-founder and teacher at Buddhist Geeks and a Senior Teacher of The Realization Process. He has an MSEd in counseling psychology and is contemplative teacher of awakening, healing, and embodiment. He has 20 years experience in meditation, particularly in the Tibetan Buddhist and Dzogchen lineages. Ryan teaches meditation and a way of living dedicated to revealing natural presence and awakening in each moment of our lives, regardless of how it appears to us.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is editor and producer of Integral Life. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996. Corey is also a professional woodworker, and many of his artworks can be found in his VisionLogix art gallery.