WOMEN + WEALTH: Healing the Witch Wound


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There are many reasons why women hold themselves back from stepping into their full potential but as Venus goes into retrograde let’s look at one of the biggies.

As a woman starts to awaken and her consciousness expands she begins to tap into the collective experience and shared ‘pain body’ of woman.

Every month with our cycle we tap even deeper into that shared sisterhood experience.

As her passion and purpose begin to stir within her she faces the dark places that hold us all back.

One of which is the fear of what happens when an awakened woman decides to “put her head above the parapet” and dare to be seen.



The legacy of disempowered and abused women is felt by all of us, carried by all of us, whether you like it or not.

The moment an awakening woman sticks her hand up and declares she will live a life of purpose, aligned with her feminine power and gifts, she rouses the shadow of all that has gone before and held us back.

Only a few generations ago over 40,000 people across Europe were slaughtered as ‘Witches’ because they worked with herbs, the energies of the land or with intuition.

This wound runs deep.

Even today in modern life there is prejudice and ridicule, medical misdiagnosis and religious and cultural condemnation of the non-physical and mystical.

It still takes bloody courage to stand up as a woman in your innate gifts and powers.



You may not be drowned or burned at the stake but there are still plenty of messages and mindsets seeking to suppress the power of woman.

Only this week Instagram banned the use of the word #Goddess as it has been used too many times as a tag for explicit and pornographic images of women. Still the Goddess is being abused and misused, leading to her suppression, even on social media! (Please create Instagram posts and use the tag #BringBackTheGoddess)




So no wonder when a woman decides to heed the call of her soul and to step up to be seen, perhaps expressing her calling and sharing her gifts via an Intuitive Business, massive fear and resistance can surface.

Another way I talk about this is as women stepping out of the ‘Spiritual Closet’. I spoke about this at a conference many years ago and it resonated deeply with thousands of you.

What I call ‘The Witch Wound’ can hold women back from wealth. By wealth I mean prosperity that is not just for her alone and not just financial. I mean wealth of joy, fulfillment, love, self-esteem, serving others, providing for herself and her family and of serving the greater whole.

The Witch Wound keeps us in hiding, toeing the line, playing it safe and playing small.

Healing the Witch Wound starts with……



Acknowledging whether this wound is holding you back in your own life.



Noticing how it is affecting you right now. Is there a truth you are not sharing? A step you are not taking out of fear? Is there something you’d love to do in your life but are afraid of how others will react?



Do you have intuitive knowings, gifts and abilities that you are hiding? Why? What are your personal concerns?



Take a moment to notice where these fears are sitting in your body or energy fields. Just feel and notice it as physical sensations in your body. Don’t get pulled into the mental narrative. Just notice and feel where any fear is held within your body.



Place your hand over this place if you can and offer soothing love and comfort as you might a beloved child or animal. Feel the warmth and soothing from your own hand.



Breathe into this place inside you. Breathe into any sensations. Breathe through any emotions that surface. Don’t seek to fix or analyse anything, just breathe into it.



Then gently begin to self-soothe and transform the energy of this wound with mantras such as: “I am safe. It is now safe for me to be all I can be. It is now safe for me step out of the Spiritual Closet. I am supported and loved.”



Do this daily for 21 days as you start to take small action steps towards the life you are here to live.

With every small step into your truth come back to the above practice as new layers of healing opportunities present themselves.

Stepping up and out as an awakening, sensitive, intuitive woman will always bring stuff up for you. Having a good practice to transform the old wounds and to self-soothe will keep you moving forward and help you to keep growing and being all you came here to be.

Bit by bit we can each help to heal the Witch Wound not just for us individually but for our soulful sisterhood.

We are awakening together.


Lots of love,

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WOMEN + WEALTH: Healing the Witch Wound

Also check out the work of the amazing Lisa Lister and her latest book Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic. which I believe speaks about the Witch Wound beautifully. I intentionally haven’t read it yet (I’m bursting to!) because I’m working on my own book and want to make sure I’m writing completely from my own experience, intuition and research.


4 thoughts on “WOMEN + WEALTH: Healing the Witch Wound”

  1. Dear Penny,
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I’m so sorry that you went through that. Even though it was a chance to face, feel and heal past lives etc I can imagine it must have been awful to go through, especially in that environment. It really brings it home to me how we are programmed and how religion is still suppressing the feminine. Of course this then translates to how the medical system responds to transformational experiences or healing crises. It’s all a huge misreading of the human, spiritual, psychological experience. I won’t go into the history of the church and how fear has been used to keep people away from their own intuitive power and connection with the Divine. I’ll just say thank goodness you are feeling better now and that you have the awareness to see how your past life pain was triggered by the damaging dogma you were witness to. I also know not all churches and religions are like that. I grew up with a Mother who as a psychic medium and a father whose family were Christians in the ‘high church’ of England, which I also grew up in. I’m sure your awareness and your training will stand you in good sense to make a significant difference in the world. I celebrate that.
    K ♥

  2. This is going to be long. My Witch Wound runs very deep. I have vivid memories of being executed as a witch on at least 7 different occasions, – twice burned at the stake, once drowned, once stoned, once crushed and twice hanged. In this life time I am an Empath, an Intuitive, a bird whisper, and a Medium. I am 57 and have hidden these gifts for nearly 45 years, using them only when necessary or when I felt safe too, and then under the guise of being a counselor in a woman’s centre and emergency shelter. I am slowly stepping out of the witch closet and surrounding myself with like minded people, and I have moved to a larger urban area where it is generally more accepted to be who you are. I have spent a great deal of energy working on my Witch Wound, and have been successful to a great degree, or at least thought I had, until recently.

    I work part time at an arts centre as an usher, loving all the free culture and getting paid to watch it. Great job. I however, managed to sign up to work a three day event without knowing what it was. I arrived at work to find out that it was a 3 day Catholic Youth Conference with 800, 14 year olds, mostly girls, coming together to give their lives to Jesus. The weekend consisted of workshops on how to be the woman that God wants you to be; a Catholic Mass; how to recognize evil and how to protect yourself from evil, etc. and also included a lecture about psychics and witches being an instrument of satan. Needless to say I was very “uncomfortable” during the entire weekend. But was not feeling in any real jeopardy Until the last hour of the weekend.

    It was at this point, after the Adoration ceremony, when these 800 young people had taken the vow to give their lives to Jesus, that the Priest started to explain to them exactly what that meant, that they were now a part of God’s army, fighting Christians who were fighting on God’s and Jesus’s behalf. On hearing these words, I had a visceral reaction and my body went into fight or flight mode instantly. I experienced such fear and pain as I had never in this life time felt before. The memories, the pain and the emotions of those 7 past lives rushed in and exploded on me all at once. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. I could not breathe, my vision blurred, my heart was racing and I broke out in a violent sweat. I could not fight the urge to run and so I literally ran from the balcony where I was working, which turned out to be a mistake, because when I came running out through the doors into the lobby, I came face to face with 3 dozen Christians what were chaperones for the weekend, and there was no denying that something was wrong. So in the effort to be good Christians, I now had there full attention, and they were rushing toward me trying to help me as I was obviously in a fully blown panic attack. All I could do was back myself into a corner and put up my hands saying “stop, don’t touch me” over and over again. They were backing away when my supervisor came to my rescue and he took me downstairs to the VIP room to lay down and get some water. He was very supportive and stayed until I calmed down, almost an hour, and then paid for a cab ride home for me rather than having me take the bus.

    It turns out however, that there are not many that are as supportive of me as my supervisor. I told a few and they came just a little short of telling me that I am lunatic. One person even went so far as to explain the “symbolism” behind those words to me as if I did not have a comprehension of them. I have a MSc in Metaphysics and am doing my PhD on cellular memory and accessing ancestral memories through the use of ritual and ceremony. So I know I am not a lunatic. Only one of the four people that I have told this experience to has been supportive. It is experiences such as this that have kept me in the spiritual closet for most of my life.

  3. Hello Kimberly, you speak my words – incredible!!! This is it! We have so learned to ignore our super powers of even keep them a secret. If you tell someone that death doesn’t exist and explain to someone how remote-healing works.. that our body does everything what we want… it is a long way but we need to get out! We will no longer exist as humans when we hold back – everything what is done to mother earth is done because we hold our power back – we are responsible at 50 % for it, because we allowed it! Great that you wrote this article – it just reminded me of my mission! And the steps are wonderful!!!!!!

    Thanks Kimberly I send lots of love to everyone ———– FEEL IT!———

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