If you’re like most people, your relationship with your mother is complicated. You may have felt hurt, anger, resentment, or betrayal. And if you haven’t healed these wounds, they can continue to cause problems in your life.
This blog post will discuss 50 affirmations for the mother wound. These affirmations will help you forgive and love your mom for everything she’s done (or hasn’t done). They will also help you heal yourself and create a better relationship with yourself.
What is the Mother Wound?
The mother wound is a term used to describe the psychological and emotional damage often inflicted on children by their mothers. This damage can be caused by various things, such as neglect, verbal abuse, or emotional abandonment.
If you’ve experienced the mother wound, you may feel like you’re not good enough or that you’re not worth loving. You may also have difficulty forming healthy relationships with other people.
Learning from Bethany Webster
Bethany Webster is the leading expert on the mother wound. She says:
“…With very few exceptions, from the day girls are born, they are conditioned to split off from their truth. This creates anxiety, doubt, shame and it’s the core issue at the center of women’s empowerment.
I call this split the Mother Wound and healing it will be the most profound inner work you ever do. As we heal the Mother Wound, we cultivate an inner mother that can give us the support we’ve longed for, allowing us to become the unstoppable, undaunted women we’re being called to become at this time in history.”Bethany Webster
Healing the Mother Wound
As Bethany suggests, when we heal the mother wound, we can step into our true power, free from the doubts, shame, and anxiety that living in our mother’s world has created. We free ourselves from the shackles those feelings create in us.
When you heal the mother wound, you view other women differently–with compassion, caring, and love. You are supportive and nurturing towards yourself and others in a way that perhaps your own mother never was.
To be clear, men can have the mother wound, too, just as women can have a father wound. But the mother wound is significantly more profound in women, just as the father wound is significantly more profound in men.
(This is, of course, an overgeneralization and is not meant to negate or diminish the experience of nonbinary and trans individuals.)
50 Affirmations to Heal the Mother Wound
1. I am worthy of love and respect.
2. My mother was doing the best she could at the time.
3. I forgive my mother for any pain she caused me.
4. I release all anger and resentment I feel toward my mother.
5. I understand that my mother was wounded too.
6. I accept my mother for who she is, faults and all.
7. I release my need for my mother to be perfect.
8. I am capable of giving and receiving love.
9. I am open to having a healthy relationship with my mother (or any other important female figure in my life).
10. I am a good person, worthy of love and respect.
11. I am strong, capable, and courageous.
12. I am beautiful, inside and out.
13. My opinion matters.
14. It is safe for me to express my feelings.
15. All my needs are met.
16. I am surrounded by people who love and support me.
17. I am worthy of a healthy, loving relationship.
18. I approve of myself just the way I am.
19. It is okay for me to make mistakes.
20. I am allowed to be human.
21. I love and approve of myself just the way I am.
22. I am safe.
23. I am loved.
24. I forgive myself for any pain I have caused myself.
25. I release all anger and resentment I feel toward myself.
26. I understand that I am doing the best I can at this time.
27. I accept myself for who I am, faults and all.
28. I release my need for myself to be perfect.
29. I am kind and gentle with myself.
30. I nurture and care for myself in the way that I deserve.
31. I listen to my body and give it what it needs.
32. I am worthy of taking up space in the world.
33. I am allowed to be visible.
34. I have a right to my own opinion.
35. It is safe for me to assert myself and speak my truth.
36. I love and approve of myself just the way I am.
37. It is safe for me to ask for what I need from others.
38. I now release my shame and doubt I’ve held for myself.
39. I release my anger and resentment toward my mother and myself.
40. I free myself from the need to have a perfect mother or be a perfect daughter.
41. I love my mother as she is.
42. I am kind and gentle with my mother.
43. I release the need for my mother to fulfill my needs.
44. It is okay if my mother does not understand my journey.
45. It is okay if I do not understand my mother’s journey.
46. I respect my mother’s choices even if I do not agree with them.
47. I allow myself to be vulnerable with my mother.
48. I give myself permission to set boundaries with my mother.
49. I love myself even if my mother does not.
50. I accept my past and focus on my future.