Alma Lewtom

Injustice: How To Handle It

After looking into humiliation, betrayal, abandonment and rejection, it’s time to take an honest look at the final wound of The 5 Soul Wounds: injustice. Let’s uncover in this article what injustice is, how it affects the psyche, and how to heal from this experience.

 

Injustice: What It Is and How It Affects Us

Injustice is a form of violation that inflicts undeserved hurt, an unfair treatment that brings suffering (often, due to biases, prejudices, or rigid mentalities involving punishment for real or perceived acts misaligned with a certain system of values).

The wound of injustice is prevalent in society, and it has been perpetuated since ages due to misperceptions passed down through generations. Injustice and punishment are closely linked. There is a mental view that punishment is the way to go about someone who does not conform to certain rules and norms of behavior; yet this often creates a situation of injustice, and it may also make matters worse both on the emotional level, and possibly on the physical level since all levels are interconnected. It may be so, since punishment is seen as the way to bring correction. Punishment doesn’t bring correction though, it only perpetuates fear and unsafety. As stated in A Course in Miracles, “the belief that punishment brings correction is clearly insane”.

When an unjust situation occurs, the emotional body reacts with anger, anxiety, depression. Anger — and to the extreme end, rage — are common responses after experiencing injustice. And, unfortunately, showcasing these painful emotions in the midst of a situation where not all parties are concerned with fairness, it can make matters worse.

 

How To Handle Injustice

Injustice is not easy to deal with and it can bring loads of psychological and emotional distress, depending on the intensity and the complexity of the experience. I’ve put in writing a few steps I find helpful for healing it, and I hope you find them helpful too.

Here are 3 steps to heal the injustice wound, on the inner level:

1. Pay attention to your inner dialogue. This is such an important step, since our thoughts have a direct impact on the way we experience life and the way we manage and resolve difficult situations. It’s vital to look at your thoughts and transform the falseness into truth. As A Course in Miracles teaches, we can ask the Holy Spirit to transform our thoughts about injustice:

“The world is fair because the Holy Spirit has brought injustice to the light within, and there has all unfairness been resolved and been replaced with justice and with love. If you perceive injustice anywhere, you need but say:
By this do I deny the Presence of the Father and the Son. And I would rather know of Them than see injustice, which Their Presence shines away.”

2. Learn to self-soothe your emotional pain. Fully acknowledge your suffering without denying or minimizing it. Find ways to transform your emotional pain (for example, writing works wonders for me).

3. Forgive yourself, forgive the people with whom the situation was created, and forgive the situation altogether, when you are ready to let it all go. This way you give yourself the gift of Freedom.

On the outer level, here are 3 steps that can help you heal this wound:

1. If you are unable to process your emotional pain by yourself or with people you trust, seek out a therapist that can help you do that. Asking for help isn’t shameful, it’s a sign of strength.

2. Do your best to restore justice to the situation. This doesn’t mean vengeance. Rather, standing up for yourself in a firm manner, and seeking to bring just balance to the situation. If this doesn’t happen on the physical level on your timeline or in the way you’d want to, trust that the Holy Spirit will do this for you at the perfect moment, and pray for love and justice to be restored.

3. Seek out ways to bring more justice into the world. There are so many examples of heroic personalities who suffered great injustice and then dedicated their life to Justice (eg. Martin Luther King Jr). Sometimes our greatest suffering makes us aware of our purpose on the Earth plane.

 

More Resources To Help You Heal

If you want to dive deeper into the psyche and heal the injustice wound, I welcome you on the Cleansing with the Elements Journey. It’s a meditation series I created for my inner healing, and I’m sure you’d benefit from the assistance of the elements of Water, Air, Fire and Earth to help you release your troubles and restore your peace of mind when you need it. Get access to it when you sign up to my weekly newsletter.

And, if you are a poetry lover and you know the healing power of Art, I welcome you to consider the lyrical journey of my book Embraced by Love. It takes one from trauma to healing and love through 111 poems, and it’s like ointment for the Soul.

With Love,

P.S. I hope you’ve been enjoying my blog posts and they’ve been helpful to you – thank you for reading them! I’m taking a summer break from blogging for the next months, since I want to focus my creative energies to important personal matters and projects. I’ll keep sending you messages in your inbox and on social during the summer, so make sure to follow if your want to hear from me! May You have a lovely Summer, Friend!

P.P.S. The information contained on my webpages and social media posts is for entertainment purposes only. All views expressed are solely those of the individuals involved and they are not meant to diagnose or treat any mental health condition. If you are experiencing mental health symptoms, we encourage you to contact a mental health provider in your community. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room. Much Love ♡

 

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