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By Sheila Kadeer

I Have been working with female entrepreneurs for a long time now, helping them to clear their path to success and build a sustainable business. In every single case, there has been one constant hurdle they have had to overcome, and even more so if they are a spiritual entrepreneur.

The Witch Wound.

This is not something you will find in any conventional business course. If I knew about this at the start of my journey, I could have saved myself a lot of time and money.

This wound is held in the collective consciousness from the times of the witch trials. Wise women, healers, shamans, midwives and intuitives were persecuted and even killed for their gifts and beliefs. Women were becoming way too powerful, and the patriarchy needed to remain in control, and so the witch trials were born. The time of the witch trials spanned from the 14th to 18th centuries and it is estimated between 40,000 and 100,000 people were killed worldwide!

Imagine being put to death, shamed, tortured all for being a strong and intuitive woman and being seen by society as:

  • Too weird
  • Too outspoken
  • Too different

Let’s think about the consequences of this. FEAR. Fear would have been rife at this time in history.

This fear is stored in our DNA and handed down from our ancestors who lived through these times. This fear plays out through the ancestral line, and has been doing so for a long time.

Fast forward to modern day entrepreneurship and this collective wounding shows up as:

  1. Fear of being seen. How many times have you held your finger over the go-live button and broken out in a cold sweat? I see so many females holding themselves back in business because of this fear. This is actually a fear that will keep you invisible and stop you from getting your gifts out into the world.
  2. Comparing yourself to others. You end up looking at everyone else and thinking they are better than you. Stalking other coaches and then feeling like an imposter or a fraud. This comes from those memories of lifetimes where others feared you for your witchcraft, and friends and family would turn you in to save themselves from persecution. This fear of being a fraud will lead to you undervaluing your services.
  3. People pleasing. Not wanting to draw attention to yourself because, on a deeper level, you remember making a scene led to your downfall. This will stop you from making that post just in case you rock the boat. Better to stay in the shadows.
  4. Not expressing yourself fully. Problems with your throat area and speaking your truth. You just won’t write the post that will move your business forward. You won’t talk about what you do confidently.
  5. Fear of authority and getting into trouble. Of course, this comes from the witch trials as well, but this will stop you from putting contracts in place, keeping on top of your finances. All these will keep your business small and end up costing you because you don’t have the legal contracts in place to deal with any potential client problems.

It is my firm belief that past life and ancestral healing have a part to play in driving your business forward.

I remember working with a client who was not earning the money she wanted, clients were treating her with disrespect, cancelling at short notice, and she was constantly chasing her tail. We went back under hypnosis to a past life and discovered she was a witch. She had been murdered but the villagers. She saw the villagers back then, who were her clients in this life. We did some healing work around this and she was then able to put some boundaries in place in this life.

The result was clients paying on time, more new clients and money flowing with ease, plus a healed relationship with a parent as an added bonus. She was also able to stick to her boundaries without caving in, as she had done previously.

This may not be for everyone, but for myself and my clients, clearing this wound has been an absolute game-changer.

As I look back at my corporate career, I can see how it was playing out there too. That fear of speaking out in meetings, outshining my colleagues and watching people get trodden on as someone else was striving for that next promotion.

Even though I left that toxic environment for the bright lights of entrepreneurship, little did I know the “witch wound” was something I needed to clear for me.

Now I share who I am and what I do with a sense of pride and I am thankful I do not need to hide anymore.