This you have said really, REALLY resonates, and I thank you for your obvious desire to become part of the solution. This issue is a global scourge.
I personally define “evil” as the wilfull destruction of a person’s Self-hood for purely selfish motives without ANY regard for said innocent Person. This includes all forms of bondage, subjugation & any forceful, invasive act that overrides an individual’s rightful claim to safety, security & self-esteem.
Clearly there is much work to be done here, for any Individual who feels motitivated to do so. I believe you are correct that this trauma inflicts wounds on a Soul level and even if one doesn’t “believe in” reincarnation, as such, wounds to the Soul in the current lifetime are no less devastating.
A person cannot live without their Soul, but merely exist. Reminds me of a story from the Native American tradition, wherein the elders of the tribe instigate a ritual they refer to as “Calling Your Spirit Back”, because, as they said to the wounded warrior, “A Man cannot live without his spirit.”
Again, thank you Evangelos, for your input. Z