The definition of healing is ‘the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again’.
For me, the key word here is ‘again.’
‘Again’ suggests that you’re getting back to something. And I believe that means getting back to your truest, whole self.
I’ve always had resistance to the word ‘healer’. Recently I’ve been told that my gift is healing a number of times and it doesn’t quite sit well with me.
Because no-one can heal you. Healing isn’t something that someone does TO you.
All healing is self-healing.
YOU are a powerful healer. We all are.
And healing usually happens through challenge, through discomfort and even pain.
Times when everything feels chaotic and uncertain, times when you’re feeling frustrated or stuck.
These are the times when a part of you is being healed.
Another layer is being peeled back.
And this can feel raw, tender, exposing.
You have to be willing.
Willing to sit with the discomfort.
Willing to let the new settle until it becomes normal, familiar and comfortable.
Willing to carve a new way in the world, a fresh way of being.
And to accept the ripples this creates in your reality, the discomfort of those around you, letting go of what no longer fits.
The process is not easy.
And it’s not linear.
You might feel like you’re getting nowhere for the longest time and then, suddenly, you make a quantum leap.
The fact that you’re here reading this means that you are available to this kind of deep, transformative healing.
And I know that’s a two-edged sword. (Believe me, I regularly say to my teachers, ‘Come on! Really? Surely I’ve done enough’.)
But, of course, it’s never ‘done’.
We’re here to learn, to evolve, to get back to the true essence of who we are.
So today, if you feel called, I invite you to reflect on these questions:
- What healing balm does the part of you that’s hurting the most need right now? What would soothe her? What would allow her to open and feel love?
- What lost parts of you are you ready to call home? What qualities have you disowned or suppressed? How can you let them know you’re ready for them to come back to you?
Often the answers to these questions are very simple. You don’t have to figure it out in your head. Just ask the questions and notice what comes to you.
Take the next step.
I’m with you.