healing change move love livesI love the image of the healed ‘thing’, be it a heart, a bone, a wound, even an idea.  Of being stronger our self than it was originally. Often we bring our healing to the case physicality.  Yet, I believe it can be closer to the heart.  If we we open up and let those experiences and emotions into our lives.

Healing is a word that’s become more common and is worth understanding.  What does it really mean? I’m still asking the question. For me, the answer is continually unfolding into endless complexity and, at the same time, into an elegant and beautiful simplicity.

I’m not sure this kind of inquiry ever really ends. It’s one of those questions where the answer seems obvious at first, but if we are willing to dive deep into the inquiry, the less certain the answer becomes.  I feel it’s one we should honor for ourselves.

What is healing?

Opening to the wounds and letting them heal, from the inside out, exposing them to the wind and sun and time, allowing yourself to get better, be cared for and grow.

It is about being awake and living where you are alive, accepting yourself, finding something to love and embrace and cherish – in you – instead of dying while you are alive by pushing away what’s real and true, which we are especially prone to do when something is painful.

A step between grieving and growing.  And, when you look back on it, it often feels like a rich time that served a positive purpose. Why not look at it that way as you’re in it? Be an observer, take that view.

A process

Healing is a process we are told.  Yet, could it be more than this.  Change and choice are critical aspect.  Moving out of the of victim consciousness into taking responsibility.   Rather, most of us shut out the painful situations and push them away.

Like so much in life, healing has to happen if we want to get closer to who we really are.  Healing from the inside-out..

Receive. Give. Be Still.

When I say choice , I mean change.   We always have the opportunity to make choices.  Yet at times we take the easier route and stay in the dis-ease.  Change can be positive, or even if it a loss takes us forward.   To move forward, we must move through, in and around.  Even positive changes can come with challenges with our need to adapt.

Relationships and love

We hold in ourselves, within our heart emotions creating a crevasse in our lives.  Sometimes  deep grooves blocking our energy flow from expressing who we really.

Examples might be ending a relationship that no longer serves you. It’s still painful and there’s still a process you must go through. The groove still stays within. Our first reaction is to push it away and avoid it.  It will take longer to resolve and will cut deeper into our soul. Embrace and experience the emotion.  You’ll move through with less anguish and angst and you can enjoy the growth that occurs.

Our purpose

The purpose of our lives is to become whole and to move toward a vision of ourselves.  Our lives are here to be lived, alive, vibrant and whole. Whole by definition means accepting ALL the parts of ourselves and all our emotions, feelings and experiences. Without judgement and without exception.

I believe we should stay connected to what sustains us and know that we are perfect just as we are. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t change, it just means you have an urge toward something different.  You know you’re perfect just as you are. Right here, right now. Perfect.  Heal the deep grooves in our heart.

Healing the past is the first step.

Change to living in the present

Gratitude can get you there. Forgiveness even greater.

There is always something, even on the darkest of days. And, you can make it about you. Love yourself.

Bear witness to your change and acknowledge its need in your life. You will be healed.

I like the image of dancing with healing. It’s a way to visualize engaging with it that’s more joyful than anything else.

Be grateful for your skills, your talent, the people in your life, your eyesight, your health – any of it, all of it. It’s the biggest healing there is.