Healing is a journey – and a long process. Healing is certainly not one of the easiest things you will ever have to do. But it is one of the most rewarding things you will ever experience. Give yourself the time you need to heal and blossom into the best version of yourself.
Healing is a journey.
Healing is something that we never finish doing. This is because we are always evolving and our lives are always changing. As we begin the healing process, no matter where we are in our life journey, we will uncover more and more that needs to be healed. And as we continue to evolve and become the best versions of ourselves possible, we continue to shift and change.
For example, as you heal yourself you learn more about who you truly are. This means that your hobbies might change, your group of friends might change, and your career could also change. You discover more of what you want out of life and naturally, you also discover things that you do not want in your experience anymore.
Discovering what you want and don’t want takes you further down the path of healing. You may experience some resistance as you first begin. Or maybe you are afraid to make a certain change because you are not sure what awaits you on the other side. So, what do you do? You must work through this and keep going down the path you wish to follow.
Be gentle with you.
If you truly have the desire to heal – and you may have this desire for various reasons that differ from one person to the next – then you have already begun the healing process.
Acknowledging that you need healing is the first step. The second step is accepting what is. You cannot heal something if you are resisting it. You must make peace with what is happening or what you are experiencing. If you continue to deny that anything is wrong, you will block yourself from healing. Acceptance is key. And this does not mean that you are to be happy about what you are experiencing. This simply means that you are aware of it, you are accepting that it is happening, and now you are ready to change your life.
Be gentle with yourself as you begin healing. Be gentle with your mind and body, as they are already under a lot of stress. Self-love and self-care practices are a major part of the healing process. Take time to be with yourself and care for your body in the way you feel called to do. Be your own best friend during your healing process, and you will see results at a much faster rate than if you were to continue putting up resistance and self-sabotaging your progress.
The above affirmation is one that I have been repeating to myself, lately. My body always speaks to me when it is time to make a change.
The body is an extraordinary messenger for the subconscious mind. A lot of physical illness comes from an emotional, mental, or spiritual blockage. (For more on how our thoughts impact our body, take a look at You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay). This means that anything that you have hidden away has the potential to become a physical dis-ease in the body.
When we experience physical symptoms, it is largely due to thought patterns we have held that are negative to our vibration, to who we really are. The physical symptoms arise as a message from our body, letting us know that we need to heal something within ourselves.
My body also communicates with me when I am doing something that is not serving my highest good. For example, if a certain food does not agree with you, stomach pain is your body’s way of letting you know that this food is not in alignment with your higher self, or your highest good. And it could a multitude of things! Perhaps your job gives you anxiety – this is your body’s way of telling you that you need to find something that is in better alignment with your true self.
Regardless of the physical symptom, or the reason for it, no one truly likes feeling unwell in any way. But it is important to remember to thank your body for the messages it is sending you. I know it can be hard to do this, because when we are unwell we tend to think, “What is wrong with me, how long is this going to last, I’m sick of being sick!” Etc. etc. etc.
By showing gratitude for your body, you are showing love to yourself, and you are pre-paving your way for healing. Next time you are feeling unwell, repeat the above affirmation and notice how soon you start to see an improvement in how you feel.
The journey continues.
Once you have accomplished the steps I’ve just outlined, you are ready to delve deep within yourself and heal. Keep these steps in mind as you go deeper and deeper into your healing journey. With each new phase of the journey, you will need to acknowledge, accept, and love yourself.
There are so many different avenues of healing available to us today. No matter what you choose, remember to put the focus on the inner work. Talk with yourself. Speak with a therapist or life coach. Find a good friend you can vent to. Getting the emotions out there will help you to release them from your mind, body, and spirit. A journal is a great companion to have, too.
Remember to always love yourself and be grateful for everything that comes your way. You have the power to heal. Always.