Healing = to become sound or healthy again, according to its dictionary definition. Often, the word healing can repel people because it indicates that something needs fixing – and this is not always easy for one to accept about themselves.
First and foremost, one must recognize that for most of us, our childhoods lacked primal support and guidance on navigating our emotions, let alone acknowledging and accepting them. Thus, leading to repressed, unspoken, and tamed responses that manifest on a psychosomatic and physical level.
Without proper guidance, practical tools, and sincere wisdom, healing can be tedious work. A good starting point is exploring the numerous healing modalities that can assist the restoration and transmutation of withheld energies.
But first, you may ask yourself, how do I know if I need healing? You can easily find out through inquiry – ask yourself if you feel at ease/peace with your life/self or not. If you do not feel at ease, something requires your attention. Inquiring can help discover what lies underneath and what you may be avoiding.
– What did I act on or say to allow this (whatever you seek to heal) to happen?
– Am I willing to change this?
– What am I willing to do (act on) to create this change?
It takes guts to acknowledge the pain, fears, avoiding mechanisms, and step into the unknown – which will almost always be uncomfortable – especially in the beginning. But, as one gathers practical tools throughout their journey, healing becomes a joyous process!
A big part of healing consists of:
• Being responsible for your feelings, speech, thoughts, and actions – not blaming another for what you do and are.
• Continuous inquiry when uprooting and feeling heavy emotions/trauma.
• Catching yourself when acting by unconscious and habitual reactions.
• Being open to looking at your wounds, fears, and shame, as much as you are open to acknowledging your positives.
• Transmuting the “negative” to begin operating from the “positive” – whether it be emotions, thoughts, actions, addictions, words, etc.
Healing is not a one-way route – it is a never-ending exploration and self-discovery. Do what resonates with you and works for you, not what works for another. And accept all that presents before you, whether internal or external and respond accordingly (consciously).
From a grander perspective, there is no fixing needed, but rather a remembrance of your virtues, plus the commitment to stand by them. You become sound when you regain steadiness from inside. Devote yourself to your heart’s symphony, and flourish.