As a healer I’m confronted on a regular basis with the challenge of: How can I help facilitate the healing process? Healing is a complex process where not only the physical, but emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects need to be addressed as well. These aspects are all parts of our being, and when in balance and healthy, our well-being.
True healing does come from the inside out, but what if it can’t get out? What if one does not know that there is scar tissue stuck deep within a muscle affecting one’s gait and causing pain, or that there’s an emotional cyst in one’s neck causing stiffness and headaches from the stress of experiencing or witnessing a childhood trauma. Pain, wounds, anguish, stress, grief, loss…tend to cause us to contract to protect our injured selves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Contraction is an attempt to hide from our pains.
Unfortunately, contraction also inhibits the healing process. Healing doesn’t feel good. All aspects of our pains need to be felt for them to heal. Through opening up, through expanding, we can create the space to heal. Blood will flow to clean out an infection, emotional blockages will release, mental fears will subside, and the soul will begin to shine through. With or without the assistance of healers, let’s all find ways to create the space for healing for ourselves and for others.