About Healing

Healing is a process, it takes work, it takes time and it takes baby steps.

sprint or walk... keep going and you'll reach your goal.  quotes.  advice.  wisdom.  life lessons.  motivation. inspiration.  goals.  dreams.

There are no quick fixes or magic pills. The choice to heal generally starts when you have reached a major crisis point in your life.

Major relationship issues, addictions, serious or chronic health problems, excessive stress  / breakdown, spiritual crisis or confusion / serious mental health issues, chronic depression, career dissatisfaction, financial issues, loss of a loved one, issues with control – abuse, neglect or trauma etc..

Something needs to change, you need to feel better, you need to understand more and you want to live. There is no more denial, no more blame. you are ready to take responsibility for your life and for your emotional, physical and spiritual health.

Sometimes, it's a good reminder to know that change is never immediate. It takes times and to have patience.

You’ve used things to cope and you now realise, that no one can save you but yourself.

You want to look better, feel better and act better, have a meaningful existence and a great life.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you. @notsalmon

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot

It's Never Too Late to start over. #inspiration #motivation

Healing takes courage and faith. It takes the belief that you deserve freedom and peace, happiness, wellbeing and contentment.

Healing takes three forms:

Healing the Physical

Healing the Emotional

Healing the Spiritual

All three are needed. All three interlap. Mind, Body & Soul

We all know that a healthy diet and regular exercise are an important part of health and physical healing. We know seeing a counsellor or therapist regularly can be an important part of emotional health and healing but what most people don’t realize is that these two things alone will not heal you.

True healing is much deeper than that.

The spiritual aspect of health is overlooked by modern society. Due to this, it has tragically caused huge confusion, stress and illness in people.

It is misunderstood.

It is feared and it is avoided – like pretending our spirit doesn’t exist. Many fear delving into that side of life. They don’t really understand what it means or where to go for balanced guidance or help.

I personally found that that the majority of spiritual healers or alternative therapists, although well-meaning are not fully healed themselves, are ‘too open’, and therefore are not balanced in their approach.

does his hair give him his powers?

Choosing who to see for guidance can either be a very painful lesson or an uplifting experience.

Most often you need to keep going back regularly, keep handing out money and you end up in the same place (or deeply confused or worse traumatized) and the deep underlying emotional or spiritual issues still remain.

Many times those that help heal your spirit are people you randomly come across in your life.

The people you meet for a time and who pass on their hard sought wisdom.They know the suffering you’re experiencing because they’ve been there. These are the Wounded Healers.

Healing Your Past

Spiritual healing requires looking into the past and the present to create a better future, it requires self analysis and self reflection. It requires courage and it requires faith. Sometimes you have to go back before you can move forward.

My blog will delve into the spiritual aspect of healing from what I’ve experienced so far. It’s my goal to keep it simple and understandable rather than mystical and while you may not agree on all my subjects, keeping an open mind is important.

The spiritual aspect of life is not meant to be a big secret only given to a select few, and it’s not meant to be weird or confusing. It can be a safe and healing process where you slowly gain wisdom, understanding, happiness and good health.

Just like everything in life, there is good and bad stuff out there.

Use your instincts and learn to step away if need be to keep yourself safe. There are many times I wish I’d done just that, it took me a long time and a lot of painful lessons to finally trust myself and my instincts, and to walk away from often well meaning but potentially damaging people.

If you are reading this blog, like me, you are on your own quest for healing, understanding and well being.

I hope from some of my own experiences I can be of benefit to you in some way.

True healing is for the brave, so never give up – in the end it will be worth it.

Love & baby steps,

SilverGirl

http://www.silvergirlshine.wordpress.com

12 thoughts on “About Healing

  1. Hi SilverGirl… After absorbing every word on this page, I truly believe that your own bravery toward the healing process will certainly enlighten many who find their way to your site. I greatly admire your endeavor to help others through very difficult times in their lives. Thank you for sharing a part of yours with us…
    Michael

    • Thanks Michael, I was hoping sharing what I had experienced and the wisdom I had gained could ease someone else’s troubles in some small way. Maybe as a poet it’s the same kind of thing.. but yours is through insight and expression? The writing and connecting is certainly helping me .. I didn’t expect that.

      • I have found writing to be THE greatest therapy that I’ve encountered thus far. Sharing our writing with one another in hopes of brightening someone’s moment, bring a little enlightenment into their minds, or helping them with whatever struggles in life they may be facing, is what this is all about. The interactions between us is what has helped me the most and I so appreciate your comments.

  2. I agree. I used to private journal but this is really allowing myself to be vulnerable and open. It’s good for me – never felt so free. I just thought about what I said regarding experience & wisdom / insight & expression … really we are all doing the same thing just in our own unique way – very therapeutic :o)

  3. I just read this page again about healing.

    We are each on our own place in our path. Some of us are in a place where we can help others but we still sometimes need support ourselves.

    I love the term “Wounded Healer”. It is from our experiences and our perspective that we can reach out to others and encourage those who reach out for us.

    For natural healers, the opportunity to connect with and support other wounded people is very good for us. I believe that each time I am actually able to help someone, I am a little farther along my own healing path.

    I have also, even recently, enjoyed receiving compassion from other Wounded Healers. They are the people I find the easiest to talk to about my personal trauma.

    Thank you again for this inspiring post.
    Annie

  4. Excellent post! I love the way you brought in about how some “spiritual healers” are not balanced themselves, or healed…and continue to want money. Well, I call them scammers. LOL…but just as in any “helping” profession though, I have seen this. Some, I think go into it wanting with wounds and wanting to heal but are bitter, etc. and are horrible. I was a social worker, so I saw so much of it. Of course, the other half just want a paycheck.
    Love this post so much. I do believe that every once in a while, we get to connect with those on the path. It is a great feeling. Sometimes one we do not know what to do with, but you learn more what to do with it each time. Thanks for this blog. You are truly a blessing.
    CC

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