Moving Through It
Many of my clients have heard me say, you need the opportunity to move through what once troubled you, and to do so in a new way. That is what healing looks like.
Many years ago, I was in a pub on Quadra Island and came across a small note that read: Time is nature’s way of not letting everything happen all at once. This statement applies to healing when healing is encouraged and accomplished through a natural method. It takes time and there’s a lot happening during that time.
A natural method would be any modality that recognizes the meaning of symptoms, the source of symptoms and the equivalent catalyst to stimulate those symptoms to move toward recovery and cure, in a gentle and permanent manner. Of course, in my hands, that modality is homeopathy.
Remember, symptoms are your body’s best effort in a difficult situation, aimed toward maintaining the best possible functioning despite difficulty. Your body, as part of a natural system, is always working to maintain optimum health and will let you know when you’re in difficulty by expressing through symptoms.
However, difficulty doesn’t actually begin with physical symptoms.
Difficulty begins naturally in our living, in what we meet and are challenged by. We move through a difficulty by learning and discovering new resources within or, due to our human vulnerability, we react adversely to the situation based on misunderstanding.
We misunderstand when we deny our human vulnerability, when we believe we can’t learn or when we doubt having deeper resources within to draw from. From this misunderstanding about our selves and what we are, we create strategies to react, cover up or compensate for being naturally vulnerable. Usually these strategies are developed early in life so by the time symptoms develop the cause is deeply buried in the subconscious.
Through healing we dig through all that has been buried. We dig it up, have a look, let it go, and when that strategy is triggered once more by external or internal challenges, we meet the challenge in a new way, a different way, a way that draws on our deeper resources and our ability to learn.
Without that opportunity, real healing never happens.
We might not get it right the first time but at least we can begin to recognize what strategy we’ve used or misused or misapplied in order to make our lives work in a way we can predict. The more we can see of an unconscious strategy, the less influence it needs to have on us. Although such strategies are wholly unnecessary, they worked for a time to get us through a difficulty without having to learn or draw upon deeper knowing.
Through healing we dig up what has been buried. We realize what strategies we’ve used in life that keep us limited in our experience and in our evolution for the sake of predictability. We begin to meet our challenges in ways we’ve never done before: differently, and with a deeper understanding of inner resources we couldn’t have known we had if we were not challenged.
Through healing we move through difficulty, wholeheartedly, by learning anew and depending on what is deeper within that sustains us. We move past what once kept us in a holding pattern of life. We move forward into realms never before imagined.
So you’ll likely hear me say Healing isn’t always a pretty picture but the results are truly a masterpiece.