Realize it or not, we are all healers. We do it all day long for ourselves and others. We heal wounds, comfort friends and perform so many little acts of kindness and compassion that can be categorized as “healing”. Others take up the mantle and title of the healer and hone in different modalities. Reiki, acupuncture, yoga, and various types of therapies outside the mainstream choices are practiced by those with a calling to serve in this way.
I’m not saying that western medicine and the more status quo avenues don’t provide amazing healing. Millions of lives are saved a day in that arena. It’s just that their profiteering model folds in a certain level of cognitive dissonance that can taint the mission to heal. That is not to say the former group mentioned does not have it’s share of charlatans and scammers.
Although there are many things to celebrate in our lives every day, it is evident that a mass healing is sorely needed in our society. True communication is vital in this. This requires the ability to truly hear others as well speak our truth while adhering to the collective goal of collectively thriving. The first step in this process is commitment.
We all have those parts of ourselves which are difficult to love, and easy to ignore. It is the same in our society. The hardest parts of ourselves to love need that love the most, just as those hardest to love around us need that love the most also. Contentious issues within and without can only be salved and solved with unwavering commitment to the process. Be that the self love required for issues within or the love of humanity that inspires one to work on issues without.
Almost a month ago I had a hernia surgery. I am amazed at the quick recovery time and of course very grateful. It’s an odd thing to be split wide open and to put your trust in people to do so. Deep thanks is owed to the surgeon and his team. The recovery has been quite a therapeutic process mentally as well.
I have been staying at my mother’s home to convalesce. It’s rare in our forties to get to spend so much time with a parent. It certainly wells up deep issues and old ways. What a gift to find and release these very old issues. To examine their origin and set them free. And what a gift to be near my dear mom during this time. No one makes you feel more comforted than mom. She has been helpful beyond word.
Healing requires balance. As the very atoms our physical selves are created from seek the balance of homeostasis, so too do our spirits. We can feel it when either or both are off kilter. I believe that the essence of this love is in that homeostasis. If not balanced, we will long for it until we are. Humans are such incredible beings. With strong commitment to the realization of our infinite potential, our collective power is immense. After all, it is our nature and our birthright.