“You can’t rush your healing
Darkness has its teachings Love? is never leaving You can’t rush your healing Your healing…”
I just heard those words in a song in yoga this morning and it is so true!
For the longest time, I used to think to myself, “Enough already! I want to be DONE with this! I want it to be HEALED!”
In fact, I hear this a lot with many clients too. One man recently said, “I wish I could have shock therapy to erase all of the limiting beliefs about my worthiness, shame and guilt and just be happy already!”
Wouldn’t we all?
But the truth is, he admitted that he doesn’t feel.
He feels these untrue feelings about himself but he doesn’t let the feelings, the memories, the pain out and process his emotions.
There is a lot to be said about the power of positive thinking. However, you are not going to be able to replace the negative feelings with the positive until you release and tap into the uncomfortable.
Sorry… but it ain’t happening!
So many of us avoid the discomfort of our feelings by numbing and self-medicating. It can be done with food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, internet surfing, etc.
Even something seemingly ‘good’ can be used for avoidance, such as the need to exercise. While exercise is a wonderful way to work through emotions and boost the endorphins in the body, I recently had a client admit that she is so extreme in her exercising in order to avoid her painful feelings and escape her uncomfortable home life.
These distractions help us avoid the pain.
So while we all want to get ‘there…’ and ‘there’ can mean different things to every person, we can’t rush it. And when we avoid it, we certainly can’t get ‘there’ either.
It is in the darkness that we see the light.
It is in the darkness that causes us to muster up our greatest courage to face what we need to learn.
And love- it is never leaving because it is inherent in WHO YOU ARE as a soul.
In yoga, we learn to get comfortable in the uncomfortable. That is the nature of the practice on the mat and it is the nature of the practice of life.
Life is getting comfortable in the uncomfortable because we all know, life can get REALLY, REALLY uncomfortable.
So let it come up. And out. And work through it.
And do you know how you get through it? By being in the present moment and anchoring it to your breath.
The Heart chakra’s element is air. The center of all life and love is breath. One moment and one breath at a time. When you breathe through the discomfort, you get anchored into the present moment and your body is able to relax. When you do that, you might not feel the need to self-medicate and/or avoid. And wouldn’t that be awesome?!
In this week’s Energy Healing Toolkit, I share with you a very simple energy healing practice- taking a deep breath. So many people I work with in my practice need this basic instruction so I thought I would share it with you too!
In private sessions, we delve deeper into your energy, goals and needs.
Thanks for taking this journey with me.