I have been to see a lot of ‘healers’, natural medicine practitioners, spiritual coaches and therapists over the years, but here is the one thing I had to learn the hard way: real healing is really exhausting, really taxing and can be quite painful.
The reality of really healing: It’s emotional, it’s intense, it requires deep and unrelenting work to really get to the bottom of what is going on. It takes resilience, strength and a courage that is unlike anything you’ve seen in any Hollywood movie… but it is worth it.
A session with a time line therapist may leave you running to the bathroom for a few days; or sleeping for a week, spontaneously bursting into tears or dancing around the lounge room. A session with an energy healer may send you skipping out of the treatment room, then in a dark night of the soul the week after. The polarity of ‘healing’ is the reason why so many people have 1 session and the revert back to their normal ways.
It is not for the faint hearted.
But if you are brave and willing to leave no stone unturned, lean into the polarity of who you are, shadow and all; after you have shed the emotional baggage and let go of all of the code and energy that you were holding onto that didn’t serve you, dried the tears and made the bed again… comes the inner peace. The gentle whispers from your inner wisdom. The kind thoughts that make your day easier. The joyful ripples that strike you like sunshine and you realise that it was all worth it.
Your journey ‘home’ or to rediscover who you are will not be all rainbows and fairies every step of the way. There will be darkness, there will be sorrow, there will be grief as you let go of all of the programming that you have used to orient your experience to date. There will be goodbyes. You will disconnect and then suddenly, you’ll reconnect. In a brighter, more authentic and real way. Aware of when you’re being triggered for growth and expansion and aware of the wonder all around you.
So don’t stop just when it starts to get hard, push through, the rainbows will come I assure you. Meditate, journal, light a candle and have a bath, let go when you feel the need to cry, let the emotions flow knowing that they are just being processed and flowing through you instead of becoming you. You are not your emotions, emotions are merely energy in motion… so enable the motion and watch where you flow to next.
I promise, there will be wonder.