Healing is a unique process. You will encounter the most fascinating people, travel to exotic places, and explore the mind.
But the most interesting pilgrimage is the transformation of the self and the ability to handle things that once were emotionally crushing. Healing is prevailing over those emotions and thought forms that plague us with negativity, low self-esteem, and poor relationships.
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The simple fact is that healing is changing our response to certain symbols or circumstances. These do not change; no, we do. We become more powerful, not by tripping through old behavior patterns that short-circuit growth and prevent the claiming of personal power, but by recognizing our potential and respecting our abilities, even when others do not.
People who heal often make other people unhappy. Parasites survive off other people's belief in “victimization,” and when personal power is reclaimed, these negative beings attempt to sidetrack the process in order to prevent the reintegration of the "whole" self.
What is even more disconcerting, however, is realizing how the shadow self of many of our favorite family members and friends have been sabotaging our life for years. Successfully overcoming limitation forces a redefinition of relationships. There can be significant challenges and even obstacles to our goals, at least during certain hours of the day, but if we continue to believe, we eventually prevail.
Consequently, realize that healing is changing how we relate to life and each other. As power dynamics change, the one seeking must learn to take on a new role, that of advocate for himself first, and others secondarily.
Letting go of our old roles is the most difficult thing one ever accomplishes, but as we do, we become empowered and healed. Henry Ford said,” Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are probably right.”