This week, I challenge you to be your inner Healer!
Loving ourselves is the way of the Healer. Reaching deep within our own source for healing can show us how great medicine men and women have been the great doctors, therapists, counselors and mentors throughout the ages.
*Angeles Arrien, PhD, is an anthropologist, author, educator and corporate consultant who does work shoppes and lectures throughout the world. She bridges indigenous wisdom with our so called “modern” lifestyles. She focuses so on our family, work and personal lives as well as our relationship with nature, and teaches us how to bring forth this “Four-Fold Way.”
So, I will begin as always as asking you to ask yourself: how are you as you are entering this time for yourself? Have a heart-to-heart with yourself and reflect on your week past.
Were you able to incorporate last week’s challenge with your busy Life? If so, GREAT!
If not, that is okay too.
The whole point is to go at your own pace. You shouldn’t have to struggle to have fun, it should come naturally and on its own time.
Things you can do this week to bring out your inner Healer:
- Incorporate Jeanne Achterberg’s 8 Concepts of Healing into your Life: Healing is a lifelong journey toward wholeness. Healing is remembering what has been forgotten about connection, and unity and interdependence among all things living and nonliving. Healing is embracing what is most feared. Healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction. Healing is entering into the transcendent, timeless moment when one experiences the divine. Healing is creativity and passion and love. Healing is seeking and expressing self in its fullness, its light and shadow, its male and female. Healing is learning to trust life.
- Develop a “Principle of Reciprocity, the ability to equally give and receive and the ability to connect. In order to maintain health and well-being, we need to maintain the balance between growing and receiving and to recognize when one mode is overextended and the other is under-expressed.” -Angeles
- Cradling work: “staying connected to the good, true, and beautiful aspects of one’s nature via creative visualization, affirmation, or self-esteem work.” -Angeles
- Acknowledge the Love you have inside of you. The Love you give and the Love you receive.
- Identify your wound(s). Embrace them. Confront them. Stare them down and learn from them. Accept them. Recognize them. Validate and show gratitude for them.
- Cry when you must cry.
- Have a heart-to-heart with yourself every day. Ask yourself, how are you doing, really? Try to find that silver lining, make it your security blanket.
- Ask yourself and talk with a loved one: what are your stories? The good ones? Your favourite ones?
- Write a gratitude letter to a friend, family member, or even to yourself.
- Singing, dancing, journey work, lying meditation, and silence will also help to align you with your inner Healer as well.
So, how will you incorporate the challenge for this week, hmmmmm? I would love to hear. Feel free to reply or comment on my facebook or website page, or if you want to be a bit more private shoot me an email, or simply right your musings down in your journal. The point is to reflect, and learn from yourself.
Don’t forget, you can tweak them to your liking. In order to make them yours, you must believe them. So switch ’em up if the inspiration strikes!
Today’s Affirmation: “I am a Healer!”
“I am whole-hearted. I am full-hearted. I am clear-hearted. I am open-hearted.”
“I am grateful for…”
“I place both hands on my heart. I am healing! I am Loved!”
“My talents and gifts are…!”
“I am allowed to have fun! I am allowed to play! I am allowed to laugh!”
And lastly: “I pay attention to what has heart and meaning. I will be my own inner Healer!”