Healing Myth #6

This understanding is an essential part of the healing journey!

I invite you to take the time to read and contemplate the below excerpt from Donny Epstein’s book “Healing Myths, Healing Magic”.

Healing Myth #6: Healing means understanding what went wrong, or who did what to me.

In Healing Myths, Healing Magic Donny shares:

“To heal we do not have to understand what went wrong in our life or who did what to us….

The fact is, we cannot know what went wrong or how we arrived at our present situation until we experience it within our biology. We cannot see the forest if we are looking at a tree. Likewise, we cannot see the benefit in a hurt or trauma from the place of our suffering. we cannot resolve any problem with the same consciousness that created the problem in the first place. Hate cannot resolve hate, anger cannot resolve anger, and confusion cannot resolve confusion. Resolution can only occur when we move outside the context of the situation that troubles us.

 As we heal, we can stand back, put distance between ourselves and our situation, and gain a new perspective. Only then can we expand our awareness and see where we have been. This is why, when we are having a fight with our partner, at least once of us needs to take a break, go for a walk, and gentle breathe for a few minutes. After we calm down, we can then work to resolve the situation from a perspective other than rage and fury. Studies in meditation and biofeedback show that when the conscious mind becomes relatively silent, our blood pressure drops, immune function improves, healing is enhanced, and love is more available. When relaxed, we tend to feel more compassionate, more creative, and more connected to the primal web of life.

The shift in our physiology is what triggers a shift in our awareness. Once our awareness shifts, we are able to discover and implement new ideas, but new ideas do not shift our awareness. Instead, a change in the physiology and integrity of our bodymind shifts our awareness. Only when our bodymind is ready are we able to receive new ideas that assist us in healing. Until then, we resist new ideas or practices that could have much to offer. When our physiology has healed enough, we even find new ideas easy to implement. Something from deep inside us tells us “Now’s time! I’m ready!”

As we change our beliefs around what healing looks like and how it works we can uncover our innate Healing Magic within!

Healing Magic Affirmation #6:

To heal, I don’t need to understand what has happened in my life or why. I celebrate the miraculous interrelatedness of people, events, and circumstances. I allow myself to experience a new state of consciousness by expanding my chest with air, and placing my hands on my heart. As my bodymind heals, my awareness shifts, and old wounds dissolve into nothingness.

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