Healing: the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again
The word healing has seemed a little extreme to me before, I have associated it with someone that is broken or suffering. Similar to when you cut your finger, it needs time to bleed, it needs to be covered, secured and made safe. Healing to me would symbolize weakness and vulnerability. It was for those that were grieving, those that had been traumatized and those that needed to repair the broken pieces.
What I have learnt is that we are all in need of healing. We will all feel pain in some capacity, disappointments are an inevitable part of life. By connecting with what makes us feel vulnerable and feeling our pain we build our strength and power. There is so much sadness in the World and cruel situations that we can’t explain, so we need to focus on what brings us joy, what lights us up and makes us feel good again.
Healing is unique to us all but it can take place in many forms. It is not just the Reiki healers, Sound baths and Acupuncturists. To heal is to feel joy where there was sorrow, to feel warmth in a place of coldness, to feel fulfilled when there was only emptiness. To feel alive and interested when at one point it felt as though you could never be curious again.
Healing is in the hairdreser’s hands that makes you feel seen and significant. Healing is in the chefs meal that makes you feel full and satisfied. Healing is watching a 30 second YouTube video that reminds you how to laugh again. Healing is in the small cup of tea that gives you so much comfort on a cold Winter’s day. Healing is the music you hear that soothes your mind and brings back a memory that when you close your eyes feels real.
Healers are massage therapists, beauticians, fitness instructors, art teachers, florists. Healers are trees, candles, bubble baths, photos, duvets, plants, colouring books. Healers are artists, singers, poets and the strangers that smile at you for no reason. Healing is the soft rug on your feet after a long day, healing is seeing the colours in a rainbow, healing is smelling eucalyptus and taking a deep breath.
Healing: small little moments of joy
What does healing mean to you?
I pray you heal from things no one ever apologised for
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