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When resistance does not mean stop

metaphysical meaning behind liver toxicityHave you ever used a clearing technique on some emotional pain and bumped into resistance? Did you think, “Oh my gosh, this must not be working,” and back off from what you were doing?

Did you find tears welling up and decide you just didn’t want do any more? Certainly, if I’m doing this right the healing should be easier than this?

I’ve been there. I don’t know how many times in my life I stopped the process before I understood that the release would occur if I stayed present to it. The resistance was the reason I was experiencing suffering.

Now I understand that when I meet resistance, I’m at the crucial healing moment.

Our tendency is to stop and run. It’s a natural response. We do that by distracting ourselves with our thoughts and our stories.

I was quite masterful at running away. I could find all kinds of reasons to avoid sitting still with myself and compassionately being present to my pain. In retrospect, it made complete sense. It was pain!

However, every time I ran away, I extended the clock on the pain I was experiencing.

Resistance is where we meet ourselves. It’s the stuff that would make us feel uncomfortable about ourselves and our experiences. Behind our resistance, we are protecting our regrets, resentments, vulnerability, feelings of shame, inadequacy—our fear that we were never worthy of the love we truly want to know.

The resistance is also where we keep our stories—our beliefs, patterns of behavior, and all our reasons for feeling bad.

Resistance is the way we try to protect ourselves from our own painful feelings.

The irony is that the more we resist being present to our resistance, the more uncomfortable we feel about our lives, without ever quite being able to put our finger on the reason for that pain.

The answer and the freedom live on the other side of the resistance. In order to get to the other side, the resistance needs to be met, and preferably with love. Your resistance gives way to love because love is what you have been seeking all along.

All those negative feelings behind the resistance are just waiting for you to hold them in your grace and compassion. Deep in your psyche a part of you is waiting to know that you love you unconditionally—that you love the shame, regrets, vulnerability, and fears of inadequacy right along side your love for your talents, beauty, service, kindness and any other qualities you value.

If you only love your positive qualities, you turn away a big part of yourself. You leave the most wounded part of you out in the cold, separated from your love. And those are the parts that are suffering inside you.

For a powerful story about loving the wounded parts of you, I recommend this beautiful self-healing story from this Woman of Power and Spirit interview with Lea Chapin.

When it comes to emotional healing, resistance does not necessarily mean stop. In my experience it means, “Please come closer. I need you. I need to feel your love.”

 

 

Alone – an Emotional Healing Moment

There are times in the emotional healing journey when you find yourself completely alone in the process. Those can be difficult times, and yet they are an important part of deep healing.

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I remember a very grim time many years ago when I chose to be alone over the holidays. My boyfriend went home to be with his family and rather than choose to be with my own family I stayed home.

I was feeling depressed because I was afraid I was pregnant. Feeling unwanted by a boyfriend that didn’t choose to spend the holidays with me, I was scared and sad. And being with my family to celebrate a cheerful holiday, just wasn’t something I wanted to do.

So I sat for days in my apartment and cried. I blamed him for abandoning me and bemoaned my lonliness. I asked the little spirit inside me to leave because I was not ready to parent a child when I was so emotionally unstable. Bless her heart, her spirit left me. That was good in that I wasn’t ready, but it only heightened my feeling of abandonment.

What I now understand was that I created this aloneness in order to heal my pain around abandonment. I abandoned myself, spending days ruminating on my pain and not giving myself emotional comfort—from me.

Had I been able to receive the gift of aloneness, I could have found true and lasting peace that comes from emotional healing within. I created aloneness because my subconscious mind knew my emotional healing had to come from my compassion (not pity) for myself.

In that regard, I was a slow learner. It took more than one of those occasions for me to finally realize that moments of aloneness were opportunities to learn how to comfort myself. Until I began to engage in true self-compassion and self-caring, I was a hungry void—looking for everyone around me to fill me—everyone except me.

Like most of us, I had to find new ways to be with the emotional pain I was feeling. I had to become the master of my own ship. And you can too. Here are some suggestions from the Chopra center to help you find new ways to address your emotional healing:

http://www.chopra.com/ccl/healing-the-source-of-emotional-pain

In Emotional Healing there are some voids that only you can fill.

But no one else could fill that void. No one understood me the way I could. No one could be more intimate with me than me. And here is what I didn’t understand: I couldn’t truly feel their compassion until I could feel compassion for myself.

 Self-compassion requires truth. You must be willing to see the truth of what you are creating, and rather than berate yourself, open your heart to the wounded one that created so much pain. Then you can finally feel the beautiful being underneath the pain.

If you have a difficult time feeling self-compassion,  discover how to access greater self-love, as you gently open to deeper personal truth in the Root of All Healing Audio program.

Ultimately, to get to the sweet one behind the pain, you have to honor all of you. As a very wise therapist once said to me, “You have to hold yourself.” When it comes to choosing lasting emotional healing, she was right.

What can I do about my underactive thryroid from a metaphysical perspective?

underactive thyroidI’ve received several requests to talk about the metaphysical meaning behind thyroid problems. I’m happy today to offer you the insights I received in meditation and to provide you with a few statistics as well.

When I started to write this article, I had forgotten a while back I did an article on the metaphysical meaning of thyroid dysfunction in general. There are some subtle differences between general thyroid dysfunction and having an underactive thyroid specifically. If you are curious about general implications, you can read that article here.

An underactive thyroid can create some very uncomfortable symptoms, as you may know:

Fatigue and lack of energy
Weight gain
Sensitivity to cold
Joint and muscle pain
Hair Loss
Constipation
Decrease sweating
Depression
Cholesterol problems
Slowed hear rate
Menstrual problems

Women, more than men, are likely to develop an underactive thryroid. And you should be aware that according to the National Institutes of Health, some medications interfere with thyroid production, so you should check out those medications and talk to your doctor.

http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/underactive/

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center this is the role of your thyroid:
The thyroid plays an important role in regulating the body’s metabolism and calcium balance. The T4 and T3 hormones stimulate every tissue in the body to produce proteins and increase the amount of oxygen used by cells.
Source: Thyroid Gland | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/programs/diabetes/health/endocrinology-health-guide/thyroid-gland#ixzz3E50oSNgZ

Web MD does a great job of giving you insights into some of the causes of hypothyroidism from a medical perspective.

http://www.webmd.com/women/hypothyroidism-underactive-thyroid-symptoms-causes-treatments

As you know if you’ve read any of my articles, I believe that lasting healing occurs when we address an illness physically and emotionally/spiritually. It is wise to be educated and knowledgeable and also to become aware of any underlying emotions that might be influencing your body’s unbalanced state.

To support you in addressing spiritual and emotional patterns, I meditate to get to the metaphysical roots behind illnesses. Best of all, I recommend you become still and listen to your own inner wisdom. Compare that to what I share here, so that you can deciper for yourself what you perceive is true for you in your own emotional and spiritual healing.

I typically mediate first and then pick up Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life to compare my impressions with hers.

Here is what I received in meditation about hypothyroidism.

Your underactive thyroid is about giving up too soon. It occurs when life seems too hard and you feel defeated. Perhaps you have not experienced your sense of purpose or the ease and joy you thought life would bring you. And while a part of you is still going, a part of you has given up.

You thought you had to get something right. A part of you thinks there is an emotional and spiritual quality of life and level of intuitive guidance that you need to attain. And yet, the artistic, creative part of you really wants to just experience what is there to be experienced.

Deep down, you really don’t want to be told what to do. You want to experience and discover for yourself what seems to work best for you. In a sense, it’s about the right to experience life, without it having to mean something.

 Here’s how Louise Hay describes the emotional root behind thyroid problems:

Humiliation. “I never get to do what I want to do. When is it going to be my turn?” And her affirmation for the thyroid encourages freedom of expression and creativity.

In essence, you are a free spirit sitting inside a box of your mind’s creation. Therefore, it is time to get out of the box and experience life without judging your performance. Once the creative spirit gets its time, your intuition will naturally come along for the ride, and you’ll feel your love for life—ultimately making life easier and more fun.

Discover how you can use your spiritual gifts to address the emotional root behind your underactive thyroid with a Healing Reading.

Your underactive thyroid, from a metaphysical meaning, just might be guiding you to trust the creative spirit inside you and allow those intuitive impulses to express through your creativity.

Chronic Illness: Metaphysical Meaning and Perspective in Your Self-Healing Journey

waterfall-2Chronic Illness: Metaphysical Meaning

The term chronic illness can be scary. We associate chronic illness with life-long or terminal conditions for which there are few or no cures. Simply hearing the words, many of us go into depression and fear.

A few months ago, I was meditating with some cancerous energy that was in my body (that is thankfully now gone). What I discovered about the metaphysical meaning of what could have been a life-threatening condition gave me a new perspective about chronic illnesses, the metaphysical meaning behind them and self-healing.

As I have discovered over and over again, loving ourselves at the emotional roots of our illnesses inspires us to health and promotes healing. In this meditation, the depth of my awareness about where and how we lose touch with that love was wonderfully helpful.

At one point in the meditation, as I attended to this cancerous energy with love and compassion, I entered a deep altered state. I felt rejection, as though some part of my consciousness had interpreted my distance from Source (the Divine, God, whatever you call the source of love and creation) as rejection.

Let me be clear. I did not have the sense that the Divine had rejected me, but rather that rejection was one interpretation of that distance.

Imagine how a child might feel rejected if a parent left them alone in a room for a long, long time. The child at some point might come to believe they had been rejected. That feeling would arise even if their parent was right around the corner in the next room, accessible, but out of sight.

Overall, human awareness has for many centuries held a very light thread of awareness that we are of the Divine. For some of us our relationship has been one in which we are aware we were created by the Divine, but with less awareness that we are of the Divine—Divine consciousness in human form with human limitations.

This is similar to what a teenager and young adult goes through in their individuation from their parents, where they are naturally more aware of the distinctions than the similarities between themselves and their parents.

As we get older, we become increasingly aware of how similar we are to our parents. We eventually become distinctly aware that we are made from the same DNA as our parents, as are our children and grandchildren, as we observe the nature of our family genetics and patterns of behavior appearing through the generations.

Sometime after about 5 years old, we lose our sense of oneness with the Divine, and many of us seem to live a long time in the individuation stage when it comes to relationship with the Divine. He/She/It is out there and we are here in our human bodies. We seem to have to work to remember that we are of the Divine, made up from the same “stuff” and awareness as original consciousness.

And so our human experience in some ways feels like being separated from our parent. The Divine feels as though He/She/It is in the next room, or even further away—barely accessible. Even though the Divine is ever present at all times, it doesn’t always feel that way. Because we perceive that we can’t easily feel our union with the Divine, we interpret this feeling of separation as rejection.

We fear that we have been rejected because we are somehow unworthy. You could call it the original misinterpretation.

So as we feel rejected, we reject. When some parts of our bodies ache, we don’t really want to have anything to do with those parts. Instead of embracing them in love, we try to ignore them.

When our emotions feel uncomfortable, instead of being compassionately loving with them, we try to run away from them. We separate. We reject.

What I learned from the cancerous energy in my body is that deep down, every cell wants to feel accepted and loved. Divine love is ever present, and we as humans can transcend the feelings of separation in at least one of several ways:

1)    We can be present and in compassion to whatever aches and hurts—physically or emotionally—until the pain dissolves (heals) and all that remains is love, or

2)    We can bring our attention to the love that is ever present in all of life (including our emotions and physical pain) until all that remains is the experience of that love.

3)    We can disengage from the story (beliefs and feelings) we have associated with the pain.

Which of these approaches we choose to use, if we want to engage self-healing energy for ourselves, we can choose to become aware of the rejection that is occurring, and then choose to live in the love that permeates it all.

Discover more about the metaphysical nature of your specific chronic illness with a Healing Reading.

Chronic illness that has been created by or exacerbated by rejection can finally find rest as the metaphysical meaning and root of the illness is accepted in love, and as a result, healing is the natural outcome.

 

 

Keywords: Chronic Illness, Metaphysical Meaning, Cancer, Self Healing

When Cancer Heals—The Metaphysical Meaning Behind It

Cancer - CrocusA few weeks ago I wrote about my own experience with cancer, discovering it when a spirit guide lifted cancerous energy out of my body at the end of a three day ceremony.

As you may recall, I chose not to panic. Rather, I chose to go deeply into the metaphysical and emotional attachments that were behind the condition. I created sound medicine for myself and listened to it multiple times a day and lovingly meditated with each layer of pain and belief that surfaced.

The Metaphysical Meaning Behind My Cancer

At the root I discovered a fundamental energy that all of us live with in some way. When that energy cleared, so did the cancer. I received the message that the cancer was gone.

In my first article regarding cancer I refer to it as a disease of neglect. The fundamental energy I discovered is very much akin to neglect. In fact, neglect could be considered a reflection of it.

At the root, I found rejection. I was rejecting aspects of myself that I didn’t like—the parts of me I discussed in following articles—the part deep within that likes and is attached to suffering. We call these parts evil, but they are nothing more than interpretations of our separation from Source.

They are the uncomfortable aspects of who we are, and when we do not meet these aspects with love, we are rejecting them. We are rejecting an interpretation of energy that originally came from Source. We are rejecting ourselves—the wounded parts of ourselves.

When I felt myself start to respond in anger, I stopped the reaction and chose to hold him in love. Throughout the dream, repeatedly, I responded with compassion, until finally he softened and became kind toward me; ready to make reparation for harm he had caused. In his softening and my compassion, there was love and resolution. The angst and pain dissolved.

Fear Reactions to Cancer and Other Chronic Illnesses

When I am provoked or afraid, my primal response is anger. For some the response is to freeze; for others to run or withdraw. Most of us automatically react to fear with one of these responses depending upon the circumstances.

The response of higher consciousness is to respond with compassion. However, we typically need to train ourselves to respond from higher awareness. This is why I teach The Holding with such dedication.

As we learn to hold our fears in compassion, we are training our minds to respond to fear with compassion rather than the fight, flight or freeze reaction that is so natural to us.

I have been using The Holding Meditation with the Sound Medicine CD daily, knowing that as I released the underlying fears, I would be guided to physical choices that would also help me quickly heal.

Within days, I was making dramatic changes in my diet, to even more alkaline foods than I was already eating. I learned what to do to make the water I drink more alkaline. My husband and I take a brisk walk every day, and we increased it to two—getting more oxygen into my body.

I watched my emotional triggers, and took each raw, bruised feeling into meditation with me. I found more crevices, emotionally and physically, that were devoid of enough love—and I loved more deeply, more completely than I ever had before.

I thanked the cancerous cells of my body for holding me accountable for honoring and accepting all the aspects of myself—for welcoming all of me home in the arms of love.

Spiritual Gifts for Healing Cancer and Other Chronic Illnesses

Each of us has a healing gift equal to cancer and chronic illnesses we are addressing. Each of us has access to the Divine love within us that can hold it all until what has been rejected is finally loved again.

Discover the unique healing gift that you can use to help address your cancer in a Healing Reading.

When cancer heals because we have fully addressed its metaphysical meaning, we claim a greater depth of self-love and acceptance. The neglected, rejected parts are finally seen, heard and loved. The pain dissolves, and all that remains is love—love enough to hold and heal it all.