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Your Life Path and Self-Healing Are Entwined

For many years I thought my real spiritual work would begin once I was fully healed. What I didn’t understand was that my self-healing was my spiritual path.

It wasn’t that I needed to get better and then I would have the energy to devote to my spiritual awakening. It was the other way around.

Discovering my unique spiritual gifts—and learning how to apply them in every area of my life including my healing and awakening—was the journey. In fact, much of my awakening has taken place as I have been focused on self-healing!

I once used my vocal abilities on stage as a performer. I was good and I loved it. But when I had a dream that showed me the physical challenges I was facing were the result of MS, I developed a deeper commitment to singing for healing.

That kind of singing requires a very different skill set than I used as a performer. Some of the sweetest moments of Divine awareness and bliss have occurred as I linger in one perfect sound of love, with the intention of healing myself or someone else. And as many of you know, sound medicine is fundamental to what I am here to offer to the world.

This is true for you too. Your reason for being here and what you need to do for your healing are entwined. In order for you to heal, your physical challenges require you to know your true self and apply your awakened awareness to the care of your body, mind and emotions.

Consider becoming a treasure hunter of you! You might even use the Behavioral Chart I recommend in Chapter One of The Root of All Healing to observe when you feel particularly well and spiritually alive. Take note of these special moments and what you have done, felt or thought about that led up to those moments. http://misahopkins.com/featured

Consider really paying attention to what you day-dream about. Your day-dreams can provide you with clues about what is really important to you, what you are capable of being and doing, and spiritual gifts that are just waiting to be tapped.

Then, let your day-dreams rest for a while and put those desires into motion, one step at a time. Perhaps you will decide to hold a new intention, put yourself into a new environment, or study something that has always intrigued you.

If you are having difficulty recognizing and using your spiritual gifts, which is actually fairly common, consider a reading in which I identify them and help you understand how you can use your spiritual gifts them to make a significant difference in your healing.

When your life force is stimulated, your healing gifts are stimulated too. As your inspiration and creativity get more traction in the world you have more motivation and energy to self-heal.

Great Source for Self-Healing Advice

Visiting with a couple that is very dear to me, I was recently reminded that some of the best self-healing advice you can ever hope to get is from a source most of us tend to ignore. This source knows you better than your own doctor knows you, and sees the emotional roots behind your physical challenges faster than your therapist will discover them.

This source is very likely one you don’t like to listen to in regard to your health and probably should if you truly want to embody your greatest physical well-being.

Your family sees you in a way no one else sees you. They know about the foods you eat that only aggravate your health problems. They know how much exercise you actually get in a day. They know what makes you tense and aggravated, and they know about many of the emotional wounds from your past.

While no one likes to harped at, given the opportunity, most family members would gladly tell you what changes you could make that would help you enjoy a happier life.

Now this kind of advice needs to taken carefully. Some believe that being saved within specific religions or spiritual beliefs is a person’s ticket to health, and if you have read my book, The Root of All Healing, you know that I have not found that belief in any specific religion or spiritual practice is better than an other religion, or even necessary for healing.

Some people swear by allopathic medicine, others by natural medicines, and still others by energy medicine exclusively. I’ve interviewed and observed people that have been healed using a variety of approaches, and I have observed that what works best for one person does not necessarily work well for another.

I’m not suggesting that you listen to and do everything your family recommends. I am suggesting that they often see why you are ill before you do. So often we close out our families views when they often see us more clearly than any one else in our lives.

If we give our loved ones (that can include very close friends as well as family members) a chance to lovingly share what they are seeing, we can get a glimpse into ourselves that can quickly put our lives into perspective.

My husband and I spent a week with a wonderful man that is slowly deteriorating his body. His wife has a very good understanding about why that is happening, both physically and emotionally. It concurred with what I was picking up psychically. But he was resolute in refusing to listen to her.

If he could allow himself to consider and respond to her observations, he would have a focal point for going even deeper, and getting to the emotional trauma that began his journey of physical suffering.

In order for medicines and healing treatments to work well for him, he would need to release the pain of the original trauma.

Sometimes we are so used to the pain, that we simply perpetuate it by continuing down a path of continued self-harm.

It is difficult to go through that and it is difficult for our family. I’ve seen people drive away everyone they loved because they refused to heal the real pain behind it all. They just didn’t want to admit that the real problem was inside them.

If your family has been trying to get through to you, consider, just consider, giving them 10 minutes to tell you what they see about how you are living your life. Ask them to share in a kind and gentle way so that you can actually hear what they can offer you.

And then, if you have the courage, follow-up on their observations, and ask your family for their support as you make some changes in your life. If they love you enough to be with you when you are in your greatest pain, imagine the kind of love and joy you will experience with them as you self-heal.

Metaphysical Meaning Behind Multiple Sclerosis

Before I left for the Northwest, one of my readers asked me to discuss the metaphysical meaning of MS. For those of you that have read my book, The Root of All Healing, you know that topic is very close to me.

I’ve self-healed from the onset symptoms of MS, and getting to the emotional root behind that illness was quite a journey for me. I truly found it difficult to accept the belief, and inherent emotions, that triggered MS.

First of all, you should know that according to the National MS Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx), “Symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from person to person. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision.”

It can even take a while for a neurologist to identify MS as the source of your conditions because it is not considered to be an easy condition to diagnose. To me, that means it really helps to be tuned in to your own body.

The National MS Society explains, “…most MS symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, which means that the doctor needs to rule out all other possible explanations.”

While you might or might not have a clear diagnosis, being a little more familiar with the metaphysical meaning behind MS, might help you in attending to its spiritual and emotional root immediately for your self-healing.

Here is what I heard in meditation:

MS is rooted in a form of overachievement. It is based in a desire to be all things to all people.  A wounded ego persists in telling you that the salvation and hope of others is based in you and your decisions.  

This may or may not be evidenced as an active life. Even if you are not an external overachiever, internally this driving belief gives you little rest. Then when your nervous system can’t take the pressure any longer, your body crashes in some form, forcing you to have to stop, rest, and let others become responsible for their own lives.

MS is the result of greater compassion and concern for others than you have for yourself.

No wonder this is challenging to diagnose because a wounded, over-achieving ego could play out in the physical body in various ways, depending upon the wound.

In my case, it was based in a burning desire to be special—more special than anyone else. So to be that special, I developed a type of savior complex that raised me above all others in order to help all others.

Of course, what I actually created was separation from others, and ultimately from my experience of the Divine and ultimate oneness with all.

What was the remedy? I honored my need to be special. The ego is very particular about what it wants. Mine wanted to feel how special I am. So, I gave the ego what it needed in a healthy way.

I began noticing my unique gifts and talents because I hadn’t yet honored them within myself. I noticed my good heart and loving nature. I quieted my critical inner voice and nurtured my complimentary voice.

When I began feeling special about myself, I naturally noticed that the people in my life were also very special. Eventually, I delighted in the special nature of every person I met. (Now you know why I love to do readings. I get to see and speak to the powerfully special and unique gifts in everyone.)

As my ego was honored and given permission to rest, my own healing sounds penetrated to the very core of me and eventually the MS symptoms were simply gone.

By the way, I was given 3 of 5 recordings for MS, and will gladly make those CDs available, though they are not currently on my website. Just send me an e-mail if you are interested.

Louise Hay has a very different perspective about MS. I was surprised when I read it, because for the very first time I’m having difficulty seeing an intersection between her intuitive insight about it and my own. Maybe I was just too close to it personally to see the intersection, so here is her perspective for your own discernment:

Mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, inflexibility. Fear.

I experienced it as caring too much. Perhaps my impulses became a form of inflexibility and iron will that didn’t allow for the tender care I needed for myself. Perhaps you have your own intuitive insights about the emotional root behind MS. I’d love to hear about your experience.

I do know this—if we allow it to be, the ego can be a fabulous teacher, showing us what we need in order to heal and fulfill our potential. Is it possible that your own answer lies in getting to know the needs of your ego, and finding a way to honor those needs in a healthy and meaningful way?

Making Energy Healing Work for You

Have you been using energy healing but not getting the results you want? It is deeply frustrating to have a clear intention for healing, learn an energetic healing approach and then experience minimal to no results.

There are many reasons that energy healing doesn’t work. You can be holding limiting beliefs that are interfering with results, which I discuss at greater length in my free report, Beating the Odds: 10 Beliefs That Can Short-Circuit Your Healing. (http://misahopkins.com/bookstore/)

You might have feelings of despair, worthlessness, shame, regrets, resentments, or lack of hope that limit the ability of your intention to have any effect. Often, such feelings need to be lovingly addressed before complete healing can occur. The meditation I most often recommend for being present to such powerful emotions is the Creation Meditation (http://www.newdreamfoundation.com/forums/index.php?topic=75.0)

It is possible that an underlying need is getting met through your illness, such as the need to finally rest, be noticed, tended, honored, recognized or cared for. I discuss how this dynamic works in greater depth in my book, The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything. (http://rootofallhealing.com)

And there is another significant reason that healing might not be occurring, and this is the topic I’ll be discussing during my upcoming tour.  There is a secret to healing that lives within your Sacred Feminine energy. It is as important to become the space in which healing can occur as it is to have clear intention.

The topic of this article is actually erroneous. You don’t really “make” energy healing work for you. That just happens to be the language that is familiar to most of us. What we need to do if we want healing to occur is to “allow” energy healing to work for us.??That means we need to learn how to become the receptive space for healing in addition to having clear intention. Consider that focusing on healing with clear intention is an aspect of your Sacred Masculine energy. You engage your mind to actively affirm your complete wellness, with no exceptions. Wellness is the only acceptable reality. It is mindfully clear and it is active.

Compare this to the Sacred Feminine energy in which you receive the whole of you in love. In the Sacred Feminine you do not choose which parts of you are okay. Your Sacred Feminine nature opens in compassion to your feelings of woundedness and your strength. In your love and acceptance of yourself as you are, you relax and become the space in which your healing intention can now do its work. It is compassionate and it is receptive.

In Chapter Seven of my book, I talk about going as deeply into your subconscious realms as you possibly can by learning how to take yourself into light trance states. In this highly receptive state you are more relaxed and open to receiving messages from your subconscious and accepting energetic healing energy.

Light trance states are completely safe, and though television suggests we lose control, you don’t lose control of your faculties as a result of being hypnotized or participating in a shamanic journey.  A part of you is able to remain conscious of your surroundings, the needs of your body and the input you are receiving.

If you are not seeing results, you might want to check in with yourself to see if you are truly in a receptive enough state for healing to occur. If you don’t think you are as receptive as you need to be, consider exploring this question, How could I become more relaxed and receptive to the healing energy I have chosen?

Metaphysical Meaning Behind Osteoarthritis

The Mayo clinic offers us this definition for osteoarthritis:

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the world. Often called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.

While osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips.

Osteoarthritis gradually worsens with time, and no cure exists. But osteoarthritis treatments can slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain and improve joint function.

In addition to medications that your doctor can prescribe to you for relief, the Mayo Clinic suggests some things you can do at home to help reduce the amount of pain you experience, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/osteoarthritis/DS00019/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

They also suggest some alternative healing approaches. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/osteoarthritis/DS00019/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

I appreciated this article on natural healing through the use of glucosamine sulfate (with the caution from Mayo clinic), describing this naturally occurring substance’s ability to stimulate the manufacture of cartilage components. http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=42537

As always, it is wise to talk with your own doctor and do your own research regarding the physical cause and treatments that might best work for you.

In exploring the metaphysical meaning behind osteoarthritis in meditation, these are the insights I received, and I hope they will be helpful to you:

Osteoarthritis is about working too hard at life; pushing too hard. When you are living outside the natural flow of life (see Chapter Two of my book, The Root of All Healing for more insights about this), you are not on the path of least resistance. You are working and creating in resistance. In a sense you are burning through your life. Your energy becomes too dry internally and your hormones become out of balance.

In order to heal you need to experience greater fluidity in your life. You’ll want to discover how to “go with the flow,” allowing life to happen, rather than making it happen. Discover time to play as well as to work, and when you work, affirm a life in which you achieve with ease.

If you appreciate Louise Hay’s work, as I do, she does not distinguish between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (See my article on rheumatoid arthritis  if that is the condition more appropriate for you.)

Hay describes the metaphysical meaning for arthritis as:

Feeling unloved. Criticism. Resentment.

Now let’s put these two definitions together. If you are hard on yourself, you will be critical of yourself and others. If you push hard to achieve while others do so with ease, you might find yourself feeling resentful. Ultimately, if you do not love yourself as you are, you just might be working hard to be more—to be worthy of love.

When you feel the urge to push yourself harder or do more, consider pausing first. Give yourself a moment to imagine, feel, sense, know that there is any easy and fluid way to do this. Become still enough within to recognize the easiest way to achieve. Open up your mind to the possibility that there could be an enjoyable way to create that is truly in the natural flow of life.

Give yourself permission to first love you as you are, with all your perceived strengths and weaknesses. After all this is the journey you came here to experience so that you could discover the depth of your capacity for love. So love it all!

Then when you feel loved as you are, by all means, achieve. There is great satisfaction in creating something meaningful in the world. Consider that you deserve to live life with joy and ease as you create, loving yourself as you are right now and also for the wonder you are creating.

I just created a CD for a friend for osteoarthritis. It’s not on my website yet, but if you are interested, just send me a note from the Contact Page here at the site.