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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.

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?

What If You Chose It?

This can be one of the most revealing questions to ask yourself in regard to your self-healing journey: What does it mean, if I chose this illness or condition? It leads to the next question: If I did choose this, what was I hoping to discover or gain?

When I began my self-healing journey many years ago, I wouldn’t have considered these questions. My pain was the result of someone else’s abuse (or lack of care) toward me, or genetic predisposition and that was the end of the exploration.  I would heal because I would generate enough love, knowledge and support to do so, but I wasn’t going to entertain the idea that I might have actually chosen it.

It was years before I considered the possibility that I chose this body, this life and my unique experiences because I came to earth with an intention, and the fulfillment of that intention included healing conditions I had allowed or even chosen.

In order to experience greater ability to self-heal, I needed to consider those two questions:  1) What does it mean if I chose this illness or condition? and 2) If I did choose this, what was I hoping to discover?

I finally got my courage up and asked myself about the seemingly impossible—that I had chosen my physical condition.

In The Root of All Healing, Chapter Four, under the subsection What If You Discovered You Chose Your Life, you can explore these questions with me with a very simple exercise that invites you to write your case argument for coming to earth, and presenting what you intended to learn, be and do while there. http://misahopkins.com/therootofallhealing/

This exercise can be quite freeing and empowering as you explore in great depth exactly why you might have chosen this life and all that it entails. Imagine the freedom of discovering why you have a chronic illness, were sexually abused, or seem to become ill so easily. You realize that the world and people around you are no longer (and never were) in control of your experiences.

You are the one that chose and packed your bags with talents and abilities that would help you awaken to your true potential. Every challenge was and is an opportunity to broaden your perspectives, accepting the Divine and limitless nature of who you truly are.

In all fairness to you, you might not believe that you did choose this reality. Even if you don’t believe it, I’d like to recommend the exercise anyway. Even as a creative endeavor, you are likely to discover something about yourself.

If you do believe you are the creator of your reality, you still might find the exercise reveals nuances and insights about your journey that could be quite helpful in making self-healing choices for yourself during this particular time.

Early on I thought, if I discovered I had actually chosen all the challenges my life seemed to present to me, I simply wouldn’t be able to bear it. I would see myself as a tyrant to myself. I would curl up in despair.

In truth, I found the opposite to be true. Exploring the possibility that I had chosen and accepted, and even created, some or all of my most profound experiences—difficult and easy—was empowering. If I had created it, I was completely free to recreate it and fulfill my intentions.?? Recognizing and embracing myself as the creator was pivotal to my healing.  My self-healing was exponentially more powerful. I explored in greater depth and with greater confidence my own healing gifts and applied them with a sense of knowing that what I created could be recreated.

I have seen others discover the same for themselves. To know you have chosen your life (the wonderful and the challenging parts of life) is to know that you are the one that can fulfill it—you are the chosen one that chose yourself.

How do you know what is working for you in your self-healing?

Right now is the perfect time to consider what works well for you in your self-healing. Take a moment to reflect, specifically to think about what has brought you the greatest healing.

If you do this, I suggest becoming a real observer of your reality. (Something I talk about in greater depth in the first chapter of The Root of All Healing.)

In order to recognize exactly what is making the biggest difference in your self-healing, it helps to slow down

You may have had a lot more going on that contributed to your healing than a medication, herb, homeopathic remedy or treatment, though of course if you discovered an approach that worked for you it is important to take note of that too.  In addition, consider the circumstances you created in your life, your diet, exercise habits, emotional well-being, beliefs, relationships and the time you devoted to your healing as variables that contributed to your healing.

Perhaps you only experienced moments in which you felt well or free from pain, or maybe you healed completely from some condition. Maybe you are still healing a condition, but had a few peak moments when you felt better. You will probably find it helpful to ask yourself some questions in order to discover what (out of everything you were using) may have made the biggest difference for you.

What were you doing? What had you done just before you felt better? Had you been watching funny movies? Perhaps you were engaged in creative activities or service to others. Or perhaps you were allowing yourself longer periods of rest. Maybe you were really committed to a special diet and that’s when you felt your best. You might discover you had let go of an old belief and adopted a new one that seemed to help you make some progress. And maybe, a specific treatment really made the difference for you.

More likely than not, some combination was taking place when you felt your best. As an observer of your reality, recall and record what you were doing. If you don’t remember everything, and perceive that you need to have a better understanding, I recommend you make an observational chart for yourself, which is described in Chapter One of the book, The Root of All Healing.

When you have more than one ailment

Many of us are challenged by more than one physical ailment. So if you found some relief and healing from one condition, you might find this reflection helpful in determining how you could approach the next condition you would like to heal. If you responded really well to herbs in curing one condition, you probably want to discover what herbs will best support you in healing another condition. Maybe your body loves essential oils or reiki or yoga. Maybe you need someone to help you lay out a regular integrated self-cared regimen. Perhaps you have discovered you simply have to have a certain amount of time every day or week devoted to your physical care, without any family- or work-related distractions.

Designing your own best integrated approach to self-healing

I know I do best when I meditate every morning, preferably for an hour to an hour and a half. Twenty minutes is the absolute minimum, and only rarely. My body loves energy medicine, so that’s what I like to use first, including healing sounds and symbols. From my meditations and personal sound medicine sessions, I usually get intuitive insights about what else I need—changes in diet, herbs to add, or changes I need to make in my beliefs or behaviors. Or I’ll get an insight about a healer I need to visit. On some occasions a healer will come directly to me, offering his or her help. If the help feels right, I accept the offer.

I know that I need to attend to difficult emotions the minute they arise, in order to keep my psyche in a calm and open psychological space for healing to happen. I need a certain amount of routine to maintain a healthy diet, rigorous exercise several days per week, good water and lots of fresh air. I do my best not to rush my life because that pushes me into illness. I don’t chase after a cure. I open the healing space within me and follow what my body and psyche teach me about me.

Your own best, integrated approach to healing will be unique to you. It very likely will include what you personally need to do for each of these aspects: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. If you abandon any one of these areas, you have abandoned part of yourself, and at some point the result of that abandonment is likely to show up as illness in your body.

You can get some tips about designing your self-healing approach in my book, The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything.

If you are a committed observer of your health, you might want to reflect upon any decisions you made that seemed to set you back in your healing, while you are also looking at what helped your healing progress. Then you are in a position to make some choices that can make the biggest difference for you.