“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.”
– Tori Amos
A few years ago, when I was dealing with crippling pain and not getting any real help from the doctor, a friend of mine who had listened carefully asked calmly “Do you want to be healed?” My heart swelled with gratitude that he had the courage to ask this question because deep down I knew I was afraid of the responsibility of being 100% fit and well and because he asked I finally fessed up.
A bit of illness to give me a valid excuse to shirk certain responsibilities seemed OK if the price was pain – I could live with this… In fact, compared to feeling the fear of what I knew I had to do if I was well, I would rather have the illness. Or I thought I did until my friend asked that question and helped me face the fear in the light of my awareness.
If you are looking for healing for a condition or freedom from pain, there are three questions you need to face honestly before healing becomes possible:
- Do you identify with your illness and often use it as an excuse? Being ill could have become part of who you are and not being ill means living and moving outside your comfort zone.
- Do you fear the responsibilities you might have to take on if you were well? Remember, you are never tested by the Universe beyond your ability. Just as your faith will heal you, your faith will help you face any new challenges that crop up!
- Are you reluctant to give up the things you know are bad for you? You could be addicted to certain substances or behaviours that you need to give up in order to heal. The addiction feeds negative thought forms that your ego will run on repeat to not have to transform.
Healing and wholeness require certain sacrifices. Receiving the truly good stuff in life means having the courage to say “No!” to all the things that harm you or that simply do not contribute to your health and wellbeing.
“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”
― Deepak Chopra