Last week we talked about what is really happening when your life is cracking open, which for some people includes a crisis and/or healing crisis.
Today, let’s explore a little more deeply the crisis part of the equation.
Remember, we explored how things can seem to fall apart just before they get better. We looked at how limiting beliefs come up to be released and can wreak some havoc.
And in the previous article, I shared three types of limiting beliefs that masquerade as good ones.
If you haven’t read that article yet, you can read it here.
Between the time I wrote last weekend’s newsletter and today, my own life cracked open. (That’s not really surprising is it?)
Like so many people I’ve been talking to lately, I contracted a virus. This one landed in my ear, and unlike most viral infections that I clear up within hours 24-72 hours, this one held on. It has quickly expanded to the left side of my face being temporarily paralyzed.
(Before you feel too sorry for me, the insights and visions that have come with this have been profound. Already, the opportunity is making itself known. And, I know this is just a small challenge compared to having healed MS and cancer.)
A friend of mine yesterday asked why it is that powerful healers seem to get attacked by negative energy.
Without missing a beat, I shared with her I don’t believe that is what is happening.
There IS a reason very sensitive people, including healers, seem to experience more than their fair share of “stuff” and it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with being targeted.
So, if it isn’t targeting, why do some people seem to be more vulnerable?
To understand what is happening, it helps to understand aspects of Sacred Feminine nature.
The Sacred Feminine and Sensitivity
Think back to or imagine what you were like as a child.
- Were you more aware of what was really going on in the family than people wanted you to be?
- Were you aware of spirits or energy that others couldn’t see or hear?
- Did you have emotional feelings that didn’t seem to fit the circumstances?
- Were you afraid or anxious for apparently no reason?
- Did you spend more time outside your body or in fantasy than in the real world?
- Did you feel unseen and unheard, and did that trouble you?
- Did you look for ways to escape or be in control in order to feel safe?
- Did you feel like you really should toughen up if you wanted to be safe in the world?
If you experienced some or all of this, you may have been a sensitive or empathic child.
It all probably felt very intense. Spiritual experiences and emotions may have overwhelmed you.
The gateway to that kind of sensitivity is in the receptive nature of Sacred Feminine consciousness.
Protecting Yourself As a Sensitive
When you were very young, your receptive nature would have been very difficult to live with if no one in your family understood just how far your sensitivity went. Most of us did not have parents that knew what was needed to raise a sensitive child.
So we adapted. We learned to hide or take control. We discovered to survive we would need to learn how to push through, often abandoning our unique sacred self and fragile physical needs.
What we didn’t learn how to do was to properly safeguard our sensitivity.
So we spend some portion or all of our lives, learning how to do that.
In my own recent journey, I found myself doing what I did as a child, when it was time to fly home for my brother’s memorial. I toughened up and pushed through the physical challenges of air travel.
A Personal Healing Crisis
I’m highly receptive energetically and my body and spirit need a lot of attention to maintain that sensitivity in a healthy way.
I abandoned myself. I became too vulnerable – enough so that a little virus was able to stop by and hang out. Specifically, it took the form of an infection in my left ear that grew into some partial—and I’m determined to be temporary—paralysis on the left side of my face.
Plus… and this is equally important… I’d had dreams that were showing me I had an unresolved issue from my childhood in which I was angry with my mother.
The left side of the body indicates there is something in the past that needs to be healed. But, I’d been so busy I hadn’t slowed down enough to tend to this part of my needs.
My inner child was basically yelling at me! You can be sure, she has my attention now.
I created my own healing crisis.
An Out of the Ordinary View of a Healing Crisis
To be clear, the way I’m defining a healing crisis is not how everyone defines it.
I don’t see a healing crisis as just a detox response to a healing treatment. That said, here is another explanation I particularly like that keeps the detoxification point of view it in a positive and productive realm.
I believe we also create physical or emotional events to release limiting beliefs. And I consider those to be healing crisis.
Crisis = No More Time to Wait
A healing crisis does not necessarily mean that you or I are under attack.
Rather, I’ve come to know it to be the subconscious telling us we have no more time to wait if we want to grow into our true potential.
It’s time to slow down and tend to some unmet needs. It’s time to examine where and how we have been abandoning ourselves—spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically.
Already, I’ve begun tending to my inner child—the one who is still so mad at her mom.
You know how it is, you think you’ve gotten to everything that could possibly be hidden in your subconscious, only to find there is more.
When issues like this come up for me, I like to use guidance from St. Germaine in which you reframe your painful childhood experiences into pleasurable ones. If you know your inner child is needing some recreating, you can take a look at the program I created from those teachings here: Healing Your Inner Child; Awakening Your Destiny.
I know from my own experiences in healing—and in supporting so many other sensitive people to do the same thing—that when the underlying needs are met, we heal.
Through the healing, we tap into depths of consciousness that can and do carry us into the fulfillment of our greatest intentions and destiny.
By attending to our sensitive, receptive natures with care and dedication, we can turn around any healing crisis and claim the opportunities for self-realization they provide.
I’ll keep you posted on my discoveries, and invite you to share your insights about sensitivity, receptivity, and your healing in the comment are below!
Jenifer Nunez says
I have actually reviewed a few of the posts on your blog now, as well as I really like your writing style.
Thanks Jenifer! 🙂
Nice post. I have a question about reframing unpleasant things into more pleasurable once. How about your close family members? Are they supposed to reframe with you? I remember my mother always talking about how horrible and unfair my grandmother was treating her, and now all of a sudden my grandmother was a saint. This makes me kind of angry because I was never ‘allowed’ to have that saintly like person in my live, somehow I want my mother to reframe back, which is silly, because I had an opinion based on someone else’s judgments and not my own. I probably miss the fine line between denial and reframing?
Thanks Kat! I get how difficult it can be with people close to you who are not shifting their negative ways of seeing, thinking or expressing. Personally, I like to keep my focus on what I need to shift. (That’s usually plenty to focus on. 😉 It creates so much great energy to speak kindly of others. Asking a confidant to listen to how I’m being affected by someone else in order to get clarity about how to better respond to better them, still keeps it positive. Or directly telling someone how I’m being hurt by them, can open up a discussion without turning someone into an enemy. When someone gossips negatively about someone else, I like to respond with a compassionate view about the person being criticized behind their back. While not everyone around us chooses to do the same, it feels good to model a way that we can do it better—and then be compassionate with all parties involved. In time, after hearing someone speak with more kindness and compassion, they just might start trying it out for themselves. 🙂
Dear Misa, Thank you for the loving wisdom you embody and share. Two Saturday mornings in a row, last week, and today, I clearly heard your name and was guided to write it on my gratitude list. You are the only Misa, I know, and whose presence I observed; hence, clarity is not an issue. (Tears of gratitude and love divinely flowed on both occasions.) Speaking of clarity this puts Light on many experiences over the years, and bring to recall the times I thought I was being punished or attacked, only to ultimately understand the wisdom that was emerging…
Heartfelt Love & Gratitude!
Misa Hopkins says
Marie, oh how lovely to be included in your gratitudes, and for the all the beautiful love that entailed. I’m delighted to know the article offered some helpful perspective. Thank you for letting me know and including me in your love.
hi Misa, thank you for sharing. the exact thing happened to me last week, except the anger at my mother showed up in my liver and left me reeling in pain. Last night I did some re-parenting of my inner child. it was a wonderful experience and left me with a deep sense of peace.
Misa Hopkins says
Angela, how beautiful that you gave your sweet inner child the love she needed to be able to experience deep peace. It has been my observation that the unmet needs we experience from what our mothers were unable to give us are the very same unmet needs our mothers experienced. When each of us chooses to bring healing to the painful places, we heal ourselves and our blessed mothers before us. TI’m so glad to hear that you too honored the precious little one inside of you. 🙂
Beautifully written article
Misa Hopkins says
Thank you Shaneild. 🙂