You’ve probably thought it or heard somebody imply that healing is difficult. If we don’t get an immediate positive response from a drug, herb, remedy, healing therapy, surgery or intervention, it is easy for us to assume healing is difficult. But is it really difficult, or has our social consciousness come to expect quick-fixes, and when the fix isn’t quick then the path is difficult? Have we come to expect that somebody else will fix us up and we won’t have to expend any more effort than going to a doctor or healer?
The following is an excerpt from a free report I wrote, Beating the Odds: 10 Beliefs that Can Short-Circuit Your Healing, exposing some of the common beliefs that can inhibit our healing progress, including the belief that healing is difficult. Sometimes these beliefs are lingering in the back of our minds—not obvious—but present and affecting the results we are longing for yet not getting. Here are some insights from the report about healing being difficult.
Actually, there is some truth to this. Healing requires effort, but I’m not sure I would say difficult, nor would I assume it is difficult in every instance. In fact, some of the best healing I have ever experienced was downright pleasant, and occurred with a measure of ease.
Some years ago, I cut my finger very deeply—enough so that it would have been appropriate to have had stitches. I cleaned my cut, bandaged it up and started singing a healing song to it. I sang to it off and on, intensely, throughout the afternoon, evening and next morning.
The next day, I asked a friend that had come over to help me change my bandage. After she unwrapped my finger, she turned it a couple of times and asked me where the cut was supposed to be. All we could see was a scratch where a cut had been.
The effort required for that healing was not difficult; however, it did require the intensity of my focus and clear determination to heal. The process itself was actually pleasant because the song was delightful to the ear.
More effort was required as I addressed my doubt and fear of failure. Initially, I had to address my doubt several times before I finally relaxed into a profound sense of trust that cleaning the wound and using my sound medicine was all that was required to heal.
Another area in which healing can provide a challenge is when you experience a Herxheimer reaction. This is where your symptoms actually increase for a period of time as your body detoxes. This is also called a healing crisis and though it can be intense, it is often of shorter duration than the illness itself. I think it is safe to say that Herxheimer reaction could be difficult. But let’s put this into perspective. Is a short duration of increased symptoms more difficult than living with a serious illness day after day without an end in sight?
The deeper you go into accessing the core of your healing power, the less difficult it becomes. In my opinion, stitches would have been more difficult and more traumatic than my sound medicine. I enjoyed the sounds and I enjoyed the rise of energy I felt coursing through me as I focused my intention on healing. By comparison, sound medicine was actually enjoyable.
Healing requires effort—focused effort. Whether you are accessing your own energetic healing abilities or drawing in the right professionals and treatments, you need to be fully invested in the process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Quite frankly, pain and long-term illness are likely to be far more difficult than making the concerted effort required to heal.
How about you? Have you found healing to be difficult?