Does the speed of natural healing ever feel too slow for you?
When you are feeling bad, you want to feel good and now! It’s a reasonable desire isn’t it?
If you are as committed to natural healing as I am, it can be quite a shock to discover that natural healing has a speed of its own. It can be amazingly slow or amazingly fast. It just depends upon how many beliefs and emotions are in the way of an immediate response.
In my recent counseling sessions with clients the topic of subtleties in healing has been coming up, so I thought I’d share some insights that could help you in your own healing.
Many natural approaches align with the rhythms of your body, mind and emotions. So just as you are evolving spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally over time, their effects mirror your evolution and therefore, progress can appear to be quite subtle.
As an energy healer, I know sometimes changes are so subtle that if I’m not paying attention, I hardly notice what is happening.
It’s easy to discount subtleties, but the moment you discount them, my elders taught me you disqualify the healing that just occurred. Subconsciously, that means you are resetting your progress, and you are now starting from zero.
That’s why it is so important to attend to disappointments, regrets and resentments, anger, sorrow or numbness with compassion—immediately. If you don’t tend to these emotions with love, they will carry you into a spiral of despair and you lose faith in what healing progress you have made.
The negative feelings and mindset create chemical responses in your body that perpetuate your illness. Your illness progresses, and you could find yourself convinced you are not able to heal.
I’m looking out my office window right now at a world in bloom. Spring is a wonderful season for watching the subtleties of change. Watching a bird build a nest, or a flower push through the soil, a tree budding its leaves are all reminders that most of the time, in nature, change happens one little movement at a time.
Every little progressive movement counts, and in the springtime, isn’t it easy to smile when you see each little sign that the lush gifts of the earth are emerging?
I have found, and you might want to try this, that keeping a journal each day about the small movements of positive changes taking place keeps me focused on the natural healing that is actually occurring.
One uncomfortable hour, day or week is like a spring storm passing through. It does not mean that new life is not arriving. It just means that things are clearing out and seeds are being planted in new places.
Your healing might be occurring subtly, as you let go of old beliefs, meet unmet emotional needs, create new habits, develop more positive thoughts and open to receiving healing—and like the stirrings of life in the spring, those subtle movements count.
As you notice them and tend to them, the speed of your healing picks up. That is what sets the speed of natural healing.
Holding you in my heart and songs,