Art of Healing
Opening To & Embracing Life
only moment we can touch life, is in this moment."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
your essential state, you are a whole being. Lifeforce energy courses
through every cell of your body. But through the years, you may have
learned habitual ways of being in your body, in your mind, or in relationship
that limit or get in the way of your direct experience of that aliveness.
invite you to open yourself to the gift of healing into life. To be
fully alive, to love and receive love, to manifest your potential
in your life-work, to be open to the profound human experience of
countless joys and sorrows.
into life involves working with all that is in the way of remembering
and reconnecting your inherent wholeness. The word "healing"
has to do with wholeness, holy, health - all of which comes from the
root meaning "whole, complete." Healing is different from
"curing" or "fixing." Some diseases or life circumstances
will continue: the body ages, you lose people close to you, life changes,
and if you live long enough you will develop illness and disability.
The human condition involves suffering, loss, and change, as well
as fulfillment and delight.
is a process that embraces all of you. You can experience wholeness
and aliveness even if you are missing a body part, in chronic pain,
have experienced great loss, and even as death approaches. It is an
inner orientation to your essential state of being that resists the
temptation to identify with your body, mind, or life circumstance.
is participatory. It is not something someone does to you or for you.
It is a process that asks nothing less than the truth of your experience.
It requires an attunement to yourself - learning to listen to the
messages of your body, heart, and soul, and a willingness to act in
alignment with that truth without being attached to the outcome.
requires self care. Learning to care enough about yourself to mobilize
your will to change your lifestyle or life circumstance if necessary,
to seek guidance and assistance, to be an active partner in attempts
to understand what might be involved in moving toward greater levels
of health, joy, and well being. It requires learning clear boundaries
to provide the space and time necessary for self care, conscious choices,
and caring for yourself and others in healthy ways.
requires opening to the ever-changing and unfolding nature of your
body, relationships, work, and life. It asks you to open your eyes
and heart to what it is to be fully human. To open to the broad spectrum
of your humanness - experiencing great beauty, friendship, simple
kindness, and joy, as well as great grief, pain, and suffering. It
requires honoring your feelings - fear, anger, doubt, sadness, vulnerability.
As you open to the truth that underlies your feelings and begin to
heal emotionally, you have more energy to heal physically. And as
you open to the truth that underlies the dis-ease of your body, you
have more energy to heal emotionally.
are whole - body, mind, and spirit. Each moment invites you to open
to and live your wholeness. Choose to be fully alive, as long as you
live. Enjoy. Namaste. And be well.