1. the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again
2. tending to heal; therapeutic
There are a lot of things that come up in our lives that lead us towards a lifestyle of healing. I have found that healing at the most basic level is a journey that is mostly internal. Mostly because it is important to get and seek outside resources to aid us on our journey whether it is a support system, friends, family, loved ones, therapists, counselors, yoga instructors or strangers. There are people who cross our path with the intention of helping us grow, learn, adapt, heal and so much more.
Healing is a vulnerable space. It is challenging and requires you, to be honest, forthright, truthful, brave, strong and so much more because during your process of healing you should be confronted with some very difficult elements pertaining to yourself and the life you have lived. The core of the healing journey is often SELF. Seeking healing outside of self with the intention of it being healed wholly is unreasonable. It’s also not fair to the outside world to put that expectation for YOUR healing onto others.
Everyone has a different process for healing and no one can tell you what that looks like for you. People can suggest things that they know to have worked for them or others, but take the time to figure out what works for you. Be mindful of yourself, your needs, your hurts, your pain, your vulnerabilities and go from there.
Some words that you can tap into to focus on in your healing process are:
The healing process is never-ending. The journey is never quite done. So develop tools that can help you along the way. Cultivate what you need to be able to tackle life. Check in as often as necessary and more than anything remember to be gentle with yourself. You deserve as much love as you give to others, you can also love yourself better than anyone else can.
What tools have you cultivated on your journey, what works for you and what helps you to get through?