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July 6, 2023

6 Things I Experienced during my Healing Process.

 

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Imagine a beautiful dance happening inside you, where your body, mind, and spirit work together to make you feel better.

That’s healing, specifically designed for people going through tough times in their body, mind, or emotions. It aims to bring back balance and calmness to every part of who you are.

But here’s the thing: healing is not always easy. It has a way of bringing up all the parts that you have ignored or pushed aside—the parts that carry deep-seated pain. It gently shines a light on those hidden corners of your existence, urging you to face and embrace what you have buried for so long.

To begin a healing journey, you need unwavering honesty and courage.

You create a safe space, a sanctuary where you can explore and process the pain that resides within you. By acknowledging and embracing these aspects, you start to loosen their grip on you, allowing for transformation and personal growth.

For me, healing has been a turning point in my life. I am more connected to myself than ever before. I pay attention to every subtle feeling and emotion, discovering unknown aspects of myself. It’s like reigniting my passion for life and finding a renewed sense of purpose. But let me be honest—it has not been all smooth sailing. It’s been a roller-coaster ride of exhilaration and exhaustion.

Here’s what I experienced during my healing process:

Catharsis:

This is all about releasing and purifying emotions. It involves facing intense emotions like fear, sadness, or anger and letting them go in a way that brings relief, clarity, and emotional well-being. Over the past two years, I have felt a whirlwind of emotions, especially the negative ones that I had never experienced so intensely before. It felt like purging toxins from within—an emotional cleansing. This process came with challenges and physical hardships, but looking back, it was truly worth it.

Inner Child Awakening:

This is about reconnecting with and healing the inner child—the part of you that embodies innocence, vulnerability, curiosity, and emotional needs. It involves exploring past wounds and traumas from childhood to foster healing, self-acceptance, and personal growth. Connecting with my inner child and offering comfort was emotionally demanding. Confronting deep scars and wounds was heart-wrenching. It took immense courage and inner strength to face those painful aspects of myself and acknowledge their impact on my life.

Self-Acceptance:

I used to avoid truly acknowledging and embracing my authentic self. I often fell into the trap of comparing myself to others, which left me feeling disappointed for not measuring up to their standards. But through healing, I have become more attuned to my true essence. I have learned to recognize and accept myself, flaws and all, with compassion and inner strength.

Self-Authenticity:

Healing has empowered me to embrace and express my unique qualities without pretending to be someone I am not. Authenticity means being honest with myself and others. It takes courage to show my true self, even if it means being vulnerable or facing judgment. I wholeheartedly embraced my strengths and weaknesses, celebrating my individuality, and living in alignment with my values.

Clarity:

I used to struggle with asserting my true identity and pursuing my genuine needs and desires. Fear, shame, and lack of clarity clouded my path. But through healing, I have gained clarity about myself and what I want in life. Today, my decisions come from inner strength and conviction, not from fear or past traumas, because they align with my authentic self.

Detoxification:

This typically refers to the process of removing toxins or harmful substances from the body, but it can also be applied metaphorically to removing negative influences, attitudes, or behaviors from one’s life. This can include letting go of toxic relationships, habits, or thought patterns that may be detrimental to one’s well-being. I made a conscious decision in my life to release myself from the negative influence of individuals who were unhealthy for me and to rid myself of toxic behaviors and environments. In situations where it was challenging to completely detach, I established clear boundaries to protect my well-being and maintain a healthier mindset.

The healing journey encompasses both challenges and discomfort, yet it presents profound opportunities for self-discovery and liberation. As you confront the hidden aspects you once concealed, you learn to embrace them with compassion and understanding. These elements do not define you but rather contribute to your larger narrative, which can be rewritten with newfound awareness and resilience.

Through acknowledging and integrating these avoided parts, you nurture authenticity and alignment with your true self, fully embracing the diverse range of the human experience. This process empowers you to reclaim your inner strength, release emotional burdens, and foster self-acceptance and inner peace.

Ultimately, the path of healing beckons you to wholeheartedly embrace every facet of yourself—the light and the shadow, the joy and the pain. It is a transformative journey that encourages you to step into authenticity, honoring your entire being as you embark on a path of self-discovery and growth.

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