How do we heal? And what constitutes a healing life?
From many traditions “to heal” means “wholeness.”
Healing is wholeness.
I think healing means remembering who we really are—like the Earth, herself, innately wise. Already whole. Already on a healing trajectory. Whether we know it or not. Whether we remember or not.
Somewhere along the way we’ve forgotten. We’ve stopped trusting our own intrinsic intelligence about what we need to heal. We’ve turned our trust, instead, to the “experts,” who we believe know us and what we need more than we do.
Leaving us feeling disappointed. Stuck. Perhaps suffering and alone.
By forgetting who we are, we may not be aware of the healing within us. We may be living our lives unconsciously without any regard at all for what we need to support and direct this healing to our own advantage.
But we’re still healing. It’s Earth’s law.
We see this law in nature all around us. How she heals in spectacular ways we never expect. After hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires, incredible landscapes emerge. The trees, animals, and waterways return. It’s never what we expect. It’s never the way it was. But it’s always jaw-dropping. Awe-inspiring. She heals.
A healing life is about turning back to ourselves. Remembering who we are. The Earth, herself. Holding ourselves with compassion for where we’re at. And with the strength of that compassion, gradually turning ourselves toward what we need. Not just to heal, but to do so in sustainable ways. To create a deep well of core resilience within us.
The most sustainable healing is based on the principles of simple and small. Activating our inherent wisdom one small step at a time, one simple practice at a time, one moment and one day at a time toward what we, as unique people, need to rediscover our wholeness, whatever that might be.
Enjoy my Our Healing Life video series. These musings are my gift to you, my companions on this healing journey we’re all on, together rediscovering who we really are as humans, how to consciously direct our healing to create and sustain a robust, vibrant, and awe-inspiring healing life.
All my love,
Our Healing Life Videos Table of Contents
Our Healing Life, Part One: Unbroken and Magnificent.
What if instead accepting fate, we step up to our healing lives consciously with fierce intentions to feel our best and live our best lives?
Our Healing Life, Part Two: We can’t not heal (but we can learn to heal well!).
Learn the two top dynamic principles of the human body that will allow you to access your own true potential to heal.
Our Healing Life, Part Three: What’s Our ‘Big’ Assignment?
What's our 'Big Assignment?' To learn to activate the healing within us and access our vast untapped potential.
Our Healing Life, Part Four: Presence.
Self-awareness, self-compassion, safety, and self-agency. These are the powerful outcomes of becoming present.
Our Healing Life, Part Five: The Healing Terrain (=Us)
Let's unpack the dynamic relationship between our genes, environment, lifestyle, events, and mindset that make us who we are.
Our Healing Life, Part Six: Core Resilience
We begin by not making our pain, suffering, and illness wrong. We trust our bodies' innate wisdom and urge to heal--we can't not heal.
Our Healing Life, Part Seven: Resolve Complex Roadblocks to Healing
Today, we look at the internal and external roadblocks to healing and we give ourselves permission to release the disempowering stories.
Our Healing Life Steppingstones
Living in pain, suffering, and illness can be lonely. And the task of finding guidance relevant to us can be completely overwhelming.
Our Healing Life: What’s love got to do with it?
We give our time, energy, and attention away to serve the needs of others so well, and forget to circle back to ourselves.
Core Resilience: Letting go of what keeps us sick and stuck.
The need to let go of what hurts us seems self-evident. But it's actually the hardest thing we must do to heal.
Our Healing Life Series: Letting Go Part Two–Toxins and Irritants
Letting Go of what hijacks our wellness and ability to heal is a top priority for achieving Core Resilience.
Letting Go of Negative Energy and Distractions
We're here to create Core Resilience. They key to this is letting go of the many obstacles that stand in our way.
Core Resilience: Letting Go of Disempowering Stories
Core Resilience is Letting Go of what holds us back and stands in the way of our light, life, and brilliant possibilities.
A Compassionate Approach to Trauma Self-Healing
Trauma is the most insidious roadblock to creating the core resilience we need to heal our lives and unleash our potential as humans.
Create Balance: Embrace the Chaos
Sometimes the chaos is our friend. The suffering gets our attention. We look within and find the wisdom that's been there all along.
Core Resilience Steppingstone Six: Nourish
Our relationship with food is complicated, isn't it? In this video we unpack the essential 3 food lessons to keep your resilience high.
Core Resilience Steppingstone Five: Restore
We feel so much more alive and vibrant when our resilience tank is full. How do we get there? That's what this video series is all about.