I am so excited to be writing this year's blog post... I am not sure why... I guess because it is almost the end of January and I am already seeing the theme for this year in action! So, 2015 is the Year of Healing. Since 2012, the world have been shifting at a rapid pace and while it seems often times that we are going to this crazy, violent world, the truth is that everything in nature has a balance. And, while we see many moving towards violence, hopelessness, and destruction, there are an equal number realizing that we cannot continue to live this way and they are moving towards love, light, and forgiveness. All of these concepts are fantastic. It is always nice to talk about love, light and forgiveness, but practicing it when the cashier at Walmart is beyond clueless and painstakingly SLOW the week of Christmas is a whole 'nother story (she actually said to me that that is what I need to expect going to Walmart the week of Christmas... and the truth is... she is right!). What stops us from being the amazing beings that we really intend to be? Well, in short, our wounds. All the parts of ourselves that we haven't quite learned to accept and therefore, have not been fully healed. Well, my dear friends, with mixed emotions, I tell you, if you are willing, this year they will get healed. That sounds nice, but healing is a process, which means, the same painful point will get hit again and again until you learn to do something different and allow it to heal. I have a feeling this will definitely be a "be careful what you wish for year" in many cases.
Healing is a process and it starts with awareness. Often times this is the most difficult step of healing. Just like when we go to the doctor with symptoms in our physical body, understanding what the underlying root cause takes time, knowledge, trial and error, and lots of tests. But, once you know what the underlying cause is, the course of action is usually fairly clear. Not necessarily easy, just more clear. This year, pay close attention to the events of your life. What is happening? Is this the first time you have had this type of experience (the details may be different, but is the feeling similar)? And, if yes, do you want to continue this type of experience, or are you ready to heal it and have a different experience? One of the great wisdoms I am coming to truly understand is that life is a series of experiences. You can never have the exact same experience twice. It is just not possible. However, you can have the same type of experiences as many times as you would like, until you decide you are ready for a different experience. Deciding you are ready for a different experience involves first clearly knowing what experience you are having (awareness). Use this year to notice your experience and especially notice the experiences you seem to always have. These could be defined as positive or negative by you. In reality, they are neither, they are just experiences. For example, you could always experience having more than enough money. This may be an experience you are happy with and do not want to "heal" or change. Or, you may always experience not being in very good health and decide you no longer want that experience, and, anything in between. I was explaining the Law of Attraction to a friend of mine, and she said, "yeah, that works for you because you are lucky." I got so upset and angry. I have worked hard to master the bit of Law of Attraction that I have mastered and felt like I needed to defend myself. Now, two years later, older and so much wiser (hee hee), I realize that she is right, I am lucky. I choose to have the experience of being lucky. I choose to experience ease in my life. I choose to experience love in my life. And, I have all of these things in abundance because I have chosen to experience them, be grateful for them and have them be meaningful in my learning and growth on earth.
Make a list of what you are choosing to experience that you are aware of already. For example, if there are areas in your life where you are "lucky", list those. And then decide whether you want to continue to experience those. If you do, also list how experiencing this benefits your life and the world. I know the good things I choose to experience are for me, but they are also for those around me. They are not selfish. I choose to use those experiences to do good in the world. For example, I choose to experience being loving and I use that to be loving to those around me in pain. As the year goes on or, honestly, if you are like many I have spoken to, just reflect on the last few weeks, what have you experienced that you no longer want to be part of your life experience? List those experiences too.
The Healing of what you no longer want to experience
Once you have the awareness of the experiences you no longer want, follow this process for healing:
1. First, bless the experience. Thank it for being in your life. This experience was given to you by a higher power for your greatest good and learning. It was not a punishment, but rather a way to help your soul grow. So, thank it for its lessons.
2. Determine what the lesson was for you. The lesson is not a negative, such as, never trust that person again. But, go deeper. If you don't know how to do this, google Quick Coherence Technique by Heart Math, and get in touch with your heart to ask what was the larger lesson in this experience for you.
3. Choose the new experience you would rather have now. Now that this experience is no longer serving you, get clear about what experience you would rather than.
Here is my example from the past two months, and honestly, the past two years. (I use God, but use whatever Higher Power works for you, God, Higher Self, Universe, etc).
Dear God - I bless all of the health issues I have faced over the past two years. I realize they were in my life to truly get me to slow down and understand that all the pushing myself, doing things I did not want to, over giving to others while neglecting taking care of myself and thinking I could "get away with it" or "push through it" was not in my best interest and took me away from being true, authentic, and present with others. It also taught me compassion at a level I have never experienced before as well as complete trust and faith that my life would be taken care of without me micromanaging you, God. Because of this experience, I started walking labyrinths and learned about staying in a state of love and not fear. These have been amazing gifts for me and I am thankful to this experience for all that I have learned. I now choose the experience of perfect health. I choose to experience my body as a vehicle that houses my soul and supports me in bringing more love and peace to the world. And, I do this, by having a body that is nourished with food that supports it, movement that allows it to function at its best, and a mind that is at peace and trusts in a grander plan, thus giving my body true mental and physical rest when it needs it. And, so it is, and so it shall be.
This year, I wish you all gentle healing. I wish the healing comes and washes away problems that have been there so long they feel like they are you, instead of an experience you are having. And, I wish that this healing is gentle and kind to you and it is an easy lesson and an easy letting go! And, so it is and so it shall be!
Much love to you all on this leg of your journey! Let me know what you are healing too and we can heal together! May 2015 be filled with powerful (and yet, super gentle) healing!
Hi! Welcome to my blog, Lunch with Cinderella. I love writing about my life experiences and the fact that they may help spur some cool experiences of your own. If you are here, leave a comment... I read them all and love hearing from you!
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