by Katrina Love Senn |
Have you been feeling intuitively drawn to explore the path of healing? To be clear, needing healing does not mean we are broken, but simply that we have challenges we can move beyond. Through my work, I have had the opportunity to work with people navigating a wide spectrum of life challenges. During this time, I have noticed that there are consistent signs that pop up when people are ready for healing.
In this article, I’d like to explore 3 of these signs to help you decide if you are ready to start your own healing journey.
Sign #1: You Are Feeling Pain In Your Life & Are Open To Doing Something Different
Pain has the ability to quickly interrupt established habits, routines, and ways of doing things. While the idea of initiating change in life can be painful, when our own pain levels increase, then change becomes possible.
When our pain is considerably greater than the perceived pain of changing familiar routines, then you enter the zone where sustainable change can happen and healing can occur. Before this, there is often much resistance, self-sabotage, or uncertainty.
Many people come to healing work when they are in pain. That was how I discovered healing.
My body broke down just days before my 20th birthday and I ended up bed-ridden for months. Looking back I can see that it was my pain and suffering that was my spiritual doorway and invitation to commence my healing journey.
Sign #2: You Are Overriding Your Body Or Your Body’s Feedback
Are you someone who is constantly overriding the messages of your body?
If so, it is likely that you might feel run down with constant colds, flu, or infections, or more seriously, chronic exhaustion or even complete burn out. Know that your body is always talking to you, and if you are getting more than your fair share of sick days, then it is trying to tell you something important. Maybe it is time to slow down and rest.
A healing client of mine had spent years ignoring all the messages and signs that her body has been lovingly sending her for years. When she first came to see me, she was working through a number of health challenges, including weight gain, liver problems, and chronic exhaustion. She had spent so much of her life putting the needs of others first, whilst overlooking her own.
After her healing session, she became much more aware of the unconscious behaviors that were running her life. With new levels of awareness she has been able to make some subtle shifts in her life that have made all the difference.
Burnout is a common pattern that I see, particularly in women. It is a result of overriding the body and the body’s natural feedback system over many years. Listen to your body and give yourself permission to start healing.
Sign #3: You Have Had An Emotional Shock Or Trauma In Your Life
Life is full of surprises; some good, happy ones, and others that shock our emotional system, requiring processing, expressing, and exploring in order to heal from them.
Your emotions are like a river and need to flow. If you have recently been exposed to an emotionally stressful event, serious accident, or unexpected loss, then healing can be very useful at this time to help you to feel and fully express your emotions.
These types of unexpected events have the ability to totally disorientate us, leaving us feeling empty or maybe asking deeper questions about life. Healing can help you to navigate your own emotional journey that you find yourself on.
A few years ago, I worked with a lady who had experienced a sudden loss of things that were very dear to her heart. In a very short period of time she had lost her partner, her house, and her garden, as well as being diagnosed with a chronic illness.
As we worked together, her feelings poured out of her, and she said it felt so good to express them. I told her that emotions are energy and that energy always wants to move. I encouraged her to connect with her emotions using her breath so that she could acknowledge, release, and let go of what wanted to leave her life, and in the process, open to all the new things that wanted to enter her life.
Today, she is happily expressing herself as a full-time artist. She said that in hindsight even though that was a challenging time in her life, she now sees that she had to let go of who she had been in order to be who she is today.
Are You Ready To Heal?
If you recognize these 3 signs in your life, know that you are ready for healing.
Say yes and trust that Life will never give you a challenge that you cannot handle. Consider them an invitation from life to go on your own personal healing journey.
As you go on your healing journey, remember to connect with the support that is all around you. Ask the Universe to help and guide you.
Look within and connect with your inner courage. Take baby steps forward.
And know that when you live in truth and alignment with yourself and your dreams, you will naturally create health, happiness, and inner peace in your life.
by Katrina Love Senn
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