My Healing Journey
As a spiritual health facilitator I thought it might be useful to share with you some of my healing journey and how I found spirituality to be such a crucial factor.
In my teens, following a trauma, my body started to give out on my and I knew if I wanted to live, I needed to make some changes. These are the ten factors I found to be most important....
1. A quest for meaning and purpose - I needed to find out if there was a reason to live. My life that mapped ahead seemed pleasant enough - school, marriage, kids - but I wanted more. So started my spiritual quest.
2. Listening to the wisdom of my body: My renewed sense of purpose inspired the will to get well - but how. The spirit was willing but the body was still weak. I realised I needed to listen to and work within the constraints of my body.
3. Self care: I created a programme of self care including times of healthy but not 'orthorexic' nutrition, rest, gentle and aerobic exercise. Initially, my energy levels were low, so it was a gentle build up.
4. Altitude practices: It was easy to lose morale. Practices of gratitude, inhaling the beauty of nature, innerly smiling, daydreaming beautiful thoughts....all these kept me uplifted and sane.
5. Attune to spirit: Stay connected to the start dust beyond the mundanity of 'blobsville' - It can be so easy to connect! Inspirational readings, prayer, opening intuition to the spiritual dimension, remembering who I am, times of meditation and reflection, energy healing - all played their part.
6. Community of like minded beings - I needed to feel understood and with people who were on my wavelength - people who could meet me at soul level.
7. Psychological healing: As I grew stronger, memories of trauma surfaced. I began to see that my physical illness had been based in psychological wounding - which I needed to address to heal. This was perhaps the scariest part of the journey and took the most courage - facing my shadows!
8. The power of empathy: For me, I could not do it completely on my own. The healing power of someone who could be with me in my pain - not trying to escape it but being in it with me - holding compassion - showed me how to do this for myself.
9. Fun and joy: It is so easy to let life become serious. Making time for fun and joy; laughter and lunacy.
10. Giving back: Self healing can become self centered. As give back - support others, acknowledge and appreciate. It is actually serving that brings fulfillment.
Spiritual Health Programme
Developed by the Spiritual Companions Trust, I am proud to be able to offer you the spiritual health programme, either one to one or small groups.
‘This is a straightforward approach, grounded in good science, which anyone can use to boost their emotional wellbeing, improve their physical and mental health and connect to the good things in life’ Spiritual Companions Trust
Apply for one to one
Next group starts Thursday July 5th 7.00pm