Staying present: giving your pain a moment to heal

Candle burning

Stay present in order to heal

When you are faced with an opportunity to heal, a challenge, take is as just that (an opportunity to heal). The greater challenge is staying in the moment, focused on healing. It is so easy to forget (or not remember) the wound, past and/or present, and not do the work to heal. There are many modalities that will keep you in the moment:

  • meditation practices
  • yoga
  • journaling
  • talking about it and/or acknowledging the issue (without forgetting about it)

We want to pretend that our pain is not real, but it is real and fantasy does not heal our wounds. Staying present in the pain helps us to heal. So remember to remember your pain and not let it go unnoticed. The more that you can focus on the pain, the memory the more able you are to heal. There will be more on healing in future posts. Let it be known that this is a major subject for people now as many of one’s wounds are staring us in the face like a hungry dog waiting for his/her owner to feed him/her.


Take this opportunity to heal


Take this time to heal

When you look at the sum of your life look at the opportunities to grow. What are you supposed to be learning? Do you run into the same people, with the same characteristics, with the same learning opportunities? Look at them as lessons. Once you see the lesson and, most importantly, learn the lesson then you are able to move on. And maybe those same personalities will not be drawn to you and you to them. It is not a matter of them being the “problem.” They help you grow so they may be the opportunity to grow and you might be the only thing, person to heal. It is time to heal. It is a great time to churn out what works and what doesn’t work and, in the process, to grow.

So grow. Take this opportunity NOW.

Healing the old and the new

White light

Use this current intensity to heal old and new wounds

The time is now to heal the old and new wounds. It is an extraordinarily good time to look at one’s self, evaluate what is real, what is not real, what works and what doesn’t work. It might seem like radical times in that the intensity seems to stare you down. But the good news is that this intensity also helps us process in a way that is like a garbage disposal. Throw away all that is not working. In it’s place you will find things that actually do work.

Do the inner work now. It is a time like no other.