and spirit! I attended an energy workshop to learn some new tools and as a
bonus, I was given the opportunity to process an old emotional wound and receive
The whole experience has really driven home to me the importance of the
process! I’ve always wanted to skip the process in everything I’ve taken on.
Piano - I hated the practice, but it’s the only thing that got me to where I
could play competently. When I'm sad, I just want to feel better, now. This usually means I reach for some quick and easy fix (food, reading, exercise, t.v.) instead of experiencing the emotion. Fitness? Um, duh, involves exercising, regularly….which is ‘the’ process. Who among us has not tried a crash diet in order to lose weight fast, just to gain it all back and then some? Getting slim
may just involve a ‘lifestyle’ change, which involves…a process. Self Help - yes, identifying the problem, great! Fixing a problem with it? Impossible without going through the proper motions. This old emotional wound I carried? I was well aware of it, I talked about it, I self-helped it with lots of ‘tools.’ But it was never properly ‘processed’ until this weekend.
There are all kinds of therapies available now for processing trauma. For
your body there’s physiotherapy, chiropractic, yoga, massage, etc.
For experiences/emotions/thoughts there’s psychotherapy, counselling, support
Any kind of energy therapy - body talk, reiki, craniosacral, etc. are great
forms of processing.
All of the above serve as spiritual processing as well. We can’t have
‘therapy’ for one part of us that doesn’t affect all the other parts of us.
The other huge take away I got from my weekend with the healers is that we
CANNOT do it alone. Ever. Think about trying to fix your own broken leg. Not
very wise. It’s the same with any other part of you. It’s best to get help from
one with experience and training. Remember, 'they' don't heal you, YOU heal you. 'They' are trained in the process that best facilitates that.
Healing/integrating all the parts of you is the single most important work
you can do here. Instead of walking around in pain and wounded, the you that is
whole and well you can quite simply change the world. Finding the support for
that certainly speeds the process!
I can’t tell you how much better, how much more myself I feel having finally
processed a part of me that was needing attention. I can tell you that my
respect for the process has sky rocketed and that I am honoured to be able to
help you walk through your process.