Healing with Love and Faith
After watching the documentary “Heal” at Netflix, I decided to attend an energy healing session with one of the guests, and now share with you all.
The documentary triggered my curiosity, as one of the discussed topics was the impact of our emotions on our bodies and mental health. Many people with chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases, were part of that program and wanted to try something different than what Western medicine offers. If you have not watched it yet, give it a try.
It was a beautiful venue! Located about 2 hours from NYC, it is in the middle of the county side. Over there, I met people from different countries, all searching for a better self, help, and answers. There were about 150 men and women in the healing workshop, and each one of them with a wish and a story to share.
With a broad age group, the majority of them had a rough past. Many were facing severe health issues, others were deeply emotionally hurt and could not move away from their past.
Getting to Work
“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer familiar suffering.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
The tools used by the facilitator in the spiritual, holistic healing were: breathing, embracing the divine energy, self-compassion, faith, and love. Easy to say, more challenging to do.
As I listened to his talk, I asked myself a few questions:
1. How many times have I become a slave of my old mental habits and thoughts? Why do I refer to my condition as “my” lupus, “my” pain, “my” fatigue?
2. Have I been self-compassionated with what I am going through? Do I love, and accept myself unconditionally?
3. Am I able to live my faith and trust the superior energy I believe in?
I heard about the healing power of love and faith in almost my entire life. For the three days I was there, I understood how accepting the curve balls life throws at us, and love who we are and where we are in our journey can free us from unnecessary emotional pain.
Anger, fear, sadness, resentment, rejection, grief, betrayal, among others, may make us get sicker. Holding negative emotions change our minds, and consequently, our bodies.
Life gets more complicated when we choose to fill our ‘virtual backpack’ with negative feelings, sad memories, and keep carrying them with us for years. Besides taking them, we like to talk about them, share it with people, and many times hold them close to the heart.
Going through a process of letting go is not easy, and professional support can be valuable to identify the causes and help work through them.
People’s actions do not define us. It is their ‘own stuff,’ and not ours, and it is on us to accept it or leave it alone. Allowing myself to feel hurt continually is my decision.
We practiced breathing and self-love meditation for a while, and I was able to realize how my monkey mind would not stop jumping around. Counting my breaths for an extended period was challenging. After a while, I started to notice the hidden feelings I had and started to use my breath and mind to let them go.
For weeks, I have been able to feel the peace, joy, and gratefulness that I experienced there. My self-talk, choice of words has changed since then, and I have noticed a considerable improvement in my well-being.
Am I healed? I don’t know. Am I feeling more confident and happier? That’s for sure.
Each one of us has our own journey, and I pray to all of us to find our unique one.
“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” – Sai Baba