Healing Says: “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
“Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air!” ~ C. JoyBell C.
“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson
“We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.” ~ Michael Jackson
“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” ~ Jennifer Brown
“History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.” ~ Aberjhani
“Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.” ~ Aberjhani
“Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity.” ~ Tony Samara
“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” ~ Robert James Waller
from The Desk of MarDrag:
It has been an astonishing week. There have been so many world events in the news, so much emotion, anticipation and anger and despair to be felt. The end of the week has left us feeling spent, confused, and unsure how to go forward. There are things to consider and answers we would like to have. There is a part of us that would like to go back to how things were before this week ever began. And then, there is the part of us that knows that the events of this week have changed the world, have changed us, forever. Do we allow that to happen? Do we accept that change and move on? Or, do we stay steadfast to the idea that we won’t let these world events change us at all and we will stay the same, no matter what comes.
Yes…Confusing. Because Change is inevitable…and it is the one and only thing we can count on to happen. Do we flow with it, or stand against it?
But, these questions aside for the moment…there is something that needs to happen before we consider Change…and that is the Healing.
Wounds have been opened, hearts torn asunder, and minds tested to absorb. There has been great pain inflicted, and along with it, an inability to understand why and how. And yet, even as those questions hang in the air waiting to be answered…the Healing begins. For as soon as a wound is sliced open, as soon as the air hits it, the natural act of the flesh and blood is to begin the Healing process…with the blood thickening, and tissue beginning to form a scab in order to protect the wound as it Heals. Though it is still painful, the Healing does begin, even before we realize it or acknowledge it.
Our hearts, minds and souls are no different…if we choose to see them that way. They are capable of great Healing, and even the fragments of a broken heart will seek each other to become whole again. Rumi’s quote above says that the wound is the place where Light enters you…and this is true. And another quote says that we have a Light encoded within us, which is also true. So, if we let those two Lights come together and form a great Light to shine, it will be of a Healing nature, and we can heal ourselves as well as the world itself. Focus on that Healing Light going forward. That is the move we need to make.
Martin Luther King Jr. says that when faced with suffering we can “either react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force”. Seek your Healing and make your choice. As Elizabeth Gilbert tells us, Healing would have us know that “I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me”. So, we need not fear that Healing will not come…for as she says, it is always there, and stronger than anything else. Healing always occurs.
So go forward into your week Knowing this, Believing it, and Healing will begin. As for all the rest…time will tell…but we will manage, for we will have been made even stronger for the Healing that has come to us.