Healing and Transformation

Healing and Transformation

The Soul of Healing

posted by David G Arenson ND

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I believe the most important missing ingredient from our world today is the “soul.” The so-called scientific revolution’s success at brainwashing of society to reject the soul, has meant so many people have been starved of relating to the world in terms of having a soul, and seeing other people’s souls reflected back.

We have “lost” the soul.

Now is the time to win it back!

What is the soul?

Many have attempted to answer this question.

It is the part of us that doesn’t die. It is the part of us that when we do die, will continue on. It is our essence. It is truly who we are. The flesh is just a temporary vehicle for the soul.

The soul is indefinable, indescribable and a piece of God, hence indivisible and infinite in its light.

Some define soul and spirit as “ineffable” – yet nowadays you can fit soul and spirit into science. We know many tangible and intangible aspects of the make-up of matter, for instance, everything is actually energy. Scientists don’t know how things are held together into matter. Perhaps that is the “soul” – a type of governing intelligence that unites complex and disparate parts into one unit.

How do you relate to your soul?

How do you define your soul?

Open your Wounds and Let them Bleed

posted by David G Arenson ND

Wounds fester and burn unless you face your darkness, your shadow, your disowned self, that which you reject about yourself.

 

Image: Marcus Reichert via Wiki Commons

Image: Marcus Reichert via Wiki Commons

I am calling for freedom. The kind of freedom that makes your soul cry out for joy, diving into the sea of possibility as if its life depended on it, as if it were life itself (which it is!). This is the kind of freedom of which I speak. How can we get there?

When we can accept and love our whole self, warts and all, it will bring us closer to the illusive ‘wholeness’ we seek. After all, a love affair with the self is the greatest journey that exists.

These words from Iyanla Vanzant are so deep, so apt and really bring home this point:

“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

People will be there to guide you along the way, yet the real healing is up to you.
It’s important to acknowledge that we are human beings who feel, who grow, who evolve, who are always in a process of change.
Wounds make people feel important, and some people hold on to them as a source of pride. Some even mould their entire identity around their wounds.

Personality becomes “wounded,” self-power is lessened, the self is disowned, and the soul is imprisoned from expressing the freedom that it is.

Making peace with every part of us, especially the shadow, is what will bring us closer to being and feeling “whole.”

People Hurting Us – How to Deal with Them

posted by David G Arenson ND
(Courtesy: morethings.com)

(Courtesy: morethings.com)

How do others hurt us? Every person on this planet has felt hurt justifiably or unjustifiably (does it matter?) – it’s the human condition. It’s impossible to escape such feelings unless you reach a state of “enlightenment.”

Regarding feeling hurt at the hand of other people, on a fundamental level, they can only do this if we let them!!!

Nobody has that right!

They are the people who need help and compassion.

I think more sensitive people (like me) are more easily hurt, and it’s not really just a question of allowing. I think it’s a path and journey of maturation. We are always developing as human being.

On a mystical level, all is chosen, so ALL IS RESPONSIBILITY. From a spiritual level, there really are NO victims.

I have felt the pain of being a victim, yet that is an illusion, and perhaps what we call ego. If people have power over you and they abuse it, then it can affect one’s life, certainly in my case it was a job situation that had great ramifications that I still feel today in terms of opportunities not coming my way….so it’s not as easy as just walking away. Or perhaps it is!

There is always a spiritual reflection for that which we experience in a physical sense. Nothing happens by accident without its lessons. It doesn’t mean we need obsess over every detail. Patterns present themselves for a purpose, and there is always an underlying lesson.

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Aside from engendering compassion for others, and keeping them in our prayers, I will end with some key advice for dealing with people. You will know which people I am referring to!

It’s important to protect themselves from people who unwittingly drain us or make us feel bad within our private and professional lives.

Godspeed…

Facing Opposition

posted by David G Arenson ND

How do you deal with opponents – those who oppose us?

Interesting, we all have opposition.

Every person has those who are against them. I can think of hardly any exceptions to this rule. In fact, the greatest people faced the greatest opposition. The most important the cause, often the most difficulties and challenges to overcome…

Do not let opponents bring you down, use them to inspire you.

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