Do you sometimes find yourself saying things like:
“I’ve tried all the ‘heal yourself’ techniques that have cured others,
so why am I still sick?”
“I feel like no matter what, I just can’t quite figure out this self healing stuff,
and I am ashamed to tell others I have been unsuccessful.”
“I think I must just be too damaged from the wounds of the past
to ever be truly whole, I am just broken.”
If you have found true healing to be illusive, perhaps you have found yourself saying things like the above. These statements can become beliefs that can block healing. There is a way to open up the healing potential available to you right now – interested?
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I am delighted to be joined on Friday, April 25 at Cosmic Cowgirls by my colleague and friend, Dr. Lissa Rankin. Artist, Doctor, New York Best-Selling Author, Mama and revolutionary thinker who is working to transform the medical establishment! Yep, she just rocks.
We have both been working in the realms of art and healing for over twenty years and in our co-created class we have combined our wisdom to bring you an experience designed to Awaken Your Inner Healer. If you haven’t met your Inner Healer yet or you want to know more about how she/he works, well then you are in for a blessing. During our class we will have a healing circle so that each of you can add what you need to have healed into the CENTER of all the love that will be present. Sound good? It sure does to me! Our Inner Healers can hang out together!
Imagine what it would be like to have, in your very own home a powerful icon of the sacred feminine with you (or masculine as we do have cool heart-based dudes join us), that represents your healing for you – an image that literally resonates with potential…paintings like this become teachers because communication with your internal world becomes so much more palpable since there is an image that you can see instead of just the one you are holding in your mind. Your vision becomes REAL, in form, and it isn’t based on your painting skill – but the intentional creativity that you put INTO IT. In the Color of Woman Method we will use to paint the painting, we believe there is a transference of quantum energy INTO the very particles of the canvas, paint and holy water – sound cosmic? It is, that is why we are called Cosmic Cowgirls University :) where we believe that weaving your own legend is an essential ingredient in healing our story.
While we work virtually like we are for this class, we also have a classroom that we will be broadcasting from in Sonoma County for our Live-streaming Class, Awaken Your Inner Healer. If you cannot join us all day or join us live you can watch the recording instantly and work at your own pace. It is only $47 and you can view the class for up to one whole year – so register to get your place in the circle and work alongside a community of women who will be painting, and discovering healing right along with you. As soon as you register you will get your materials list, and before the class you will get instructions for joining, as well as how to set up your altar to summon she who is known as your Inner Healer!
In honor of Lissa and I working together I wrote down the 5 primary practices I teach in my own healing work connected to the Muse, but with the lens of the Inner Healer – I called it Unlocking the Potential of Your Inner Healer and you can read it below or on Lisss’a site HERE.
I hope you enjoy these ideas, and will explore your own ideas about healing through this class. If you haven’t checked out Lissa’s book, ‘Mind Over Medicine – Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself‘, you will be delighted to explore more about her research and discoveries – in fact, she just finished teaching with Deepak Chopra! What a gift we have in Lissa, who is such a wonderful witness to a woman who has chosen her own path and is sharing her gifts with us in her desire to transform the traditional models of medicine.
Today at the Red Thread Cafe, I had coffee in the sunshine in the rose garden and allowed myself to just ‘soak up’ the sense of healing from the earth itself, as well as to ‘feel’ into the loving prayers of my community. Simply by choosing to connect with it, I felt instantly different…changed…both as the one witnessing and the one being a part of co-creating the weave. Each time I prepare for a class like this I do the work myself, right along with you.
Blessings upon you today, and all your days,
signed with my last sip of coffee and rose petal breath
(yes I eat roses for health)
Access the class: Awaken Your Inner Healer
Unlocking the Potential of Your Inner Healer
5 Keys You Can Put into Practice Today
by Shiloh Sophia
Unlocking the potential of your Inner Healer begins with a choice to make a connection with your inner world. Here you can get access to the keys that open the hidden places within you where healing information lives. These keys belong to you and are used to define your own journey and experience of personal power on your own terms. You don’t need to be ‘all better’ or have your ‘stuff in a pile’ to have an experience of wholeness right where you are, right now. The Inner Healer is a powerful presence within you that is a consciously chosen relationship, one that can change everything about how you relate to your wounds and your worlds.
These ideas and inquiries are designed to provide you with immediately applicable practices, or keys, that serve to unlock access to the ‘healing information’ that may be available to you. To provide a way of removing the hindrances so that information can flow more freely towards you. The “wound” you are grappling with might be a physical illness, energy blockage or emotional wound. The wound is whatever it is that ails you, and also, informs you.
The wound is place where the light enters – Rumi
1. Key of Surrender: There is freedom available when you are willing to let go of knowing, or needing there to be a reason.
Resist the idea of it being someone’s fault, especially yours. Hopelessness, frustration and confusion often result when you are trying your hardest to do everything you can, read every book on the subject, and see every healer and still, you aren’t able to cure what harms you or holds you back. Maybe you feel even worse after you have been trying a while, because not only are you not healed, now you feel ashamed because your visualizations and affirmations aren’t yielding the desired results. The effort you make in gaining control often feels fruitless – and can be exhausting. We keep searching for the ‘reason’ or the meaning and often this informs us, but it can also hold us back. There is a great mystery in our world and not all of it has clear reasons.
Perhaps you think getting wounded in the first place is your fault, or the fault of someone else. Even if that is ‘true’ on some direct or indirect level, the energy of blame is not conducive to creating healing pathways/ Perhaps there isn’t a reason or an answer to be found. Blame is a hindrance to communicating with your Inner Healer. Forgiveness opens the channels, but only when you are ready to surrender needing to have all the reasons.
2. Key of Choice: Choose to establish a conscious connection with the ‘life force’ known as the Inner Healer.
All of us have the capacity to heal, but not all of us will heal. Regardless of a full healing the ‘experience’ we have of our lives is determined by our perspective, and what we believe is possible. A relationship with the Inner Healer is a call and response. This connection enables Information to travel from the unconscious realm where the clues to healing often live, into the conscious realm so that you can take informed action on behalf of your healing.
Everyone has an Inner Healer who is in the on-going process of awakening. Even if you don’t know what that means yet, can you be open to the possibility so that systems can begin to come into alignment and bring you information that wasn’t available when trying to ‘think’ and ‘act’ yourself well. Consider the realm of distance healing where we know that the human mind employs Quantum Physics to make an intent for healing be realized – we have heard many stories about it happening over long distances and over the phone and through prayer, and most of us believe this evidence, and yet have trouble believing that we can ‘send’ a message the brief distance to our inner world and have it heard! When the messages begin to flow more freely, the connection will be strengthened and potential will be released.
3. Key of Authority: Choose to be the one to define your experience of both your wound and the way it is being transformed.
Choosing to work with your inner Healer is an invitation to overcome the ‘shame’ of being sick. Do you shame yourself when you aren’t able to succeed in what you set your mind and heart to regarding your healing? Sometimes you might even begin to hide that you STILL don’t feel good. You might wonder: What is wrong with me? Which can result in an even deeper inner healing crisis than whatever health issue you might be navigating! Hidden shame can remove us from our capacity to interface clearly with the healing that might still be in a potential state within us. Isolation often ensues, from ourselves, our spirit and others. The next steps are revealed by the Inner healer when, and only when, we are ready to receive the transmission. Our job is to make ourselves available to that resonance – to watch, listen and beckon even, into the possibility.
The shame isn’t something that we are just making up on our own, it is often in association with what others will think, our story of why we are wounded in the first place, and the collective ‘story’ of judgment against those who are sick. There is a dangerous undercurrent of condemnation running through the self-healing movement that points the finger at the victim. Each of us must CHOOSE for ourselves how we are going to relate to our own wellness. instead of taking on the beliefs of those around us. All of us can learn from our wounds, and most of us do, but it is HOW we relate to it that we will find the freedom in the chaos.
4. Key of Self-Empowerment: Choose to make your healing into a journey – a quest, so that you are the one authoring your experience.
This is your journey and you choose the story that gets told. A healing journey is not a destination, and for many of us it is one that lasts a lifetime. Being so hard on yourself about where you are on your healing journey can be just as damaging as believing that you are incurable, or always going to be broken. Whether it is an illness, or a childhood trauma, or a failed marriage, how you relate to your wounds defines your actual experience of it and how that lives within you, for how long and in what way.
You do not need to live up to any story that is not authentic to you and your own experience. Your story is your story and it is unique to you and no one else. How you contextualize it will affect every single decision you make including how your body feels, and whether or not it can access the stored potential of healing. Sometimes that potential is available and moves towards full remission and healing, but sometimes it doesn’t. Notice the story you tell yourself when it doesn’t go the way YOU want it to go because it will define the next steps. You get to choose to move and have your being as victim or self empowered.
While others may be helping and guiding, true healing is guided by you. This doesn’t mean you will be able to be cured every time. Choosing to relate to your experience as a journey makes it much more possible for your Inner Healer to reveal what needs to happen next and how it can happen.
“When an object is being acted upon by a force like the electric or gravitation force, then it can be assigned an energy that depends only upon its location relative to the source of the force. This energy is called the potential energy – “potential” as it can easily be transformed into kinetic energy associated with the object’s motion: As the object yields to the pull or push of the force, its potential energy decreases while the energy associated with its motion increases”.
Your wound is like the specific “object” yielding to the force of your desired intention moving through the vehicle of your Inner Healer. The stored healing potential gets activated and begins to be transformed into the motion of healing.
Transformation is available, without an external healer or overall life shift, right inside of this moment and it isn’t based on what you deserve and it isn’t a reward for good positive thinking, it is your decision to become a conscious co-creator with your Inner Healer.
5. Key of Self Compassion ~ Your vulnerability is a message to your Inner Healer that you are ready to listen and to love.
Wounds are leading the way, when it could be wellness leading the way to the future. You, like most of us may be allowing yourself to be defined based on how you relate to your deepest wounds. Instead of relating to your choices from the perspective of your most well places, your decisions for your life are based in fear connected to the most damaged parts of who you are. Most of us don’t even know that we are doing this, since it is our brain’s natural pattern to choose the deepest wound as reference for future choices. For that to shift, you have to CHOOSE – to ask your brain to reference a potential instead of a past experience. This doesn’t take away from the impact or significance of the wound and how it shaped you – but it asks for a new view. One that includes compassion towards yourself.
Often when we think of someone healing through a sickness we say: They were being so strong. What happens if you choose tenderness combined with strength? Many of us are just so busy being strong through our weaknesses but sometimes it is honest, self-compassion that will cause us to break through. Then, inside of that open-ness the voice of your Inner Healer can come through and show you something you weren’t able to see before. When we are being too tough on ourselves we create a barrier to our internal guidance system, in other words, our Inner Healer couldn’t get through to us, we were blocking it out of fear and our need to ‘keep it together’
Working with your Inner Healer from a space and place of presence is about establishing a flow – a dynamic connection of giving and receiving. Often due to the challenges you have faced, pre-occupation with wounds from the past or fears for the future you can ‘block’ you the wisdom your body, mind and heart want to bring to you. The Inner Healer has been operating all along in you – most of the time you just cannot hear it because there is TOO much ‘static’ in between you and this internal wisdom. And sometimes the message gets garbled by the time it gets to you. Communication with your Inner Healer is about establishing a relationship, a dialogue. One that is created in awe, respect, possibility and an unreasonable desire to live a life not grid-locked down by fear or the past or what ‘might’ happen.
At some level each of us must learn to accept and honor our own journey and what it has brought us along our path. Often the only choice we really have is also the best choice for healing, presence.