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Healing Yourself

Healing Yourself

My soul can lead me to healing. I will become one with my true self. With this first affirmation we begin the healing process. From there ninety-nine other expressions of spirit follow, one for each day. All together they summarize the process of emotional and spiritual healing. They shift our attention from the external world to the inner world, which is the source of light.

Suffering threatens to make life meaningless. That is its greatest danger, not the pain it inflicts. It is up to each of us to restore meaning. Doctors cannot do it for us with their medicine; friends cannot do it for us with their solace and comfort. You are healed when you can say to yourself, “I matter, I belong, I am worthy, I am safe, I can express myself, I am loved.”

Inner healing involves moving from darkness to the light. “Light” is a word that has different meanings yet is generally understood as love and understanding. Love nurtures the emotional body; understanding fills the voids created by pain.

As you contact your true self, you will discover that the soul is not passive. Spirit knows more about us than we do ourselves, and it wants to support our every step toward wholeness. The soul journey has been called the pathless path because there is no map.

Every person’s steps are different. But the great wisdom traditions have told us a multitude of helpful things about spirit.

Light has the power to fill the void afflicted by darkness. Healing yourself comes in two stages – releasing the energy of suffering, then replacing it with the soul’s energy. It is a gentle process, very much like holding on to a thread as it leads you from step to step. What begins as the merest hint of new strength will grow. Your true self is always available to meet any challenge, find any answer, and show you the way out of any dilemma.

Adapted from The Deeper Wound: Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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9:45AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Words of Healing. Thank you, Deepak.

2:40AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Great article. Thank you.

5:23PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Indeed! We must think ourselves worthy of healing.

5:57PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011

thks this really lovely and intresting and true.

5:52PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011

thk u

6:47PM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Meditation is a great healer of the heart, mind and soul where we find our true and inter self in relaxing so we shine on others of our joy of who we are.

6:37AM PST on Nov 11, 2010

Thanks for sharing

12:49PM PST on Nov 7, 2010

nice post thank you

6:13AM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

Good article,thanks for sharing

5:44AM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

A beautiful araticle. Thank you

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