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The Journey of Inner Healing

The Journey of Inner Healing

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.

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.

What matters is your connection to this true self. In fear and isolation your soul seems aloof, with no power at all. But this is a perception born of following the ego, which all of us have done.

If you take the time to listen to the voice of the soul–where the ego is silent–you will be astonished at the power you have at your command, however long it has been overlooked. No other discovery in life is as joyful as regaining your true self. The unknown makes itself felt, and if you open yourself to it, the meaning of the soul reveals itself as a truth that you never anticipated before the crisis began. In this way every suffering is seen to contain a hidden spiritual message.

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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4:58AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Yes, heal yourself. Feel the pain of old memories and fill that empty void with the light of hope and future plans.

2:28PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

contacting true self...not easy sometimes

6:08AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

It's a kind of growth

8:49AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thank you for another great article

7:37AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012


4:34AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

The understanding fills the voids created by pain: Happiness is all there. Is the unique, is our nature, is what all humans crave, and is the reason why humans are able to face their fears.
It is possible that an event has you away from happiness and has produced effects that prevent you from experience it, but life there so you have time to deal with those consequences. Surely you can not change what those consequences occurred in you, but if you can understand and stop living in fear (Fear is something that is not known and that frightens us explore, and for that reason we do not know or understand) It is necessary to explore and confront fears. The first step is to have the courage to recognize the fears and be willing to face them. Once detected you should see in what way they affect us, in what situations and thus paralyze us see in what way we are limited, so you can see that would change our lives if we overcome them. At this point, we are motivated to address them and if enough time is devoted to it, maybe you come to understand why we suffer those consequences. The healing process is to identify, understand and forgive.

10:56AM PST on Mar 4, 2012


3:33AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thankyou Deepak

12:57AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:39AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

The emotional body?

Think about it folks.

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