The trials and tribulations of ordinary life are quite possibly the best teachers we can have. These are our regular opportunities for growth, times of exploring ways to deepen our faith and hope, of more fully understanding our journey, of responding to questions of ultimate purpose. Quite literally these are our most outstanding opportunities to renew the soul. ~Jay B. Heyman.
The path of healing is itself an inspired journey. It is a calling that awakens deep inner strength, profound emotional power and an incredible force of courageous action. It is a personal awakening that calls us to face the dark edges of life and the shadows within.
When we are confronted with great difficulty we are called to open our hearts to all that is restless in our lives. To let our sorrows weep in the gentle soul of kindness, forging tenderness with our fears, teaching them courage and giving them hope. We are invited to meet our despair with compassion and deep wisdom, in the spirit of love.
When we accept this call, often led by the depth of our pain, something emerges to guide and awaken us to live more deeply, more honestly, more courageously than we have ever dared before.
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts desire. I doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals; or if you have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain-mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy-mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal, and not betray your own soul. It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me where, or what, or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from within when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself; and if you truly love the company you keep in the empty moments.
~ORIAH, Mountain Dreamer, Indian Elder~
Healing the emotional pain that companions our losses, heartbreak, binding fears, humiliations, self-denial and traumatic ordeals is more than a restorative process. It is a transformative experience that offers a overwhelming glimpse into our vulnerability, our inconcievable strength, our unfathomable resiliance, and a profound passion to continually deepen our lives.
A true path of healing must offer the means and methods to help relieve our suffering, discover who we are beyond our personal pain, and cultivate what is necessary for the continual evolution of our happiness and well-being.
Inspirational-Healing.Org advocates a strength based & recovery oriented approach to personal challenge, conflict resolution and mental health care. This engages positive emotional experiences, empowering perspectives and life-enhancement stratagies. We emphasize the healing and growth potential of every human being, no matter what their present life circumstances may be.
However far along your progress in this healing journey, you must continually nurture and attend to your recovery with a sense of hope, and a willingness to convieve that a resolution to these struggles can ultimately be fulfilled.
Inspirational~Healing.Org is dedicated to providing online recovery resources that help you build a broader support system, expand your access to proper care and introduce web-based therapeutic interventions that are aligned with your unique strengths, mental health needs and personal goals.