"You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim consciously and use your power." - Louise Hay
If I had heard that quote 10 years ago I would have rolled my eyes and dismissed it immediately, and secretly felt very sad because I was doing everything I knew how to do in that moment to "fix" myself - and it wasn't working. I had been suffering from chronic pain and PTSD for years and had seen countless medical doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, psychiatrists - you name it. I was exhausted and just about out of hope. So when the opportunity to take a session with a different kind of therapist came my way, I said fine, whatever. I felt I had nothing left to lose.
Oftentimes this is what it takes to really begin a new path, one that is truly right for us. Sometimes we have to feel like we're totally out of options, rock bottom, in order to consider something else. A moment where we are forced to take responsibility and ownership of our own lives and our own healing, no matter who or what had gotten us there in the first place.
This is where it all begins.
You can heal yourself from anything. I promise.
The Healing Path isn't for the faint of heart, but you've made it through so far, right? And isn't it a relief to know that there is another way? This journey is surprising, winding, beautiful, painful, heart-opening, life-affirming and life changing. It is Joy. It is an act of self-love, and the most important commitment you could ever make -- to yourself.