Awakening Your Inner Healer

Healers today are acting as facilitators to encourage people to become healers in their own right, both for themselves and other people. Many students I have trained are now training other students in the United States and Europe. More and more people come into my office looking to learn how to awaken the healer within them. They come to experience healing, and to integrate it into their lives through laying-on-of-hands, healing imagery, meditation, prayer, dreamwork, forgiveness, counseling and love. They want to understand the roles that emotions, beliefs, thoughts, and unresolved relationships play in their health. They take active roles as self healers, making peace with their past, coming to terms with the present, and making healthier choices for the future. They are open to developing a relationship with God or a Higher Power that will allow them to make healing a lifelong process. Once called a “patient,” or someone who passively endures suffering, the student of healing has changed from being a passive receiver of energy to an active participant in the healing process. The healer has become a guide, facilitator, counselor, and teacher along the path of healing.

Hope and Acceptance

We all hope in many ways for many things.  We hope for love, health, prosperity.  We hope for good lives for our children and family members.  We hope for an end to war so we can live on a peaceful planet.  And when loved ones become ill, we hope for their return to health.

Sometimes the medical profession tells us not to hold out “false hope” for someone’s recovery, but we do anyway.  Because we all know that there is no such thing as false hope.  There is only hope.  Sometimes hope turns into denial if it holds on in the face of change.  Denial is painful.  If someone is dying, denial can cause anger and disconnection from the person who is ill, or desperate anxiety in an attempt to save the person. Acceptance can lead to love, forgiveness and comfort that lasts long after the person is gone.

So maybe hope and acceptance walk hand in hand through our lives.  We hope and we accept.  We may hope for one result and have to accept another.  We may hope for healing and feel grateful when healing occurs.  We can accept the outcome, whether it is joyful or painful. Hope and acceptance keep us alive and in touch with our hearts, in touch with Love.

Unchanging

Unchanging…we want things to remain the same.  We want love to remain…no loss, no death. We want everything to be reliable, dependable…so we can relax into the comfort of God, the breast of the mother, the womb of God.  We would rather that nothing changes. We want to be at one with Love, with each other, with God.  Heaven must be an unchanging eternity to relax, rest, and trust that we are at home in the heart of God.resting-buddha

For a Friend

searching for your home

you look at many houses

while all the time 

your true home lies within

 

rebuild the home inside you

carry your true home

inside your own heart

 

your body houses

your heart, mind, soul and spirit

be a sanctuary

for love

Love Haiku

 I hear you breathing

soft and still or loud and strong

you live next to me

 

accept what you can

redemption is far away

love is here tonight

 

tonight is the time

to hope for tomorrow’s light

to clear heaven’s path

 

raining harder now

washing away our past sins

fresh will be the air

 

let go of today

let us wait for tomorrow

to heal our sorrow

 

I write while you dream

of rainbows in the dark sky

that shine light on love

One Afternoon

sun sun surely stay
always be here every day
lighting up our lives

the wind blows the snow
out of trees and through the air
to tingle noses

kissing clouds above
create delight in their sight
as they dance on by

every day is new
I love to watch the world change
so much excitement

holding onto snow
trying the impossible
one hand at a time

the day flies away
as the sky changes to dark
it has made its mark

come little children
gather round to hear the sound
of one hand clapping

resting in awe now
there are always other days
to shovel the snow 

dark gray clouds float by
settling into nightfall
time for gratitude

kissing clouds dance by
unaware of all our eyes
watching their closeness

lights stars and tinsel
Christmas trees and lots of smiles
make me smile with love

this time of the year
pushes away all my fears
and makes me believe
in new beginnings