Updated: Oct 6
When you are in need of healing, do you turn to the healer within you or do you search outside yourself?
Many of us do focus outside of ourselves, as I did when I had I chronic fatigue about 10 years ago.
Initially, I trawled the internet for things to ‘fix me’ and sought remedies from doctors and therapists, some of which did prove helpful. However, a lot of the treatments made me more ill, were confusing with contradictory results, or just had no beneficial effect.
It was on my journey back health that I discovered the true power of my own heart as a healer.
I began to realise, that all along, I had been carrying inside me a source of true healing and transformation.
There are many ways that our heart offers us healing, in this post though I am going to share with you the three main ones. I have summed them all up for you here in this infographic.
During my recovery from chronic fatigue, my heart gave me constant support through these three channels.
One – my healing heart brought my whole system into what the HeartMath Institute call a ‘coherent’ state, which benefited me in a myriad of ways. It boosted my immune system which was vitally important. It reduced the effect of stress that arose from the struggle of being ill. It helped me become more resilient, which meant that the factors triggering the chronic fatigue in the first place had a reduced impact on me. It soothed and rejuvenated my burnt out nervous system. It helped me shift from place depressed exhaustion to a state of calm empowerment.
Two – I came to know that Love is the healing force and my heart is the transmitter of that healing force. My heart offered a focus point to anchor my intention to heal through love, and a distribution system to spread it around my being. The effects of this were profound.I would rest in the sanctuary of my heart often – to soak in this healing, restoring, balancing love. It changed my life. Not only did my physical condition improve, I also became more confident, happy, peaceful, self-loving and connected to my true purpose.
Three – There were therapies, supplements and remedies that were genuinely beneficial for me. I was guided to source these through the wise direction of my heart. My heart guidance also showed me other areas of my life where I needed to make changes to bring continued healing. It highlighted behaviours that were self-limiting and belief patterns that held me back and helped me to change those. It inspired me to make positive adjustments to my diet, exercise, sleep, work, what I said ‘Yes’ to and what I said ‘No’ to. My wise and loving heart helped me reshape my life to become a true fit for me. As a result, genuine sustainable health became a new normal for me.
Nowadays there might be times when health issues crop up. For example, if I over commit to work and get run down, or I eat things that don’t suit me, or maybe I need to exercise differently for the best results. If this sort of thing happens, I now know that my body will flag up that it needs attention and some changes. I respond by partnering with my intelligent heart to receive the love, balance and guidance it offers, which bring me back to wholeness.