Sometimes we have to dig deep to be honest with ourselves and even deeper to see, to know, to understand exactly what we need to heal.
In her book, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal, medical doctor and terminal patient counselor Rachel Naomi Remen, writes that:
People who have sought healing everywhere are often afraid to look within, afraid to examine themselves for fear that if they looked at themselves deeply, they would find someone insignificant or even unworthy. Yet this is rarely the case.
The soul is our birthright. At depth, everyone is beautiful. Often it is the process of looking within, it is the discovery of the “spot of grace” – connecting with the Spirit within that heralds the beginning of our deepest healing.
Healing does not only mean that the body recovers from an illness but also that the mind releases long-held fears and negative thoughts. We all have some sickness, or challenge, or obstacle that we have been struggling with so long. How do we begin to take up our mats and walk, when we have been lying there – and no one will help us – everyone keeps pushing us to the end of the line – and we just cannot seem to get in the water? All dis-ease is an invitation to heal the mind and the soul. It requires us to probe deeply to discover an opening of deliverance that we can crawl through or to lift up the veil of darkness and finally experience salvation.