Creating Peace from the Inside Out: The Power of Connection – Day 6 The Healing Power of Awareness

Today we focus on how when we heal our disconnections begin to dissolve and we are able to connect to others. Awareness transforms the fears and conceptions that keep us disconnected.

beach-1599762_960_720Day 6 – The Healing Power of Awareness

I call upon the healing power of awareness.

Om Hreem Namah (Pure, transparent awareness is my essential nature)

Today in meditation, we learn that awareness itself has the power to heal the pain and conflict we have in our relationships. Just as the body has a natural healing response when it is hurt, the mind also has the inherent intelligence and power to heal its emotional trauma and pain through awareness. The key is to not interfere with that healing response by getting in our own way through self-criticism, resentment, and blame. Meditation expands awareness and activates the healing response from our deepest self.

Journal Reflection Questions:
1. Reflect on the idea that disconnect turns into connection whenever there is healing, and that healing occurs in the present moment. Journal about one thing within yourself that you would like to heal. Perhaps it’s a fear of long-term commitment in relationships, or a fear of sharing who you truly are with someone else – perceived flaws and all.
2. Now, describe where you think this fear might originate from. Perhaps you watched someone you love go through a disheartening divorce, or were criticized as a child for some aspect of your personality that you learned to hide.
3. Write down what you can actively do to start healing this issue. For example, you could find a confidant you trust, go to support group meetings, gravitate to people who can offer the quality you want to heal, etc.
4. Reflect further on your experience today.

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things they are transformed.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

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