Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit – Day 12 – You Are the Healer and the Healed

In today’s meditation, we learn that recovery is a healing process. As we enter into the process, we act as both the healer and the healed simultaneously. Your mind and body want to be restored to a state of dynamic balance. So if you begin any kind of healing, the inherent intelligence of the mind-body system immediately responds. Thus you heal and become a stronger healer at the same time. Knowing that you are the healer gives a sense of power and fearlessness. When fully embraced, healing is a joyful process.


You Are the Healer and the Healed

Today’s Centering Thought is: I embrace my role as both healer and healed.
Today’s Mantra: Har Haray Haree (My healing intention manifests.)

Center yourself to begin a quiet solitude of mind and spirit with the thought “I embrace my role as both healer and healed.” Then begin to meditate by focusing on your breath and repeating the mantra: Har Haray Haree. This mantra heals us by activating our light of vitality within. The sequence of sounds generates flowing waves of consciousness that balance and restore all aspects of our health. Take deep breaths and with each breathe feel your mind body and spirit open just a little more to this affirmation. Each time your mind wanders come back by repeating this mantra and hold the meaning behind it: My healing intention manifests. Simply meditate for 20 minutes.

Today’s Journal Activities:

  1. Think back to a time in the last few days when you felt tempted to indulge in a bad habit. Note the struggle inside as one part of you fought with another part. How did this inner struggle make you feel?
  2. Explore in your journal simple ways you can diminish this inner conflict. For example, you could stop labeling one part the “bad” you and the other part the “good” you.
  3. Now, expand on at least one way you can avoid the self-judgment that creates inner conflict. For example, you could walk away from a situation filled with conflict or temptation, giving yourself a few moments to find your center and calm down.
  4. Reflect further on your experience today.

We often experience ourselves as many parts. Sometime the parts unfold in harmony, but when they are separate from ourselves we feel discord and burdens. We try to fill those voids with food or indulgence. The truth is we can only fill those voids within our true self. Your true self is in control waiting to embrace life with joy and confidence. As we let go of judgement, pain, blame, etc. we become whole. We are the healer and the healed as we do this work for ourselves.

We think of ourselves as a single personality but fall into the habit of playing many parts, pretending to exit in pieces and one part is different from the other. If you pretend long enough, it becomes true. The damage done by this tells us that you can only find healing outside of yourself, such as therapy or coaching, etc. Although these are helpful resources in wellness and for a healthy mind, you are both the healer and the healed.

The integrated self is much more powered for healing. Just as our immune systems are built to naturally fight off diseases and illness, we are in whole built to fight of emotional turmoil and find peace. Knowing that you are a profound healer gives a sense of power. The ability to spring back in control is a trait of people who live a long healthy lifespan – 85 years or longer because they are emotionally resilient.

“We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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