Service based healing
Move from personal to collective healing
Many of us are aware that our world is changing. We are in a time period on this planet where the consciousness is moving from “me” to “we”, service to others, what is better for the whole of humanity instead of pure survival of our self, and love based living. With this shift comes a shift in our current healing paradigm.
If you have pain, illness, discomfort, whether physical, mental or emotional in nature, it has been the standard for some time now to seek out support for personal healing. To restore the self so that you can have the life you want and create your dreams, which is by the way your birthright. However this model is flawed and limited. First is assumes that you are not whole already, so you need healing to get more whole and be less messed up, which is not true. Second people can often spend years healing themselves, meanwhile wasting time/life where they could be contributing to others in powerful ways and creating a better planet to live on.
As making the jump from personal/individual healing to collective healing can be quite large there are some perspective shifts along the way. The first perspective shift is to create the intention that through your personal healing, it will heal the world. So you can see this is more than just you getting out of pain or feeling more comfortable. Instead you create the intention that you must heal yourself so that others know their wholeness in your presence, thus healing themselves. This is service based healing. Healing to be in greater service to the whole.
The second perspective shift is how we see wounds and gifts. We are very accustom to putting something like pain, illness, etc, in the way of our current self and our next level of greatness so that we can say small and not shine (stick out) to brightly and really serve humanity on bigger levels. Service based healing requires us to claim the gifts of our wounds now so that we can teach others to do the same.
The gifts of our wounds
Letting the soul shine though
What if your illness, pain, injury, wounding was simply the excuse you use to not give your gifts? What if it was all smoke and mirrors and your pain was not really the limiting cause in your ability to show up in the ways you want too? What if your wounds were instead the fuel source of the gifts you have to give to humanity?
Think of your most painful experience. What did it feel was lacking, taken from you or you did not have? Love, kindness, joy, worth, connection, attention, confidence, power, strength, inclusion, respect, aliveness, acceptance? Whatever it felt was lacking, is yours to develop. The wound is what you “gave to yourself” in order to have the hunger to develop that which was lacking. Without the hunger their is no drive to develop.
Say for example you were born feeling worthy and nothing ever “took” that from you. If you felt inherently worthy you would have no need/desire to develop self-worth because you already have it, but for the one who felt worthless, the hunger to develop worth is strong. Through your journey of developing your worth you learn how to do it and thus can teach others. This is how your wounds become your gifts.
You can think of wounds and gifts as opposite ends of the same line. When you operate life from the wounded aspect you will always be focused on yourself, in survival mode, barely have enough energy for your day to day and have a mild impact on others. When you operate from sharing your gifts you connect with the intelligence of your soul which fuels you with passion, aliveness, transcends the self, sees always how it can contribute to the larger and makes massive impact on others. The choice becomes do you want to hold onto the wounds and stay angry, victimized, hurt, violated, cheated, mistreated, wronged, or do you want claim the gifts of boundless love, worth, value, joy, acceptance, connection and share that with the world. However much it may feel at times that the choice is not yours, it ultimately is yours to make in each breath, movement, thought, feeling and action.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, DC, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado