Sharing some inspiration from a course on the topic of writing for healing from the Daily Om site.
“Our lives may be determined less by past events than by the way we remember them. You are capable of discovery and re-visioning through focused journaling. You will be engaged in exercises designed to facilitate healing and transformation. Telling stories about our past through focused journaling can help change our perspectives to enable healing and empowerment. In this way, we are able to make meaning out of memory and put the past where it belongs – behind us. Healing and transformation are only possible through changing one’s perspective from within. In this way, global healing takes place one individual, one tribe, at a time. What story are you living? How do you choose to remember your story?” This is what I’m trying to do- baby steps- each day getting stronger- becoming empowered- moving toward Wholeness-
There is a Native American parable about a grandfather who says, I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.” When asked which wolf will win the fight in his heart, the old man replies, “The one I feed.”
How do we learn to “feed” the stories that heal?
How do we put together the pieces of our past? How can we rewrite our life story so that pain becomes meaningful and actually promotes growth and transformation? One answer lies in focused journaling.
Examples of focused journaling include
Re-visioning Your Life
Integrating the Opposites: Standing in the Light, Facing the Dark
Soul Dialogues: Getting in Touch with your Inner Visionary
Focused Journaling: A Powerful Transformational Mirror
A Shamanic Journey: Communicating with your Spirit & Ancestral Guides
Discovering Your Personal Myth: Transcending the Archetype
Overcoming Trauma: Beyond Traditional Psychology
Looking Back, Growing Forward
The goal is to heal a split within ourselves.
Remember, the road to healing is long but the rewards for your soul are immense. We spend so much time meeting our worldly obligations. We must also nourish our soul, be kind and gentle to our wounded spirits.
Love & Healing