by Lisa Litzsinger
After this difficult time we have all faced, most of us have something we are trying to heal. It may be weight issues, anxiety or depression, too much stress, or even a physical challenge that is interfering with life. The common approach, and that of the traditional medical system, is to address challenges from the aspect of the problem. We focus on what is wrong and try to figure out how to fix it.
If we have done any work with the Law of Attraction, we may look for the opposite of the problem and affirm that different state of being. This process can be powerful, and may help, but does not address a major issue: the illness or challenge may be held in place by our beliefs, behaviors, fears, or wounds, known or unknown. In other words, as long as we continue to live the way we are living, the issue remains.
We need not feel responsible for the issue, but instead can simply wonder if the challenge is a message that we are in some way out of balance with our highest self or best life path. A first step is to ask, “What is this situation here to show me?” and write down the wisdom you receive.
Another option is to get in touch with your Healed-Self. When thinking about the challenge, ask yourself “What would Healed look like?” If a weight issue, healed may be feeling good in your body and eating in a way that is nutritious and supports your wellness. For anxiety, healed might be feeling grounded, calm and balanced on the inside, no matter what is happening on the outside.
Once you have this clarity, you can close your eyes and ask “What would my healed-self do?” There is a version of you that is healed and knows how to reach and hold that state. For example:
These are not a list of “shoulds” — they are qualities and ways of being that are in alignment with your path to healing.
Once you can access this version of yourself, and the wisdom it offers, you can feel into this energy and adopt it as your own. Act, believe, and move in the world as your healed-self. You may still need to treat and support the body through the healing process in traditional ways, but connection to this wisdom may help you make decisions, choose providers, and know what is right for you. If you need help to access this information, or to better understand the deeper issues involved, consult a holistic health practitioner or counselor for support.
— Lisa Litzsinger
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