H is for Healing
“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else” -Maya Angelou-
Is love the stepping stone to healing? Or, is healing is the stepping stone to love?
When we love, we begin to heal and when we heal we can begin to love, ourselves, and others more fully.
Imagine you were in the depths of despair and you had a chance to speak with God. What would you say?
Despair and depression are the best friends of pain and for those who suffer chronically life can seem to be hopeless at times.
Every day waking up knowing exactly how the day will unfold before it even started.
Knowing that all day will be a struggle. A struggle that no one can understand and because of that, the person in pain isolates themselves from the world. Not because they don’t want to be around others but because they can not concentrate on anything other than the pain.
Feeling as if you are just waiting around to die. This belief is reinforced by shoving handfuls of pills into your mouth like Halloween candy. Doing this 3 or 4 times throughout the day, just to remind your brain of your staus ( in case you forget).
That was the life I lived during a dark night of the soul that lasted for a decade until I did have a conversation with God.
I pleaded with her saying ‘if you will heal me, I will spend the rest of my life helping to heal others. Now, I can still feel the pain but I am no longer suffering.
I stopped taking pills (33 a day) and started to love myself and others. It is when we choose to love and serve others that genuine healing takes place.