10 Tools & Techniques For Self-Healing
Change is good. It means that, as human beings, we are evolving, learning, growing and moving forward on our life’s journey. If we are not evolving, then we are stagnating – ceasing to develop; becoming inactive or dull; ceasing to flow’ and possibly even moving toward decline. Sometimes we feel that we just don’t have the energy and that we, therefore cannot help ourselves, and that’s okay, but we also know that we never want to be wasting our precious life force.
We can make the choice to change our life at any time and recommit to achieving our dreams, but we know that real, lasting transformation takes time and commitment to reach the desired outcome. By consciously working holistically with our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies every day, we can start to bring about the necessary balance, harmony, and alignment which will enable us to grow and live our life’s purpose and achieve our goals. We can do this by setting positive intentions and creating awareness around what we do and why we are doing it.
Most of our struggles are internal and revolve around fear, especially fear of loss, and the mind likes to take us on a wild ride making up all sorts of stories to keep us in fear. The good news is that we can change our thoughts because ‘we are not our thoughts’. We are something else. Our thoughts come, and they go. They aren’t permanent or real. Now seems as good a time as any to practice looking behind your thoughts to find your true identity – the ‘real’ you, which is not who or what you think you are. Practice being your real self by taking back control from your mind so that you can achieve your daily goals and pursue your dreams. Move through stagnation, where fear wants to hold you prisoner, and move forward.
You can rewire your mindset to be the very best version of yourself and unlock your full potential. If you start work today to find your highest inner authority, then you will soon be well prepared to climb your particular mountain and reflect the true strength of your inner world. If every day, you set the intention to make your own happiness a priority, you will be helping to create a more joyful world, and, most certainly, the more fun you are having, the more success you will achieve.
How to heal your inner self
So I invite you to use all or any of the following ten healing tools and techniques to start the process of inner work and self-healing, which will help you to consciously bring your life into focus through positive intention and increased awareness:
- Work out what really matters to you and what doesn’t. Decide what needs to be done and what doesn’t ie. what is (A) meaningful, good use of your time and what is (B) a waste of your time. Make a list of how you spend your time and divide it into A and B. Reflect on each list to work out your priorities moving forward.
- Create and write a powerful healing affirmation, which resonates strongly with you, and repeat it to yourself regularly throughout the day eg. ‘My joy is my highest priority. I listen to and follow the guidance of my heart.’
- Make a list of the activities which bring you the most joy, and commit to doing something on your list at least once each week.
- Set yourself THREE realistic, short-term goals which will help you to develop more confidence and overcome specific fears. Plan to achieve these over the next 1-3 months.
- Take a risk in embracing your personal transformation. Starting with something minor, practice ‘letting go’ of ONE old habit or pattern today that no longer serves you and may be holding you back.
- Write out a ‘mission statement’ for yourself, clarifying your vision for your future in the role you are really here to play. If you’re not sure where to start, think of something which is really important to you right now, and that lights you up. Work with that to start with and develop it if and as more things come to mind.
- Review your affirmations and goals every day. It’s important to self-reflect and re-focus yourself. Change them up if you feel you need to and be sure to keep moving yourself forward.
- Manage any ‘ups and downs’ by using mindfulness practice. Try this practice several times during the day : ‘How It Appears to Me Doesn’t Mean That is How It Is’ [you could also use this as a focus for your meditation].
- Try to practice meditation for 10–15 minutes every day. Focus on ‘impermanence’ — ie. nothing is real or lasting or simply your breath. Inhale gently for a count of three and out for a count of five. Focus only on the breath coming and going. When calm, try to hold at the top of the in-breath and at the bottom of the exhale but don’t force it. Always be gentle with yourself.
- Trust that every positive action you take today, however small, will make a big difference both in your own life and for the good of the collective. If you need help, don’t be afraid to reach out and connect with someone.
Awareness and moving forward
I hope this helps to get you moving forward today. It is important to remember that everything is becoming raw and laid bare now as we find ourselves stuck in this place and time. We are being called to deal with our ‘self’ as never before and answer all the questions which keep coming up, some are good, most are bad. This is where we see the person we have really been and, hopefully, the guiding light of the person we hope to become. Everything is disintegrating — body, mind even soul are falling apart and pleading to be put back together in better order for the next phase, whatever comes next.
Be consciously aware of who you are and evolve by using your precious life with positive intentions. Accept your limitations and surrender to knowing that you are not fully in control. Have a plan yes but be prepared to go with the flow of ‘what is’. You can only do your best at any given time. It is necessary to have goals and a dream but accept that it might not work out as you plan. It might turn into something even better.
Let go of the old so that the new can come in. Don’t be so fixed or rigid with your plans that they stifle you. Keep your sense of adventure and look toward the future. Most of all keep moving, never become stagnant. Things might go differently from how you imagined, but don’t fight it, always try to go with the flow, accepting that the universe knows best and will always have your back.
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