Healing - What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011? As my faith grew, my healing grew. As I gain faith in my fellow human beings, so I gain faith in myself healing my heart. As I gain faith in myself, so I gain faith in my abilities and visions healing my mind. As I gain faith in my own heart, so I gain faith in my Higher Power, healing my soul. As I gain faith in my Higher Power, so I gain faith in life healing my ego. It is all connected like a chain. Every element connected to every other. The stronger each link, the stronger the chain. The chain grows in thickness as layers of faith and wisdom are laid on. As the chain grows, our strength grows. We need that strength to carry the weight of the chain. Are we ever really healed? Perhaps the healing is not complete until we have passed on. The weight of the lessons, the ego, the body thoughts, feelings and emotions are shed. The chain is dropped and we are left with weightlessness and peace. I am thankful for the strength I am gaining, the faith that is growing within me, and the healing process that is occurring. Some day I will be healed completely. For now, I am thankful for the strength to carry my chain. I hope to build it big and carry it far.
Unsure of whether what I was feeling at the time of writing this was coming across clearly, I read it to my husband. He had a hangup with the whole "chain" thing. He said chains are viewed as heavy, as burdens. That if I'm talking of growth and healing, it should make us lighter. I told him life is hard, lessons are hard, caring is hard. The people that go through life not caring, not growing, not loving gain chains as well but theirs are made with lead to represent heavy, dark burdens. Those who love, learn, care and grow have chains made of gold which are beautiful and valuable. Those with dead weight lead chains drag them around, weak and unhappy. Those with precious gold chains have gained the strength to carry them through life proud and strong.
I guess Darling Husband has a point, but I'm hoping what I wrote comes across the way I saw it in my mind's eye.
(my birthday camping trip in Door County, WI - 2007)