“Heal yourself with Network Spinal Analysis to then help others!”
“Our enemies enslave us.” -unknown
Powerful, thought-provoking words that stirred me right up! Of course the first question to arise—do I have enemies? Was there anyone I really tried to avoid? In fact, a gut wrenching feeling arose when I thought back on a past relationship. I didn’t want to run into this person at all.
What did that mean about my desire to be a healer? Hypocrisy at its finest! How can we want to take care of the world and bring peace when we are not fully at peace?
During a beautiful walk with one of my best friends, Alison, I felt the interconnectedness of life. Spring was here; the trees were budding, the birds were singing, and the fresh scent of flowers consumed us. We were as happy as the birds. We were the birds.
I began to heal when I realized it was me doing the hurting!
As I began to ramble on about our existence, like I sometimes tend to do, the simplest of realizations came to me—that person never meant to hurt me!! I had been personalizing what had happened for so long, when in reality it had nothing to do with me. We are all just livin and learnin and unfortunately we unintentionally hurt people along the way.
Carrying that weight was not serving me at all. We enslave ourselves with our decision to hold onto previous painful experiences. (Yet another reason I am under NSA care…we gotta let it go!)
The Buddhist religion teaches us the importance of building a society from the bottom up. It stresses the importance of healing oneself and discovering truth before setting out to take care of the world’s problems. However, as I write I realize that we heal ourselves through healing others too.
I have put off starting school for some time because I felt like there was so much I needed to learn about myself before I began to learn how to take care of others. But self-discovery is a life-long journey. Or as Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”