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We know this part, right? Healing =
- to make free from injury or disease
- to make sound or whole
- to make well again
- to restore to health
- to heal the sick
- to mend.
Now check out the seemingly enlightened folks at Miriam Webster:
If you are reading this blog, I suggest that you are on a healing path, whether you know it or not.
Whether your healing is physical, spiritual, energetic, emotional, relational, financial, etc., etc., etc., etc.
We are on the path:
- To alleviate,
- To assuage,
- To relieve,
- To ease,
- To help,
- To release
One day, one step, one moment at a time.
Note to self:
Healing is not a straight line.
This is not the journey from bad-to-okay-to good-to-better-to best-to-done.
We are traveling a road, dear friends.
And it is fluid, and it is curvy, and it is all over the place.
And we are on it.
On this path.
It’s not over yet.
Oh, that sounds familiar…
Not Over Yet.
Title of my last book.
Simple Strategies to Struggle Less
And Savor More.
I am of the Sturdy Constitution.
I always jokingly called it my Russian peasant stock.
Not a joke—a blessing.
I have been profoundly fortunate with my health.
Whatever has come up, I have been able to move through.
Only now am I living into a life-altering
“Wreckage of the past.
That rapacious creditor.”*
Gratitudes beyond gratitudes,
Yet again, blessings abound.
So much to learn.
So much to honor.
So much to listen to,
To ask for help.
To allow the fluidity
Come and go.
I am tired of it and so ready to be done.
Yet I am certain—
Befriending rather than exiling
Is the way.
So, I learn, as best I can.
I listen, as I am able.
I make remarkable and obvious mistakes.
And learn more.
And on it goes.
Life in a body.
Life in an aging body.
A good life
I am blessed.
Dear Friends, what is the nature of your healing journey? What are you learning?
The Weight—Playing for Change
Look at these faces. People from around the world, this glorious world of ours. Making music. Creating harmonies. Individuals coming together, in the healing journey of music, from individual to collective liberation.
I loved this song 50 years ago. I love it perhaps more today.
For the life I have been given, I am grateful.
For the body in which I live, I am grateful.
For the moments of clarity and health.
For those of fuzziness and pain.
For all of it,
One breath at a time,
I am grateful.
To your brave hearts.
Thanks for being
In this world.
*quotes from 12 Step Literature