Once you’ve allowed yourself to be willing to heal (part 1) and you’ve determined the root cause and possible avenues for healing (part 2), what next?
This is where the final element to healing comes in – follow through to a state of being healthy.
It all sounds simple and easy in theory, until you start to navigate the journey.
The journey is often filled with uncertainty, trepidation, and feeling generally lost. Sometimes you follow someone’s map (process) and it leads to a dead end. Sometimes you get worse. For the seemingly lucky, you get better.
The healing journey can be uncertain, and not guaranteed.
And the question comes… How do you follow through? How do you know you’re on track and doing what’s needed, when there isn’t even A CLUE for you to feel assured in your heart?
If you want a formula for the ‘seemingly impossible’, go to this older blog – while not about healing, it’s not so different a journey of uncertainty.
Something that is not mentioned in the blog, though, is a thing that many people don’t have when it comes to health. And that is – a true vision. Usually, it’s a false vision based on something they don’t want.
Visioning for health is an art. I’ll just say it straight.
Visioning for other things like creative projects is often not as hard, because people start with a blank canvas (literally or metaphorically). When you have a health condition, your automatic instinct is to want to get rid of it.
And with that, people try to form a vision of health they’d love. Tainted by what they don’t want.
They try to vision for the opposite. Thinking that this will get them as far away from their current condition… but don’t see themselves falling into a trap of their own making.
Your vision of health must be true, must be founded in love (not romantic love, just something you love for no other reason than itself) – something you want in your heart, for it to be truly sustainable. It’s a futile journey if you travel for an end destination based on something you don’t want (also known as negative visioning).
If you want to determine a true health vision for you, opt-in to watch this free webinar The Art of Visioning for Health & Well-being.
I feel it’s so vitally important, that after taking the health history for people who come for a medical intuition reading, I also help them to determine a health vision/choice based on heart.
Make a Stand & Just Take the First Action Step…
This is where people really start to falter.
Why? Because people don’t make a stand for what they want.
Underneath it all, it’s all about valuing yourself enough to go for it – and also, to believe in your own innate power to get you there. Regardless if you know how yet.
If you don’t know how, then making a stand that you will find out.
If you reach a dead end, then making a stand that you will find another way.
People forget that they are the source and operator of their own creative energy. They instead fall back on looking outside themselves for answers, forgetting their true innate power in any given moment, and want instead to be absolutely certain before they begin (which is just a denial of their ability to land on their feet).
In search of this absolute certainty, they never truly begin – and instead just go round & round in circles.
Because most healing journeys are uncertain by nature. Until, at least, you’ve navigated the path a few times and started to understand your own body in its own unique way. But the first time – it’s uncharted territory.
And it’s naturally scary & unknown – but looking to ascertain absolute safety and certainty is not the path.
The path doesn’t exist yet.
The path is carved through your own making.
And it starts with an inner determination to find a way, even if you don’t know how, and just taking the first step.
The most obvious step.
Persist & Follow-through
After you take the first action step, then you continue to take another. Until you get to where you’re headed (see before about Visioning).
Sounds simple… But people really falter here.
They get waylaid by their fears, they panic, they get tired & cancel sessions that would help them the most (aka resistance), they start making up stories (about trusting themselves or others), they get waylaid by bright & shiny ‘get well quick’ schemes, they don’t stick with things long enough, they get stuck on sticking to an outdated plan, they feel guilty spending money on themselves & their needs…
And this is why you need some clarity on where you’re headed (regardless if you think it’s possible or not) – and why you need to make a stand for that.
Because life gets in the way.
But worse than that – you get in your own way!!
People don’t see the invisible structures that hold them in place – that hold them in ill health.
You think it’s the disease, but it’s not really that. It’s yourself.
It may sound harsh, but we forget our true power to effect change in ourselves & our lives. And we unconsciously use that power to keep ourselves stuck.
It’s deep unconscious patterning, subconscious programming – and it’s designed to keep you in what you know, because in the past it may have worked or kept you safe. But the past is the past now.
If you spent the time to delve into the reasons why that patterning is in place, you would think it’s ridiculous and illogical. But it’s not spoken in the English language, it’s hidden in feelings, urges, irrational drives and behaviour.
While there are methods to uncover this patterning and determine ways to step out of it (see here, if interested), ultimately, if you can maintain your focus on what you want and make a stand for that, no matter the guilt, shame, anger, injustice, fear, rejection, whatever…. Then you will stay on the path.
And there’s a bit of an art to persisting and follow-through.
It’s a delicate balance between staying focused on the health you’d love, and a flexibility and openness on the method to get there. It may be revealed in the most unexpected ways, perhaps ways outside your normal blinkered thought patterns. It may require doing what’s needed, in face of deep guilt, fear or self-righteousness.
And that delicate balance will keep you on track.
A Personal Story
I’ll tell a quick personal story – which may help reveal deeper what I mean.
I had a year-long personal development training course to attend back in 2009 – and the week prior to the first weekend, all of a sudden, I started to bleed during urination. Apart from the excruciating pain, I became severely worried that I had a form of bladder/kidney cancer.
Apart from thinking that I might have cancer, I also thought how I might still attend the course (I’m pretty stubborn sometimes). Knowing that I could only last 30minutes before needing to go to the toilet – and that the training required hours of attendance at a time, I was at a loss.
As I sat on the toilet freaking out – I made a shift within me. I contemplated what I would love instead, in my heart. And that was to go to the course ~ I had paid a large sum of money, it was the last of its kind in Australia, I had finally worked up the courage to attend after a couple of years contemplation. I really, really wanted to go.
So, I made a stand (while sitting on the toilet). I made a stand to choose that. I chose that it would be sorted by the first night of the training, because I only had less than a week.
This is a rather internal process – but you can call it making a decree, with all your inner spiritual will. Not putting up with anything less. Not even caring how it might come about.
And so, I thought – what is the first obvious action step to take? And what came was to book an appointment at the doctors. So, I called up the doctor and made an appointment – determined I’d find someone for that afternoon or the next morning. And I got an appointment, so I went.
I told the doctor what was happening – and he listened & then gave me a sample cup to pee into. He looked at it, did a quick test and then told me within that appointment that I had a urinary tract infection. He then said, ‘Here’s a script for antibiotics – just take it twice a day for 5 days.’ When I thought when 5 days would be completed, it would be the night of the training.
Done – the pain went away by the first day, with the blood. I was back to normal by the night of the training. It was a deep lesson in creating – something I was to learn about for the rest of the year in the training and onwards.
Now, I’m not saying all health journeys are so simple. But they could be.
The longer you’ve had the current health condition, and all the reinforcing behaviours that keep it in reality, the more you need to use your will, make a stand, take action towards the health and things you truly want.
And there’s no guarantee of a cure. That’s a reality. However, who’s to say it’s impossible?
And if it is impossible, then who’s to say you can’t get well enough to live in harmony with your health condition. All disease diagnosis is a similarity of symptoms ~ but the severity is a whole other kettle of fish. Who’s to say you can’t reduce the severity of your health condition, to enjoy more of your life?
So, ultimately – the ability to persist and follow through is just being able to deem and do what’s necessary. Being able to shift gears when needed, or just stay on track.
But that means making a stand for what you’d love – from your whole being through to your actions, and only stopping when you reach your end destination.
If you’ve read this far, then you’re probably contemplating your own healing journey (or a loved one, or someone you could help).
I hope this blog series has given some clarity for you along the way.
If you would love some support and clarity for the healing journey, then visit here for more information about my medical intuition services.