Have you ever had that feeling where you have SO much new information spinning around in your head that you're afraid if anyone were to hear even a fraction of it they would think you were insane?
Well, I have, and I do! The past few months have so utterly shaken and transformed my life, and I've learned and am learning so much. For several weeks now my mind has been begging for a space in which to put my experiences, a place to process and rant and share. Last August, when a wrecking ball came in and smashed a huge hole in my identity, making me question the whole plan I had made for my life, I started a journey of spiritual, emotional, and physical growth after which, now, I don't even recognize myself. And the craziest part is that the journey is far from over.
So here we are. And it's been a pretty scary thing for me to think about, the moment when you click 'Save & Publish' and then sit back biting your nails while you wait and see what happens. But if my journey through healing can serve any one in any way, than it will be worth it.
Organizing the past six months into coherent words seemed like a daunting task. So in order to help myself (and you!) out, I'm going to use a book I've been reading by Donald M. Epstein. It's called The Twelve Stages of Healing. Dr. Epstein is a holistic chiropractor who says that there are "twelve basic rhythms...shared by all humanity", which he calls Stages of Healing, and says that they can guide us spiritually and emotionally through recurring sicknesses, healing crises, life-threatening illnesses, depression, trauma, and other life-changing events.
Too woo-woo? I suppose we'll find out together! Hang with me for the first chapter, called "Stage 1: Suffering", which I'll be posting about in the next few days. And if you want to keep in touch, subscribe to my blog and you'll get email updates when I write new posts!
Be well and be love,