Hold Space for Healing

Once again there is so much going on. Voting, shootings, protests, fires, division, smack talk and so much more. These are situations but what about the emotions? Anger, hope, joy, sadness, sorrow, loss and others. How have you managed through all of this? 

There is a great opportunity for healing isn’t there? Healing for the Earth, families, individuals, communities, our country and the world. How can we, as individuals, hold space for healing? Are you wondering?

What does it mean to heal? A healer is one who heals and to heal means to restore to a healthy condition according to Miriam Webster. Hmmm. Do you think of yourself as a healer? Does being a healer mean you must have a medical degree? For some types of healing a medical degree is necessary. For other types of healing you don’t. Think about your daily lives and the times you have helped someone that has resulted in healing either mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually.

Healing can happen through your words, intentions, prayers, touch, beliefs and just by listening to someone share their joy, concerns or grief. Remember the times you’ve reached out to someone who has told you that they’ve felt better after being with you. If you’ve ever offered comfort to someone who has experienced trauma you have helped their healing process. It doesn’t mean that immediately results are apparent as much as we would like to see them. The receiver of healing is always in control. Their openness and willingness to receive healing makes a difference. 

I realize that there are many people who are suffering right now in different ways. For example, I ask myself, “How can I help the healing process for the families that have lost a child to a disturbing mass shooting?” I don’t know the individuals personally but I know I can hold space for healing. Thoughts matter. Intentions matter. Words matter. I believe this. 

One of the ways I hold space for healing is during my personal quiet time. Once my thoughts are quiet with my High Self I visualize the families that are suffering. I ask for healing to be given to those families to ease their suffering, offer hope, and that they are open to receive it. I also ask that right actions are taken to eliminate these kind of tragedies by putting in place the people, laws, and processes that are needed. Creating positive actions to change these situations are important as well. 

I know that results aren’t always immediate but there is hope that change takes place in ways I can’t imagine. You can become activists, volunteers, or  may choose to do other things but for me this type of intentional process works. There are times I’ll get involved with a group as well. I would love to hear what works for you. Depending on your skills and interest there are so many ways to hold space for healing.

I am hopeful that we can each find our own way to make a difference as we hold space for healing. How about you?

If you would like to contact me please go to VictoriaBarna.com. I am also at Storm Wisdom on Tuesdays from 1p – 6p and I’m available by appointment by phone. Gisela and I are also offering an evening of Healing with the Messengers of Light, Tuesday, November 13th, from 6:30p – 8:30p at Storm Wisdom. Seating is limited.

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