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Updated: Jan 21

 

 

In western society, our attitude about healing is mostly one of being fixed by somebody or something else; this isn't healing, it's called curing, and it doesn't work to get rid of the whole problem. It might give you immediate relief of a symptom, but you will not be fully healed. In fact, you will likely be left with a whole host of new problems from the side effects of some toxic 'treatment'.

 

Unless of course, it's a broken bone, that can actually be fixed (duh!).

 

As a Shaman, I am considered a healer. But does that mean that I heal people? No way Hosé! I do however hold space and create a great big loving container for your healing to happen. I do my best to help you feel seen, heard, and understood in a way you have never before experienced. This container is the catalyst for healing to happen.

 

Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them ~Albert Einstein

 

It's YOU who does the healing.

Not me.

Not your doctor.

YOU.

 

What I mean by this is that without awareness of personal accountability for your health and wellbeing you'll probably never truly heal.

 

So what is healing anyway?

 

Definition:

HEALING; the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again

 

Healing is when you are no longer afraid of the direction that your life, your dis-eases, or issues are going in because you understand that you ARE the life, the dis-eases, and the issues.

 

Deep stuff, eh?

 

As the definition states, 'becoming sound' means that the whole system you are a part of begins to get well or 'healthy'.

 

I realize that this doesn't sound as desirable as getting fixed and moving on with your life. However, as I stated at the beginning of this post ignoring the whole picture has consequences. You might not realize it, but your body and your life are part of a complex interconnected web, so the individual parts affect the whole.

 

Always. It's a universal law.

 

You don't need to fully understand how this works (I seem to say that a lot) to work with the concept. To heal you're going to have to change your mind. You cannot fix the problem with the same mindset that created it

 

To heal, you're going to need to be willing to grow, to question and to accept that change is a natural part of life. In truth, change is the only constant.

 

 

I understand that change is scary. The thought of not knowing what's around the next corner or calling our well-established life into question can be anxiety-inducing. This fear is the same as our fear of death.

 

Our fear of death is THE thing that keeps most of us from living fully. I will create a whole other post on this and link it here once it's written.

 

Only when you become curious about life, and all of it's interwoven connections, begin to self-reflect, and embrace change by practicing letting go of needing to have all of the answers will you truly begin to heal.

 

Let me know how it goes.

 

All my love,

 

Dawn

Updated: Jan 20

 

 

Gratitude: the state of being grateful: THANKFULNESS

 

So you've made your daily gratitude lists, filled those jars and whatnot but you're still not feelin' it? I'm not surprised. Small daily habits are essential for change but are they enough to change your state of being? Superpower activation is going to require a lot more beingness and a little less doingness.

 

Here's what I mean. How different your life look if you walked through it in a state of being grateful? Wouldn't everything seem completely different? Could you ever feel crappy while you are filled with the feeling of gratitude?

 

The thing is, your life can only be as you see it.

 

Let me repeat that,

Your life can only be as you see it.

 

Said in another way; who you are being, shapes the way your life goes.

 

Once you understand and accept this, it changes everything. But you should also know, it's a little like Pandora's box, and you can't put the lid back on. However, it's vital that you truly get it before you can have gratitude as a superpower.

 

So, how do you BE grateful? As the definition suggests, gratitude is a state of being. Just knowing this is helpful. You can't change what we're not aware of; so now you know. But how can you go from feeling grateful only some of the time to most of the time? How does it become a superpower?

 

Here's a practice upgrade for you:

Spend one entire day not asking for a single thing to be different in your life, the world, or for anyone else.

Give thanks for every single thing. ALL DAY LONG.

Thank you for this. Thank you for that. Thank you for everything!

 

You'll begin to notice the shift big time.

 

If the only prayer you ever say is thank you it will be enough.

 

If you'd like to upgrade this even further, you can apply the practice of

Ho'oponopono. It's a Hawaiian healing practice of reconciliation and forgiveness that brings about a state of gratitude and healing. It allows us to realize our oneness with all of life by acknowledging our responsibility in the grand scheme of things. You don't have to fully understand all of the interwoven connections to make this work. Just try it and see.

 

Here's how to do it: for everything in front of you, especially the challenges, say (out loud or to yourself), "I'm sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You, I Love You."

 

Everything.

 

That's it.

 

It won't be easy at first, but I promise it will be worth it.

 

These are simple practices that will make a huge impact. They work by putting you back into the driver seat of your life. By taking responsibility for your outlook, and everything around you, you're no longer a helpless victim of your circumstances. You will be superpowered with the gift of gratitude that will shape the world around you for the better. And ultimately society as a whole.

 

 

Go ahead and give them a try then let me know how it's going.

Also, share a photo of yourself and everything you're grateful for on social media with the hashtag #superpoweredbygratitude so we can see the impact you're making.

 

I'm so excited for you!

 

 

All my love,

Dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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