Begonia with trimWe are all healers and masters of well being for ourselves. Remembering that wisdom and practicing it are where we need to learn more patience and persistence.

When the bumps and bruises of life get us down, we want to be up and running as if nothing happened.

That’s where I was last Friday evening when my foot twisted and I was down on the floor. Spending the weekend on crutches with a sprained ankle was not in my “to do” list. Paying for crutches, ace bandages, and extra appointments was not in my budget. Having to ask neighbors to bring in my mail, fetch my phone, bring some things over to the table for me were not the way I intended to entertain my friends.

But here it was – time to heal with patience and persistence. The first pearl of wisdom came from one of my favorite resources, Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them.”
For ankle problems, she suggests the mental causes are “inflexibility and guilt.” She goes on to say that “ankles represent the ability to receive pleasure.” Now let’s take that information and ask some questions like this:

  • What am I feeling rigid and inflexible about? Where am I holding my ground and not wanting to compromise or negotiate?
  • What’s going on in my life right now that’s a challenge for me? What is taking me out of my comfort zone? What is inviting me to take a risk?
  • What am I feeling guilty about – moving away and leaving family or friends behind? Moving ahead and not being understood by my family and friends?
  • What great opportunities, excitement, adventures, and pleasures are opening up for me, but I’m not sure I’m worthy of them?
  • Is there something “too good to be true” showing up for me and I’m totally in denial, thinking the bubble is going to burst any moment?

This kind of questioning grows our pearl of wisdom into a whole necklace of priceless understanding. With awareness comes the healing of the hidden hurts and deeper woundedness. With awareness comes the letting go of the self-limiting beliefs and the subconscious perceptions that keep us small and dull, living in our tiny boxes where everything is exactly the way we expect it to be.

Louise Hay goes on to offer us the healing balm of positive affirmations: “I deserve to rejoice in life. I accept all the pleasure life has to offer.” Let’s take some cues from that affirmation. Consider:

  • Stopping during the day just to repeat this affirmation and to remind ourselves to rejoice in life.
  • Giving ourselves time to gaze out the window, stand outside, and do absolutely nothing except to breathe in life with gratitude.
  • Blessing every reward or gift that comes our way with our own “yes… I accept all the blessings life has to offer.”
  • Gifting ourselves with time to read a book, take a walk, have dinner out because we “deserve to rejoice in life.”

Yes, we may have to lean on the crutches and canes, move with the walkers and ace bandages when tough things happen. Even then, we can still move inside to the thoughts and feelings going on, because that’s where our healing begins.

If you don’t have Louise Hay’s book, “Heal Your Body,” you’ll want to get it right now. It’s the best spiritual first aid you’ll ever find to remember and to practice who you are as a master of your own well being.

If you have some special ways to heal yourself with awareness and affirmations, feel free to share them with us. Drop a line in the response box below (or click on the comment link in Facebook) and share your thoughts with us.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Janice M. Puta
Certified Teacher in Spiritual Response Therapy/Technique
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