We are self healers as we claim our power to seek and choose how we heal. This I learned in my process of healing the three different kinds of cancer that once were invading my body. They invaded my body to teach me and I became their student and learned the valuable lessons that they taught me.
Our society is largely always seeking and looking outside of ourselves for our answers. However, all our answers may be found from within. Meditation and accessing guidance through conscious breathing gave me the answers I needed to survive. It also helped me to deal with the crazy amount of advice people tried to give me. I feel that the advice came through their own fear.
To tell another what to do or how to be is disempowering to me. We may suggest and encourage. As a retreat facilitator, I worked in helping people find themselves and connect with their guidance for their healing. It's a bit like teaching someone how to fish, rather than giving them a fish that is only going to last a day.
Or course, I went through layers of fear as I healed. It was natural and part of the process. In the calmness of meditation and nature connection, however, answers were peacefully delivered and I followed them and am alive today to tell the story. One of my answers was to study traditional herbal medicine. I then applied it to myself successfully.
As we evolve, we are presented with many opportunities to whole, to heal, to complete and live infinitely into who we are. This year the Mayan Aztec sacred count that is innate within me, also activated great healing and took me off deaths doorstep on many occasions.
What I am finding now though is that people seem to misunderstand when I share of myself and my processes. I find no need to hurry any of it. I still have work to do and we all do. We are conditioned that we reach this magical point of full completion, but then what? Self discovery is infinite and an adventure to me.
We all see through through the filters of our cultures, traditions and conditioning, so as I write this, some will see that I have had cancer and disease and may become overly concerned, perhaps still wanting to give me advice and refer to things outside of myself.
Others will be able to connect to the deeper message, that we may access all within, in peace and nature connection. My Mayan destiny sign is Deer. Deer is a self healer who finds its remedies as it nibbles on different plants that it is naturally attracted to. Deer roams and finds what he or she needs to heal. The mind is calm and the heart is open.
The sacred count is based upon time and nature and not astrology as many people assume. It is innate within me and now I know that the sacred knowledge that it holds has been with me all of my life. Only in nature, did I find my way to keep perservering in this life against great odds.
So, I write today to help connect all those who resonate, to seek their answers from within, to be still in the grace and unconditional love of nature for a time, to reflect and find guidance for self healing, or to just play with it a little and build confidence, whatever you choose to do, because it is you that has the power that may be kept sacred and not given away.
Let's allow ourselves to grow in peace, nature, balance and harmony. This way we uplift all of creation and connect to the happiness and joy that is possible within, even in the face of great adversity.
Immense love to you all - so it is.
Poppy Joy, writing about health from my perspective.