I feel that the mind and soul are hungry and that we pick up on information around us as if we were mentally or energetically eating it. For this reason, I think it’s important to feed ourselves information about healing — to do daily readings in the morning and evening that affirm the power and possibility of self-healing.
In fact, as I write this, I am understanding a possible reason that Judaism has people praying three times a day (morning, afternoon, and evening) and why Islam has people praying five times a day: The world is filled with negativity that can bring us to a state of despair. We need to keep coming back, and coming back, to a place of positivity. We need to keep focusing on the light, love, and healing.
There was a period where I was actively inundating myself with thoughts about healing — through reading the work of and interviewing various mind-body medicine practitioners. Over the past year, my company launch has pretty much taken over my life, as have matters of survival, and I’ve fallen out of the habit of reading this material.
Today I’m in positive setback mode, lounging around in bed and nursing my toe (thanks to my mom’s reminder to take it easy and ice and soak my toe). The book Intention Heals, by Adam/DreamHealer, was sitting on my nightstand. I had actually felt like reading a novel, but I was already icing my toe and didn’t want to settle back in with the ice pack again. So I picked up Intention Heals.
Just starting to read it was like coming back home. I felt my breath moving through my body more freely. I need reminders, affirmations, nourishment, supporting my self-healing. So that my focus is not on basic survival issues or on anger or fear about the challenges facing me, but rather, on something transcendental — a spiritual ability to heal myself.
When starting off on the healing path, I think that one of the most difficult things is figuring out what information is spot on and what is crap. For those who resonate with my work and my thinking, you might like to check out the Amazon store I compiled, with books, DVDs, and CDs by practitioners whose work I value. I suggest reading at least a little bit — even five minutes — in the morning and in the evening, to affirm your healing path.
I’ll be reading right along with you!