On Tuesday nights, I host a gathering called Soul Cafe. It’s a gathering of spiritually like-minded individuals and we provide a safe space for people to explore, heal, learn and grow on their spiritual journey. It’s quite fascinating and every evening is different. I love it!
This past week, we had a few new people join us and the question was asked “how is healing done?” The answer: with the power of intention. When I answered the followup question “is it really that simple” my immediate answer was yes and I was absolutely firm in my conviction.
Later that evening, I reflected on that part of the evening and ask myself is it TRULY the power of intention and is it TRULY that simple?
On my journey, I find it important for me to review my foundational truths to test if they continue to be so and if there are beliefs or fears connected to my foundational truths that must be healed or even if the foundational truth is still valid for me. Self-reflection is very important.
Here is what I found during this moment of self-reflection.
When I started this journey, I lived in a world where beliefs reigned and fears drove behaviour. I had to work hard for all my achievements. It was a dog eat dog world out there. Never rely on anyone for anything. There was me and them. Nothing was free. Nothing came easy…Any of this sound familiar?
With that mindset, life WAS hard. I hate to fight for what I wanted. If it came too easy, I questioned whether it was real. Goodness, I am exhausted typing what I just did and thinking what I remembered. Whew! No wonder I was always exhausted!
As I moved away from the distant past and reflected on the start of my journey, of course, I brought that mindset with me. I read books on spirituality. I found some methods just as complicated as “regular life” so I figured those methods were valid. I ignored the teachings that said “just be, just breathe.” What a load of hogwash (insert disgust harumph here). I created a ritual of this step then that action then this mantra then that position then this saying then that pensiveness then this journaling then that…holy crap. Exhausted once again and no further spiritual then I was before I started.
Before I continue, I want to make myself absolutely clear…there are rituals that people perform that absolutely resonated within their core being. I honour that. There are individuals who have the most amazing ability to be consistent with their traditions that brings them the utmost peace and all they desire for themselves. As they reach these levels, the whole world benefits and I am in awe. The story I am telling is MY story and my story alone. At the beginning of my journey, I didn’t have the personality nor the conviction I was even WORTHY of using the sacred activities and mantras of the great masters or those who had gone before me. I hope you understand what I am saying and choose to continue reading.
It’s obvious from my comments above, I failed miserably with the incredibly long and complicated ritual I designed for myself. On this journey of self-discovery I realized I needed simple, KISS even – Keep It Silly Simple. Yup, that’s what I needed. Baby steps.
Right, my first step was to just be. Didn’t understand what that meant and didn’t know how to do it. Nope. Put that one aside for quite a long time and move on to the next step…breathe. (Okay, hopefully I was already doing that or I was in spirit form and didn’t know it) Indeed I was breathing but not very well. Just enough to keep my body alive but not enough to be grounded. I learned how to breathe and mastered the art of breathing to be. On to the next step.
Why do I tell you this story? Because at the end of my reflection from the other night, I realized every major step and healing in my spiritual journey was done when I set the intention. I didn’t say the action or healing that took place AFTER setting the intention was always easy but action and healing DID come after setting the intention. The more I evolved, the easier the healings. Now, when I set an intention, it manifests at an incredible rate. I know a number of you are also finding that to be true.
Coming back to the original question: how is healing done? Answer: with the power of intention.
Is it truly that simple? Yes.