Self-Healing Through Forgiveness

October 7, 2008 · Filed Under Self-Healing · Comment 

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)

What does it mean to forgive? Is it words, thoughts, emotions, or actions? Is it all of the above or none of the above? When you think of forgiving someone how do you view it? How willing are you to change your beliefs? What does forgiving yourself or others have to do with healing yourself? How open are you to think and act differently; creating a new spiritual awareness or consciousness awareness?

Mahatma Gandhi gives us much to reflect upon. It takes strength and courage to forgive someone who has harmed or hurt you or someone you love. When you have harmed or hurt someone else it also takes strength and courage to forgive YOU. Oftentimes this is more difficult. When you remember the experience or situation what do you feel in your mind, body and soul? How does your heart feel right now? Some of you may have experienced health issues as a direct or indirect result of holding onto strong emotions or energies of anger, betrayal, disappointment, hurt, resentment, hate, guilt, unforgiveness, unworthiness, self- punishment or fear. Many believe that all aspects of our minds, bodies, souls/spirits have consciousness in every cell and fiber of our beings. These energies or emotions can be stored for lifetimes.

Now, once you accept this belief what if you connected with the inner child within you who is suffering and wounded and what if you began to heal it through forgiveness? First, begin with self-forgiveness and then forgive others. What does it take to forgive and shift the negative energies? It takes a desire and willingness to change. Help is available; you do not have to do this alone. For example, if you believe in God, a higher power or higher consciousness, then you have prayer or meditation. Seek a spiritual coach or counselor to walk this journey with you. You are not alone.

Imagine what it can feel like within your mind, body, soul/spirit as the energies within every cell and fiber of your being begin to shift consciousness. If you are experiencing physical challenges or illnesses, then imagine your body, mind, soul/spirit being more open and receptive to healing when you feel you are worthy of love and good health and be sure you no longer hold the negative beliefs or energies. This is something that you can do for yourself. It takes courage and strength to say, “I choose to change what I believe and I am ready to forgive myself and others so that my life is more positive and balanced. These negative energies no longer serve my greatest good.”

Forgiving oneself and others truly takes great strength. The status quo remains the easier route. Remember, that with God all things are possible.

If you would like more information regarding the types of healing and energy clearing work that Victoria does or would like to check out her book CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace, please go to www.evolvingjourneys.com. You can also contact her direct for an individual appointment on 602-820-3126.

With LOVE and LIGHT,

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; CHOICE A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal
www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2008

Healing Through Creative Expression

October 4, 2008 · Filed Under Alternative Healing, Creative Expression · Comment 

Recently I facilitated a workshop designed to help a writer connect with his or her inner muse, the author within. The language I used for this audience was suited to writers but since the group was writing from a spiritual foundation the connection or, rather, “author within” was with the individual’s Higher Self or Higher Consciousness.

During the first part of the workshop the participant was to Meet the Author Within. Through guided visualization and meditation the participants experienced a releasing of stress, negative thoughts, blocks to writing, resistance to why they were not “good” writers and preconceptions of what it means to be an author. They journeyed until they made the inner connections. Minds and thoughts quieted and inner wisdom emerged. Amazing, isn’t it?

For those of you who practice meditation or have experience with guided visualization this is not surprising. The truth is we have all of the information that we need to know within us once we “let go” of our need to control outcomes, release our fears of failing or succeeding and try to “think too much” wanting to produce “the perfect result”. This has been shared for many years by those who meditate, follow more non-traditional paths of learning, study metaphysics and/or have reconnected to the Source of All That Is, the Source that is called by many names: God, Creator, Allah, Yaweh, Spirit, Universal Life Force and on and on.

During the writing exercise that followed, called Writing Out of the Box, the participants were amazed at what emerged. Profound wisdom and love from each writer were shared in the forms of both narrative and poetry. Comments like, “Wow, I can’t believe I wrote this,” “This touches my soul and heart; I feel it there,” “I’ve never written poetry before; this is amazing,” and “This flowed so easily, I can’t believe I wrote it; I’ve been blocked from writing anything for a while” filled the day.

We laughed, some had tears, and much joy and happiness was shared by every participant. Each one of us experienced a shift in our awareness and consciousness. Physically we felt shifts in our hearts through the entire experience that concluded with healing at many levels. This was best expressed by one of the participants when she said, “Through this workshop I opened my heart and experienced healing through the creative process of writing. I never imagined myself as a writer. I thought only other people can write, not me. I found that through the writing I connect with Spirit and Spirit’s wisdom and love shows through my poems. I am thankful for Victoria’s workshop and what it has revealed to me.”

One of the other participants said at the end of the day, “This experience and process can apply to any environment. It is not just beneficial for writers but all forms of wisdom can be accessed using this process.”

I am always reminded that God works in our lives each and every moment in amazing ways. The depth and level of healing that can take place when we allow it is incredible. The inner wisdom and love that flows when we allow it to emerge is humbling and uplifting. In this workshop participants experienced and expressed insight, wisdom and love through creative writing. Imagine attending a workshop thinking it is all about writing and being an author and then leaving the workshop with far more profound results!

If you are interested in attending one of Victoria’s workshops or want more information about Healing Through Creative Expression, please go to www.evolvingjourneys.com or contact Victoria for an appointment on 602-820-3126.

With LOVE and LIGHT,

Victoria Barna
Speaker, Healer, Publisher & Author
Reclaim Your Power; Choice – A Simple Way to Peace;
Guided Journeys Meditation CD; and Soul Journey Journal

www.EvolvingJourneys.com
©Copyright 2008