The light has returned to the Earth. Can you feel it?
Spring is such a magical time, as the trees bloom riotous with flowers and there is a new energy in the air rich with magic and possibility, stirring our blood, senses and imaginations.
I've been thinking a lot about the scope of the healing process. What that looks like is a little different for everyone, of course, but in general it takes a lot of courage, tenacity, and faith. One of the things I've learned, both by healing myself and working with others, is that healing is actually very simple -- but by no means easy.
We know that we are Love, and all we need to do is return to that truth, that essence of our beings. But the process of which is... well, a process! And as humans, we love to complicate things. Our primal, monkey minds need intricate processes and rituals to feel like something is happening, like something is "working."
I have been actively healing myself for over 10 years. In the beginning, I had many healing experiences (and later, attunements) where I was asked to do simple movements or practices, or worse (in my mind) just to lie there and do nothing and receive. "That's it??" I would think. "All I have to is breathe a certain way / blink rapidly / lie there / repeat this mantra, and my whole life will change??"
But I had been conditioned to think that in order for something to happen, I had to work at it. It had to be really involved and use a lot of force and/or willpower. The results and sensations would be obvious and heavy-handed, and I would see the results, effects and changes in my life immediately. These expectations and attachments led me to think that whatever I was doing or receiving wasn't really working, because it was too easy, too light. I couldn't take it seriously, and abandoned whatever it was in search of something "real".... and the process repeated itself over and over again.
I was getting in my own way. And later when I realized that, I felt even worse because it then became "my fault." I didn't even know to consider that this mindset was imprinted on to me, and also inherited -- a patriarchal way of thinking and being. I didn't know how to recognize the effects of these small, repeated actions and intentions were immediate, just not in a way I expected to or was used to seeing.
While it is possible that a healing session can result in miracles (and it is important to always hold space for that possibility), more often than not it will take you to the next step. The next idea, action, or direction that is in your highest and best good. Any more clarity, inspiration, connection, sense of peace, joy , or light than we had going in is a positive result, no matter how "small" it may seem. All we have to do is be willing to pause, notice and receive. Most changes are very gradual and subtle. While our human minds want instant gratification and change, our brains and physical bodies often can't really handle it. That's why we get "Ascension flu" after big energetic upgrades.
The Angels put it this way: Imagine you're eating lemon meringue pie. It is so delicious, so perfect in its combination of sweetness and tartness. After one slice, you still want more. And so you have another. And another. But each slice that you eat becomes a little less delicious. The more you eat, the more you'll feel sick. And if you eat the whole pie, you'll probably throw up and never want another bite again (or at least, not for a while). That's how it is with healing and spirituality. Bit by bit is the best way.
Often the first task in one's healing journey is to learn this. Deprogramming and detaching from the Matrix, so to speak, takes time. On the other hand, as humans, working in and navigating a 3D reality, we often do need to see results to feel like it is working. This is why most of my medicines are a combination of plant extractions and vibrational essences - the plant medicine works on the physical body, so we feel something is happening, while the essences work on the vibrational levels making adjustments and realignments on a long-term basis. It is important to honor this need and not try to bypass it with spirituality, otherwise it can't really reach the earth plane. We are both spiritual and human beings. Operation out of one mode and ignoring the other just doesn't work.
So yes, all we have to do is breathe, receive, trust, open, whatever it is. And honor ourselves each time we show up to do the work. Showing up, making small, repeated actions that add up to something big. The only way to climb a mountain is to take one step after another. Leaping over or bypassing obstacles isn't an option. We may not be able to see the top of the mountain from its base, or exactly the path to get there, but we know it's there and we'll figure it out, one step after another.