The Mindset To Have While In The Process Of Healing
“YOU MUST HEAL YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CAN HEAL OTHERS”…. sound familiar?
This morning I sat with my journal while I was feeling discouraged, critical, and anxious. Some days I really don’t know how I’ve ever survived without my daily journaling practice.
While in the zone, something that was said to me the week before came to mind “You have to heal yourself before you can heal others”. And I had an epiphany.
My lightbulb moment was this: that’s complete BS
Here’s why I think we need to have a different mindset when we’re in the process of healing…
You can’t heal yourself AND be expected to heal others. Because as a Healer, or light worker, or tarot reader, or whatever you’re NOT responsible for others. You’re responsible to guide them, to empower them, to support them on their Journey, but YOU are NOT responsible for THEIR healing. You’re responsible for YOUR OWN healing.
And that’s when I realized our mindset as healers is flawed. Our mindset as humans is flawed. That mindset automatically assumes
- As a Healer I must be responsible for the role you play in your own healing journey
- As a client, you can pass the buck and if you’re “healing doesn’t work”, you can blame the practitioner
- That we have it all figured out. I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell don’t.
- Our healing ends, and at THAT point is when we can heal someone else
Healing is a Never Ending Journey
Our healing is part of our journey, it never ends. So therefore if we’re continuing to heal ourselves when is enough enough? When can we finally say “I’m done healing myself, now I can heal someone else”?
I think people in need of healing and looking to grow are looking to healers but some are not realizing that it’s not the healer that heals you, it’s yourself. If you’re not open to receiving, committed to making changes, then how exactly would you expect a healer to heal you?
We are never done healing because we are never done learning and growing
The mindset we SHOULD have when it comes to healing
Instead of having the mindset of you need to heal yourself before you can heal others , what if we shifted the perspective? What if our mindset was we need to work together to heal together…as a collective.
This way when I heal a part of me, you’ve also healed a part of you, and together we can share what we’ve learned to future generations.
Truthfully, I think that perspective has much more of an impact than feeling like you are responsible for the healing that takes place in other people.
What do you think? Am I off my rocker, is this wishful thinking? What are your thoughts on “you have to heal yourself before you can heal others”? Let me know in the comments!