Updated: Jan 3
Life, if nothing else, seems to be a process of healing.
A process to mend some part of us
Something that seems fundamentally broken.
You want to be of sound body and mind.
You want to be well.
It’s your natural propensity to want to be healthy.
But somehow it makes no sense, why be healthy, when life will inevitably come to an end – what’s the point exactly, why bother?
Healing then is not so much about prolonging life.
It’s not even about being happy
It’s very much about being whole again.
To be able to live a life that’s complete, a full human life.
It’s about restoration, and living the fullness of the human experience.
Working with the explicit duality so evident in nature
These competing yet complimentary forces so inherent in everything
As Carl Jung eloquently put it, ‘the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness’.
And it is two halves that ultimately make a whole.
So healing is about unity.
Accepting vulnerability and yet being secure
Uniting the body with the spirit
Sorrow with joy
Bad with good
Pain with strength
Fear with courage
Doubt with trust
Healing is to overcome, to transcend your condition and to bring together all the elements that make you fundamentally human.
To be transfigured
Not by rejecting the dark, but by realising that Light would not be possible if it wasn’t for the dark and that dark is merely the absence of Light.