Category: healing

"She once believed that the damage to her mind and heart was permanent, until she met wisdom, who taught her that no pain or wound is eternal, that all can be healed, and that love can grow even in the toughest parts of her being."
- Yung Pueblo
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do-- determined to save the only life you could save.
- Mary Oliver
"The journey to be an adult is to decide what you think--not what you're told to believe. That's one part--releasing the family karma means releasing old beliefs and determining what you yourself believe. The second part of family karma work is about releasing all the hurts and wounds. [...] When we do this work, we heal not only ourselves but also our entire lineage for all present, past, and future. We are one, and when one part of the one is healed, the healing extends to everyone for all time. "
- Sara Wiseman Source: Release Yourself from Family Karma
“The old healer to the soul: It’s not your back that hurts, but the burden. It’s not your eyes that hurt, but injustice. It’s not your head that hurts, it’s your thoughts. Not the throat, but what you don’t express or say with anger. Not the stomach hurts, but what the soul does not digest. It’s not the liver that hurts, it’s the anger. It’s not your heart that hurts, but love. And it is love itself that contains the most powerful medicine.”
~ Unknown
"If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all – give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough."
— Daniell Koepke