It is around this time of year that my life begins show me where the brakes of life are more prevalent than my foot on the gas. When there seems to be, so much to do, to end the year on a profitable, and positive note, my energy level begins to fade. Though this is not true for everyone, for me given my birthday is at the end of December I enter into the winter of my year cycle. Thus, I have learned to honor the contractions of my life, just as much as I honor the expansions.
As Sacred healers it is important to understand our cycles and be aware of when we are contracting. Contracting means we are closing up, focusing inward, holding inward visions and non active. Contraction suggests pain and suffering, and though, more constrictive times in our lives, do carry many more challenges and pain, I have found it is how I move through these challenges, that make a huge difference. I have learned to ride the waves of discomfort, knowing that this cycle will end in time.
I have also learned not to push my clients out of their contraction cycle. When working with clients and students we love to help, many of us were hired under the impression that we would bring more peace and help make folks feel better. We often feel pressure to make the “bad” go away and we want our clients to leave our offices and classes with smiles on their faces. I get it, I used to want that too. It was not until I began to go deeper into my own self discovery and healing that I was able to let go and allow for healing to occur as it needed to.
A Sacred healer is one that understands the process of expansion and contraction. She holds the space for herself and for her clients regardless of where they are at, without trying to change it… AND he gently moves them down the healing stream so they may remember their wholeness.
Regardless of how your healing practice is expressing itself to the world, you can enter into this sacred way of relating to others at any time. By simply learning to honor your own contractions of life with as much vigor as you do the expansions of your life and then honoring this in others is an amazing gift to give the world. You are saying to others, I may not agree but you are where you are and I meet you there in love.
We are saying to ourselves, I may not want to be here right now, but I am where I am and I meet myself in love.