Posted in after the diagnosis, art and healing, coping with chronic illness, coping with life threatening illness, Emotional Health, living with chronic illness, Spirituality and Health

Healing Hands

Our hands are very useful appendages.  Our hands have unique characteristics that differentiate us from everyone else on this planet.  It’s amazing how we don’t honor the power in our hands.  Think of commercials like Allstate Insurance “the good hands people”, doesn’t that not only provide a visual, but send a strong message about being cradled creating security?

There are plenty of examples of industries using the hands to give us a message.  These messages are used to convey power, security, gentleness and a whole range of other experiences.  It’s not until we’re in need of healing to we begin to look at our hands in a different light.  We make the shift from our hands as a tool to our hands as a source of healing.

One of the greatest things about our hands is the fact that we create with our hands.  Our hands are instrumental in bringing forth our ideas.  They are the way many of us express ourselves through activities like our hobbies.  I’ve been intrigued at the increased interest in the craft industry.  Many people engage in crafts because they’re fun.  Others carry it one step further and utilize the craft as a means of self-expression.  Some carry this one step further and incorporate their craft into their spirituality allowing it to be a source of renewal in their healing process.

When we create we are building.  A prominent part of healing is building up resistance to what causes us harm.  It gives us a place and a time of the day to sit, be still and ask our hands what will they bring forth today to move our healing forward.  You’ll be surprised at how your hands will interpret this request. Sit back and watch the creative process take hold and experience the healing power in your hands.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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