Posted in after the diagnosis, coping with chronic illness, coping with life threatening illness, living with chronic illness, Living with Illness

Journey to the Deepest Parts of Your Soul

I know that you’re searching for the answer to all your questions about health and healing.  You’ve most likely been indoctrinated into believing that you need to get into a support group as soon as possible and I believe that to be true.  The trouble is believing that all your questions will be answered in the group.  Groups are great because they create their own consciousness but a group can’t be all things to all people.  If that’s the case then what’s next?

Groups can provide nurturance, information, and be your best cheerleaders.  The problem is that at some point it’s important to consider the inner journey.  The journey inward, for some, is scarier than the original diagnosis.  The illness can be a form of initiation, an initiation into the underworld.  Are you ready for such a journey?  Believe it or not you have one of two choices, accept the challenge or struggle through the difficult situations overcome with the burden of “why did this happen to you?”

How far will you go to unearth the demons you’ve been holding on to for way to long?   Those nagging thoughts and voices asking if you have you been treating yourself with loving kindness?  Do you treat yourself with the same dignity and respect you show others?  How often do you put yourself at the top of your list?

These questions and this journey is not about blame.  It’s not about wondering why the illness showed its ugly head.  It is about finding the best and more effective ways of rejuvenating and invigorating your immune system.  The ability to treat yourself with understanding and compassion means that the tug-o-war between winning and being right is inconsequential.  There are no winners and losers only those who choose not to participate in their own journey to wellness, and that’s a travesty.

Cross the line in the sand and take the heroic journey to the depths of your soul.  Uncover the answers to questions, revitalize your spirit and create new pathways for health and healing.


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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