Wishing you a peaceful Easter Sunday :)
Whether or not you observe today in a religious sense, it is a day/weekend ingrained within the collective consciousness.
It's a time of death and re-birth. I don't follow a particular religion but did as a child and have read much about the teachings of Jesus since, and the role and significance of Mary Magdalene.
I still don't understand why the human condition is such that we need to go through pain in order to grow! But it seems to be the way for many of us, especially those of us who are healers.... the path of the 'wounded healer' isn't easy - or short! At least not in my experience.
I still puzzle why various life tragedies which we experience sends some of us off into a path of spiritual and personal exploration where others don't. I wonder why we can't have an easier 'opening' to this path? Rumi's famous quote 'the wound is the place where the light enters' is never more relevant than today. I truly...
World Kindness Day couldn't have been more timely if it had tried.
Here in the UK we have heard over the weekend of the suicide of Caroline Flack, a TV presenter, winner of Strictly Come Dancing and host of several other popular TV shows.
I was only aware of her through 'Strictly' and didn't know much about her life except that I remembered that I shared an article back in December 2018 from The Independent which was a story about Caroline using Hypnotherapy for anxiety.
I've just re-read that article and in that she shares how she used hypnotherapy for anxiety and that she gets more anxious when she isn't working. Perhaps the signs were already there that she was struggling?
We all go through struggles in life. It's how we respond to them that makes us all different. Some of us will turn to friends, family, professionals. Other's will turn to food, alcohol, sex, drugs, work and try to 'numb' their way through it. Or, more likely, we resort to a combination.
And sometimes when...
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with thanks, Dawn Petherick,
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