In this month’s Super Soul, Caroline lays out the myths and truths of healing, and reveals why true healing begins in the soul.
Caroline Myss became fascinated with the connection among the body, mind and spirit, and she sought the answers to many profound questions: What makes us ill? What prevents us from healing? What is the spiritual power inside us that can bring about miraculous healing?
As a society, Caroline says, we struggle with complex emotional issues. However, the truth is that we still don’t fully understand how feelings and emotions can affect our health. “We’ll say, ‘I have too much stress,’ and it’s not accurate,” she says. “It’s not accurate. It’s not stress. Stress is the result.”
According to Caroline, when we’re ill, we’re quick to label it a “disorder” rather than examine the deeper issues. She says that the true source of trouble is psychic conflict. “To say, ‘I don’t know what this is. I’ve got this kind of feeling in here. I’m just anxious. I’ve got this anxiousness, and I can’t sleep. I have a sleeping disorder.’ No, you don’t. No! Stop it,” she says.
A misguided perception held, Caroline says, is wondering with astonishment how something like illness could befall you. “One of the most painful things that you can tell yourself is that you are the exception to a rule,” she says. “That you are the exception to what happens to all living creatures. That somehow or other you are living outside the laws of life. That what breaks down everybody else’s body can’t touch yours. That somehow other people will age, but not you.”
Another myth is that the mind can help you heal. “Never trust your mind to heal,” she says. “Never, never, never. Your mind needs as much healing as the rest of you.
Quotes by Caroline Myss
Here are a few interesting quotes from Caroline Myss that can give you food for thought:
“People around the world are confusing the therapeutic value of self-expression with permission to manipulate others with their wounds.” ― Caroline Myss
“Manipulating or controlling others through the use of one’s illness or suffering, for example, was-and remains-extremely effective for people who find they cannot be direct in their interactions. Who argues with someone who is in pain? And if pain is the only power a person has, health is not an attractive replacement. It was apparent to me that becoming healthy represented more than just getting over an illness. Health represented a complex progression into a state of personal empowerment in which one had to move from a condition of vulnerability to one of invincibility, from victim to victor, from silent bystander to aggressive defender of personal boundaries. Completing this race to the finish was a yeoman’s task if ever there was one. Indeed, in opening the psyche and soul to the healing process, we had expanded the journey of wellness into one of personal transformation.” ― Caroline Myss
Here are a few points that she raises during her talk:
- Trust the “ahas”. When we sense something isn’t right, trust it.
- The power of our wounds can be substantial. History is a directive. How have you lost or anchored your energy in your history and how that is costing you your present?
- We have become people of the fire instead of what we once were people of the earth. We are people whose new frontier are ourselves. No one before WWII, would have said balance my chakras.
- Think of our body as a train. What cars do you carry with you on this train: emotional stress, psychological stress, no purpose, relationship issues, wounded child, trauma. How long is your train? The whole body operates like an individual body.
- Learning our fires – knowing what ignites our fire and what turns it down. We have no idea how powerful that fire is. We don’t realize when our fire is sizzling with someone. We don’t know when we are imploding or what implodes us.
- Come up with a ritual that makes you feel of value.
- Our strongest language is our intuitive language that we sense.
- Focus on congruency. We can sense when something isn’t right, we can feel it.
- The instrument in healing in you is the soul.
Look forward to seeing those of you who can make it Saturday night to discuss this talk in more depth. If you haven’t already done so, you can RSVP here.