Thursday, December 06, 2018

Must Illness or Trauma Fail You?

In Western medicine, healing is equated only with health. Superficially, it sounds common sense. Logical. Obvious.

But from a deeper or more intuitive perspective, that’s only partially true. Just a fraction of reality. It’s an incomplete view.

What I’ve found is, there is healing even in the most difficult, trying, wounding times of our lives. That is, if you can see it as it is.

Even though I’m a psychotherapist, seeing those individuals who seek help tests my beliefs about what heals. Must illness or trauma fail you? I think not.

For instance, a couple I once saw not too long ago was on the brink of separation and suicide. There was infidelity on the part of the husband.

But they did love each other.

At first, I cringed at the sight of them hurting each other so badly during session. It’s a first time they’d truly learned to express their feelings to each other.

After a couple of years in therapy, they blossomed. Individually. Maritally. I’d not seen a happier couple than them!

Healing at times entails going through depression. Experiencing deep pain. Or, surviving trauma, failure, and loss.

Undeniably, in our lives, a greater wisdom can intercede when we directly go through things. When we’re open to healing and wholeness taking place in the most unsuspected ways.