Recovery from an injury, an illness or disease or from a state of mind generally takes time, care of our bodies and minds and a desire to be well.  There are many conditions from which our bodies or minds will be restored to health automatically if we take care of ourselves, give it a little time and get out of our own way. 

This is easier said than done.  There have been many times when I have blocked my own healing ability by harboring negative feelings for myself or others – feelings such as anger, resentment, pity, loathing, fear, doubt, apathy; or when I subconsciously hold a belief of an illness or susceptibility. 

Any of these things can keep me from the wholeness and wellness that my spirit encourages me to “flow with” and not to use all of my healing energy just to maintain these negative states.  I know many of you will understand this if you recall the last time you were angry at someone for a few days, and how exhausted you were after this.


I was journaling about my own personal condition and the “serendipitous help” I have received over the past few years, when the topic of helping others recover came up with my group.   One person remarked that all we can do is “plant the seeds” of recovery for alcoholics or addicts, and let God do the rest.   This idea startled me a little because I realized that about two years ago I believed very strongly that this was the case too, and now I was thinking that this was not the whole picture – more had been revealed!


Was it not true that I could do more than just plant a seed for recovery with another person?   Let’s
see, here were some of the ideas that tumbled out of me without much thought:

  • Continue to love that person until they could love themselves
  •  Be an example to that person whenever I was around them so they might want what I have
  •  Forgive them for any acts that appear to be causing me a resentment
  • Pray for that person every day – that God grace them with what they need in life to be whole, happy and free
  •  Ask others to pray for them
  •  Let them know I am there for them, to help in some way, when they are ready
  • Love myself enough to be a healing light to all those around me


Wow, I am just sitting back with a few tears in my eyes.  Where did all this come from and when did that happen?  


It’s great to be alive at the lunar eclipse and solstice, 2010.  I spent last evening with a beautiful
group of people engaged in Kirtan chanting for a few hours as we worshiped divine names for the one.   Does it get better than this?   Only when I can find someone else to help…. 


Spirit of Aloha,


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Comment by Doug Lowe on December 23, 2010 at 12:24pm
gorgeous picture and thanks for all of your loving attention to this work.
Comment by Alexa on December 23, 2010 at 11:44am
 happy solstice. beautiful post. namaste is an online global community creating personal freedom and conscious wellbeing for ourselves and our world



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May we and all beings be completely healed

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