The Self-Healing Journey
Updated: Sep 11
by Rosanne Lindsay
If you are living today, you are bound to experience the challenge that rocks your world. It’s inevitable.
You disconnect. You feel dis-ease. You come out of balance. You choose victimhood.
In trying to make sense of the imbalance, your mind becomes a battleground of contradictory thoughts. You second-guess and doubt yourself. You are caught between the ego and the spirit.
Your body reaps the consequences. Your stomach ties itself in knots, reducing your digestive system's ability to nourish your very cells. Unbridled emotions can be a source of pain that disrupts your zest for life.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You always have a choice.
Every challenge can be an opportunity from which to learn and move forward. Doubting yourself is normal. Contradictory thoughts come and go like clouds. Let them move along. Know that you are not your thoughts. You are so much more.
The Ego and The Spirit
The ego and the spirit may appear antagonistic, at first. The ego is eager to have what you want. The spirit is content to want what you have. The ego is a know-it-all. The spirit is all-knowing. The ego feeds on prevailing opinions. The spirit looks within.
The ego isn't the enemy but it does seek attention - your attention. It asks you to pay attention to the changes around you. Do not ignore them. And do not look outside yourself for the answers. Your body has your answers if you would only listen.
Symptoms are emotions you have suppressed along the way. They have risen to the surface to be heard. They are the language of spirit talking through you.
Pain does not have to define you. Pain can inform. You can reshape and transform pain into wisdom. This is the point of self-realization or “awakening,” the point at which the ego shifts.
The Journey of Choice
The journey of self-healing is a journey of choice. You can choose to continue in the same direction, the direction of ego, or to break new ground in the direction of spirit; a breakdown or a breath-through.
Choosing to purposely alter your path is done at great risk of the unknown. It is a journey into the Self from the surface to the depths, from the seen to the unseen, from the physical body to the energy body of the Higher Self. This is the road less traveled, the path of Nature.
As part of nature, you interact with your environment, even if you may find yourself disconnected from it. Disconnected from Nature, you may have perceived yourself as small, to fit in. You may have silenced your voice in favor of others. You may have been diagnosed with dis-ease.
An estimated 50 million people live with autoimmune dis-ease. Autoimmunity occurs when your body’s immune system malfunctions. It exists when your body decides that healthy cells are foreign invaders and mounts an attack against itself. In this unfortunate case of “friendly fire,” your body becomes a reluctant victim of your environment and of your choices—from the foods you eat to the thoughts you think. The attack of Self defines the Age of Victimhood.
On the path from victim to innovator it is critical to accept responsibility for your body and its wisdom to heal itself. Health is not found in any orthodoxy or system. You free yourself to heal by trusting intuition to find your own answers. Health, like happiness, is an inside job and a birthright. No one else is authorized to hold the keys to our bodies unless consent is given. By your divine nature, you create your own health and heal your own dis-ease. Healing is a reconnection of Self to Nature to find balance.
To understand balance is to appreciate Nature. ‘To appreciate’ means to rise in value. Nature lives in patterns and layers, ecosystems and orchestras, informing and reflecting. To realign with your true nature is to align body, mind, and spirit.
On the physical level, your cell membrane is a permeable layer that interacts with other cells in its environment, choosing which ions to allow into the cell and which to repel. Likewise, your digestive tract is a permeable barrier that separates the food that nourishes our body from the blood that nourishes our cells. The skin also provides a permeable barrier between external and internal environments.
On a mental level, your perceptions are the permeable barrier for your beliefs and thoughts. When you make choices based on your perceptions, you choose a path toward health or a path toward disease.
On an etheric level, your Higher Self acts as conductor of your life, and offers up opportunities for growth at the spiritual level. Emotions are the wild card, if you still have access to them. They can lead you toward balance or they can “run away with you.”
The interactions between your cells, your body, and your choices all reflect your personal relationships. Your personal relationships reflect interactions between groups, communities, government, education, medicine, economies, entertainment, and religion. What you see around you IS you.
Look around. What appears to be the world falling apart at the seams -- earth quaking, document leaking, market manipulating, priest abusing, liberty crushing, rabble rousing, air polluting, industry-controlling, disease exploding, medical mandating -- is the current pattern of humanity.
Is humanity evolving or devolving?
The repeating destructive patterns in dysfunctional relationships never change until each of us addresses the wounds inside. Do you trust other people’s opinions or do you trust your inner compass, your intuition? Do you believe you are helpless, with no control over your life, or are you an innovator that always finds a way?
Inside Out Healing
Our choices do not change the world. They change the world we occupy. Since this world is malleable, not solid, there are many probable worlds, each one based on how we perceive it. Perception changes as we change since we see only what our current view holds; whether it is the duality or nonduality, the reductionist medical view or the holistic natural view, the victim or the innovator.
Since everything outside is a dynamic reflection of what you perceive, first go within to adjust your lens. You can begin to work with your inner terrain, your gut; the center of your immune system. Holes in your gut reflect holes in your aura. Holes in your aura leave you vulnerable to energy loss from energy vampires. As you heal your inner terrain, you heal your energetic layers. You restore your energy. You begin to sew yourself back together from the inside out.
During this time of Big Change, you may feel out of balance physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. You may experience migraines, joint pains, and sleep problems. You may feel your energy being sucked by those around you. You may experience a breakdown in relationships, a job loss, or a decline in your health. You can choose whether your healing journey will be experienced as a roadblock or as a steppingstone by the choices you make on a daily basis. Do you choose a drug to suppress emotions and symptoms, or do you find a new way? Each choice has consequences.
You are not faced with anything that you are unable to handle. You are both ego and spirit. You are multidimensional and limitless. Reclaim responsibility for what’s yours. Why limit yourself by what you see in the mirror? There is no Law of Limitations.
This is an exciting time to be alive. Why not be proactive instead of reactive? Positive instead of negative? In order to adapt to a shift you have to shift with the shift, not against it. The most important thing when faced with a challenge is to know who you are. You do not require any technology since you came here with everything you need.
Begin with embracing your e-motions, your energy in motion. Start with self-forgiveness. Self-forgiveness breeds forgiveness of others. Self-love breeds love for others. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. When you heal your emotional patterns, you heal your relationship with yourself, your relationship with others, and your relationship with the planet. The microcosm is the macrocosm.
As you transform from victim to innovator, the world you occupy shifts. You create a new reality for yourself. Relationships that do not evolve will fall apart. Such is Nature.
Your nature is Nature.
See each challenge as an opportunity to deliver a personal message of healing from spirit. This is your opportunity to move yourself and the rest of humanity forward, through your healing journey. The life journey is the healing journey.
Rosanne Lindsay healed herself from a diagnosis of Profound Hypothyroidism, in nine months, using the tools of Nature. She is a Naturopath, Herbalist, writer, and author of the books The Nature of Healing, Heal the Body, Heal the Planet and Free Your Voice, Heal Your Thyroid, Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally.
Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/Natureofhealing. Consult with her remotely to create a custom healing protocol at www.natureofhealing.org/contact. Listen to her archived podcasts at blogtalkradio.com/rosanne-lindsay.