The Process of Healing


People often put up with symptoms for years before deciding to seek help or make positive changes in their lives.

Perhaps you have experienced this...?

Often times we will suffer on until we reach absolute crisis point, whether that be with debiliting physical crisis, prolonged mental or emotioanl pain or suffering in our relationships, before we reach out for help and assistance in unravelling our symptoms and finding peace, harmony and healing.

For me this came in the guise of a debilitating back condition, that left me in daily pain, struggling to get out of bed in the morning, and the loss of joy in life, and not being able yo be fully present ot my children.

It was time for desperate measures!

I looked deep within to the dis-ease that was being played out in my life and set upon clearing things and healing by changing my behaviours, beliefs and actions.

This included daily meditation, breath-work, gentle movement, clearing up my diet, listening deeply to my own needs - and meeting them, and redirecting the course of my life.

It was a process of clearing out, rebuilding, healing, creating, re-defining, cahnging my beliefs and letting go all that no longer served my Highest good. The result was self-actualisation, greater self-respect, a deeper undersatnding of what drives us, and what it takes to commit to self-development, Spiritual growth and transformation.

I will be eternally grateful for the process as it inspired me to reach out and serve others through yoga, meditation, breath-work, workshops, writing and holding space for others as required.

Healing is a process – it takes time!

A healing crisis confirms that the body now has the strength to deal with its problems.

However, these symptoms are usually, short- lived and are generally followed by a feeling of increased energy and well-being.

Any reaction is connected to a better body balance and general condition. It is impossible to predict exactly how the body reacts, as the reactions are individual.

Herrings Law of cure states that:

“All healing takes place from within, out, from the head down and in the reverse order that they appear.”

When experiencing a true healing crisis, the person has an intuitive recognition that it is part of a curative process and is not alarmed. This is true even for people who are usually anxious to manage symptoms. The wisdom inherent in the human system is asserting itself, and the enhanced awareness of the person is a sign of that process.

When people experience back or spinal problems the result is that the kidneys have a hard time in keeping pace with a high concentrate of toxins, therefore the spine suffers without regular realignment of the skeletal frame…this is where your yoga can really help!

Chronic conditions takes longer to improve than a recent ailment – it’s important to persevere.

As the treatment activates the body’s healing powers the accumulated products and toxins, which may have laid dormant in the body for some time, are released into the bloodstream and excreted.

The physical stress of exercises can help to move the crises from the emotional to the physical plane, thereby advancing the level of healing.

Reducing environmental stresses can also help a healing crisis pass more quickly. For some people, this may call for a good look at their daily stress level. A healing crisis can act like a catalyst, mobilising people to make positive changes in their lives.

The body replays a memory of past conditions or symptoms not yet resolved which are of emotional origin.

A rebalance of energy pathways may lead us to feel “off balance”. It can take a little time for the hard wiring we have been conditioning ourselves to to be transcended; thus permitting new ways of Being and experiencing ourselves, health and wellbeing.

On a physical muscular level our bodies have ‘muscle memory’ an athlete whom stops training loses most of the condition in their body very quickly, usually within six weeks, however, as we have muscle memory health, strength and vitality are very quickly regained at the onset of training.

What are the specifics of a healing crisis?

The malaise of a healing crisis falls into one or more of these categories:

• lethargy, fatigue • feeling as if one might be “coming down with something” • appearance of flu-like symptoms • a return of specific recent symptoms • a recurrence of much older symptoms.

The sequence that characterizes a healing crisis is: • initial improvement • temporary aggravation • stabilized improvement.

A healing crisis is typically short. It may last a few hours at the end of the day and be gone by morning. Or it might last a day or even two. It will not usually be longer than that.

Positive effects can include: • Feeling very relaxed • Increased energy • Improved sleep pattern • Feeling elated or “on a high” • Feeling as though they are “floating on air” • Feeling more in control of their lives • Relief from pain • A feeling of balance in body, mind and spirit • Initially more vivid dreaming

Negative effects can include: • Temporary worsening of presenting condition and/or the underlying condition • A feeling of being generally unwell • Headaches • Needing to sleep a lot • Feeling very tired and listless • Feeling emotionally upset, irritable or restless • Feeling depressed • Feeling hot or cold • Fever/temperature • Muscular pains

Eliminatory effects can include: • Increased urination and/ or defecation • Slight constipation • Increased sweating, especially from the hands and feet • Nausea or dizziness • A skin reaction • A runny nose • Secretion from the throat/ears

Hering’s Law of Cure Q. What is Hering’s Law? A. Hering’s Law states that: “All healing occurs from within out, from the head down, and in the reverse order in which the