What if There is Nothing to Heal? ~ Michelle Marie McGrath

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What if there is nothing to “heal?”

What if there is nothing wrong? Nothing to fix other than a perception shift. Nothing to improve.

Feel that possibility. Breathe it out.

Each of us has a mind-body-soul with its own innate wisdom that is constantly attempting to keep itself in balance. Thus it could be said that we are all “healers.” This is our natural state and not a job title.

As soon as we perceive the ability to heal as outside of ourselves or that being a healer is a special gift bestowed upon a chosen few, we immediately disempower ourselves, rather than claiming fully our own innate power. This disconnection is the fast track to imbalance and lack of wellbeing.

What if everything that we find challenging about ourselves is an invitation? An invitation from you to you. What if it’s just a part of ourselves that we are not so familiar with, saying, “Here I am. Look at me. Get to know me. Love me. I dare you.”

Could it be that we are on a journey of self-discovery and sometimes what we discover is both surprising and unpleasant? If we were not faced with various life experiences, then how else would we meet both shadow and light, two sides of the same coin?

Instead of looking at what’s “wrong” and what needs “healing,” let’s decide to adopt an attitude of curiosity and compassion. What can we learn today? How can we see this situation from a higher perspective? Try substituting the word healing with the word loving and feel the difference. Love is our true nature and the only real healer.

Imagine if instead of believing that we are fundamentally flawed, we could focus on the fact we are perfect in our imperfection. Perfect for challenges, lessons and growth that we agreed to undertake in this lifetime. An integral part of all that is.

What a relief it would be to give ourselves permission to just be, with all of the frailties, beauty, strengths and anomalies. Maybe the quirks are just sparks of uniqueness. Why would we want to eradicate these? As Robin Williams said, “You are only given a tiny spark of madness.”

We can access more self-love by being kind to ourselves, listening to our own needs and being open to more joyful moments. After all, our relationship with ourselves is the longest relationship we will ever have. What if the love and the answers that we are seeking are all inside our hearts and all we need to do is stop?

Be still. Be silent for a moment. Breathe. Listen. Imagine the possibilities.

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Michelle Marie McGrath

Michelle Marie McGrath is a Lovepreneur & Self-love Mentor. She coaches women who are committed to having a loving relationship with themselves. Michelle also creates Sacred Self’s self-love range of alchemical oils and cards. You can find her meditating in the bath, or at Bondi Beach. You can connect with her further through Facebook or on her website.

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anonymous Aug 30, 2014 7:03am

Brilliant M. What a powerful message. Definitely puts things into perspective x

    anonymous Aug 30, 2014 6:21pm

    Thanks Tegan, yes the power is all within love xx

anonymous Aug 30, 2014 6:15am

Beautiful article Michelle, thanks for sharing your pearls of wisdom x

    anonymous Aug 30, 2014 6:21pm

    Thank you Camille, much appreciated love xxx

anonymous Aug 30, 2014 12:15am

so beautifully written Michelle. loved it so much and a perfectly timed reminder!

anonymous Aug 29, 2014 1:11pm

Oh, Thank you so much Michelle for writing such a loving article. I so needed that message in this very moment! It was such a breath of fresh air to feel love for myself after reading a "self-help" article 🙂

    anonymous Aug 29, 2014 3:19pm

    Thanks Kathy, so glad it was a breath of fresh air for you. Love xx

anonymous Aug 28, 2014 10:45am

Beautifully put x eilish

    anonymous Aug 28, 2014 8:04pm

    Thanks lovely, hope you are having a great trip love xx

    anonymous Aug 29, 2014 12:12am

    Thanks lovely, hope you are having a great trip love xx

anonymous Aug 28, 2014 1:46am

Oh I love this so much – it was just what I needed after a night of 'oh I really need to be better at this…' And 'why aren't I a better human and better able to deal with this sort of thing?' So THANK YOU!! embracing ourselves as we are is a bit of an adventure really!

    anonymous Aug 28, 2014 4:39pm

    Thanks Annie, it certainly takes off the self-imposed pressure of us! love x

    anonymous Aug 28, 2014 8:04pm

    Thanks so much Amanda, I'm happy it was synchronistic – gotta love that! love xxx

    anonymous Aug 29, 2014 12:13am

    Thanks Amanda, it certainly is and never stops 😉 Never a dull moment hey! love xxx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 8:39pm

I FRICKEN love this Michelle!! Totally agree xxx

    anonymous Aug 28, 2014 4:39pm

    I fricken love that you love it 😉 xx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 8:15pm

Oh yes, this resonated! 'Healing' can become yet another distraction to deepening our loving relationship with ourselves.

Thank you for this fresh perspective, Michelle. Loved the article xxx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 8:06pm

Fantastic Article Michelle. Words so true as to the nature of where who and how true healing really does occur. The Alpha & Omega lies within us all. AnnieXX

    anonymous Aug 30, 2014 6:22pm

    Thanks so much Annie, hope you are well love xxxx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 7:55pm

how refreshing to be offered this perspective about ourselves. thanks Michelle 🙂

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 7:32pm

A beautifully worded invitation. Thankyou.

    anonymous Aug 28, 2014 3:02am

    Thanks Adriana, glad it resonated with you love x

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 6:41pm

Thank you Freya love xx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 6:24pm

This article is beautifully written, Michelle. Compassion and curiosity is healing in itself. Just lovely, Maria xx

    anonymous Aug 27, 2014 7:38pm

    Thanks Maria, so true isn't itxx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 5:09pm

Love it!

    anonymous Sep 1, 2014 4:14am

    Thank you Freya, much appreciated love x

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 4:34pm

I love this article Michelle.

It's all about perception right?

And considering we all know how powerful our thoughts are, simply choosing to not see ourselves as sick or broken – but rather with compassion and curiosity – when we want something to be better or different – is so powerful.

    anonymous Aug 27, 2014 6:40pm

    Yes isn't amazing the difference when we look at ourselves in the same way we would for someone we care about and love. Thanks Julie love xx

anonymous Aug 27, 2014 3:52pm

Michelle, what a great article. I love the idea that we are simply inviting our own selves to look deeper within. I so agree that we are not in need of healing as such, but rather in need of more loving. Thanks.

    anonymous Aug 27, 2014 6:39pm

    Thanks Anne, it really creates a different feeling doesn't it Love xxx