Everyone wants to make progress and have healing occur. That is the most significant thing we share and why we are here. However, we are all capable of blocking our own healing particularly when the process and what we have to do challenges us.
There are a number of reasons why we put up road-blocks to our recovery even though that’s what we desperately desire. In reality, healing often entails:
· Facing things that we have been avoiding or suppressing for a long time (for me, that was childhood sexual abuse and trauma);
· Facing our fears and taking action in the context of uncertainty (even though you are terrified);
· Holding ourselves accountable for how our actions impact our life (before and during withdrawal);
· Believing healing is possible and trusting your body/mind;
· Letting go of often long held stories about who and how we are in the world and being willing to find a new me in the process;
· Being determined to cautiously identify the suite of unique conditions that best manifest our healing capacity;
· Being patient and disciplined.
I think the people that have progressed down the road to recovery have been able to get out of their own way and carefully identify and create conditions that are conducive to recovery. They are also conscious of and willing to address conditions that aren’t conducive to recovery, including those that they generate themselves.
None of this is easy and I am inspired by lots of people on this site and determined to keep myself accountable for my own continued healing.
Good healing to you all