Long time ago when I healed a long-standing situation what struck me was the simple understanding that healing is possible. From that moment on, I knew there could be relief from any difficult situation.
This was so long ago; I had forgotten that that was my default stance about any aspect of life.
Recently I had traveled and met people who have been dealing with the exact same issue for the last 30 years--and the issue was still where it was 30 years ago! What's it like to live for that many years with the same problem hounding you day after day? A nightmare. You are never free. Always under the weight, the burden, the torment of this thing.
If you're in a situation that is anything like this, where you feel totally stuck and see no way out, know that there is a way out. Know that healing is possible. Know that you do not have to be hounded by this thing for the rest of your life. You can be free.
It's start with that simple knowing: healing is possible.
After that, you simply set out to search for a way. And you don't stop until you've succeeded.
We're all brought up with certain ways we view the world, beliefs of what's possible and not possible. Each one of us could stand to expand our understanding by about 90%. The reality is that there are so many possibilities and potentials for us in the world, we just have to know that, start to feel it, and doggedly pursue solutions until we get the results that we want, until we are healed, until we are free.
To be free means to be free to unfold, evolve, grow, as these opportunities come our way (sometimes through challenges). It's the opposite of being stuck with that one problem that does not allow unfolding in any area of our life.
To be free means to be able to choose a lot of things about our life.
To be free means to be able to be in your life as it is and feel options and possibilities.
After that, freedom is the capacity to create our own life from our inner self, a condition where our inner self matches our outside life--and all that created smoothly, easily. Even the places and times when we are in a major transition, and we feel we're up against something intractable, we still know even at those times when it feels that difficult, that we will expand in consciousness and unfold into that spaciousness again. We just have to persist, prevail.
In the end, this is the only activity we have--to expand in consciousness in this way. The sooner we accept this as our task, the easier things are for us.
But back to the basics. Don't let yourself suffer under the old weight. Know that you can be free of it. Take action. Give yourself a chance to be free, to blossom, to flourish, to know joy, love, and peace.