In my experience, we’re each and all unique expressions of humanity. I look at the world now through many lenses: personal, as a registered nurse, and in my spiritual work. The collective experiences of the past are now being expressed differently in our culture.
As we collectively heal the wounds of our past - whatever they may be - tending our mental health has become part of the dialogue. Certainly, my own mental health experiences are among the milestones of my life journey. Even though I was a Southern Methodist Minister’s daughter, or perhaps because of it, I was taught that each of us is equal even if we’re not the same. In those days, I didn’t understand hatred or violence except through television. I’ve come to understand that we’re each deeply influenced by what we’ve been taught in our formative years.
Still, there is one healing factor for a more holistic world. Each of our tribes, whether personal or cultural, all identify uniquely as humans. And it is our humanity that holds the key to healing the world.
Here are some of the ways we can choose to respond from our humanity.
1. Exercise choice, not judgment.
Every time we look at a situation, we make a judgment. Judgment can be harsh. It sets up a negative power dynamic in any social exchange. Instead, I believe we each much tend to our own inner selves, and respond from a place of choice.
This sounds deceptively simple, but the decision to choose instead of judge removes the potential for blaming and pointing fingers. It places the power of choice where it belongs, within ourselves.
2. Believe we are in a healing place.
When we believe we are in a healing place, we are able to move forward, in choice, despite chaos, war, or other types of systemic disruption or collapse. Accept that it all has to unravel, and that the unravelling is cathartic, part of the healing process. Once we have broken down and broken through in any healing process, it becomes possible to bring back a state of healthiness again.
3. Support the electrical system of the body.
Now is the time to work with your body’s innate electrical, or vibrational, system for healing. Since 1990, I have worked with flower essences to directly provide this support. In my experience, they absolutely work! Today, flower essences remain in my toolbox when I work with private clients, especially if they’re working to enhance their practice or life, or improve their personal vibration and mindset. In a time in which many of us feel harmed or distrustful of western allopathic medicine, a more holistic approach to healing, like that offered by flower essences, may offer more benefit to us during these troubled times.
As we receive the new understandings that a more holistic view of healing on Earth brings, let us also accept responsibility for our own creation abilities. May each of us do our part to bring forth the healing visions, insights and actions needed for the good of all beings.