by | Feb 10, 2020 | All Posts, Gratitude, Healing Tools | 1 comment

I have had a few people ask what daily practices I recommend for those of you that are Yes’ing your healing as well, so I have written them below. Please remember that healing is a process. I recommend you start by incorporating one practice at a time. Being disciplined will help the process move along faster, but make sure you give yourself grace when you don’t follow your plan. 

  • First priority: Seek the right medical care. Make sure you have the right medical team, and if you don’t feel like you do, research until you find the right one. I recommend seeking a functional doctor when possible, but only you know what is best for you! 
  • Meditate daily, focusing on what you want to accomplish. I meditate for 15-45 minutes depending on the day. I also use the app Insight Timer for my meditation, as the guided meditations help clear my mind.  
  • Daily prayer in whatever form you pray. Praying for myself and others, and expressing my gratitude to God is a very important part of my day.  
  • Daily gratitude is very important when it comes to keeping a positive attitude during hard times. No matter what you are going through, there is something good happening, even if it is the food you got to have for breakfast, each breath you get to take in the day, or the person at the grocery store that was kind to you. Each morning or evening write it down before or after you meditate. I write 10 things I am grateful for each morning in my daily planner book that I complete directly following my meditation. 
  • Listen to Inspirational music. If music touches your soul, like it does mine, this is very important to your healing process. Listening to uplifting, fun, inspirational music has always been a mood changer for me, and especially over the past three years, has brought me much joy even on the most difficult days. I love Karen Druckers!
  • Educate yourself. Read books and/or listen to podcasts on healing, the power of the mind, etc. I highly recommend Dr. Joe Dispenza’s books if you are looking to transform what you think about the healing process. The first book I read of his was “You are the Placebo” and it was life changing for me. I also listen to Emma Mumford’s Spiritual Queen’s Badass Podcast. She is funny and very insightful!
  • Ask for Guidance. You are never alone. No matter your religious beliefs, you can ask for guidance in a way that works for you. God, and/or your Guides, Angels, and Ancestors are waiting to support you. Know that they are always with you but will only support you when you directly ask them to, as you have full dominion over your own life. So don’t be shy – reach out and ask for the guidance you need. 
  • Listen to church sermons if that is your thing. During my first year when I was very ill, I listened every day to a sermon from Reverand Michael Beckwith at Agape International Spiritual Center. Now I listen to him once a week or so. Not only are the talks inspirational, but this is where I learn a lot about spirituality and who I truly am in this world. They have all their Sunday services online at www.agapelive.com. Agape is just one place to look. No matter your church affiliation, I bet you can find guidance and support through online services. 
  • Be kind to yourself. Listen to your body. If you need to rest. Rest. If you don’t meditate one day, or eat the foods that best support your healing process, give yourself grace. When I find that I am being hard on myself, I think “am I as loving to myself as I would be to my new baby?” If not, I work on changing my self talk, or doing a forgiveness practice, as I deserve to love myself as much as I love my own children.
  • Make sure you have an outlet. Journal, cry, scream, throw things (if it is safe to do so). Let it out –  don’t hold it all inside as that is counter productive to your healing process.