Heal Yourself: How to Be Your Own Healer

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jhe.gifThis may sound crazy, but the first step toward becoming your own healer is to throw out the whole notion of "healing." 

I know this sounds extreme, illogical, and impractical.  But I can show you why it is the most effective way to advance your healing.

 

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Punching Through the Bag

I've heard Kung Fu masters teaching their students how to punch the punching bag.  They do not tell them to hit the bag.  They tell them to hit through the bag.  When you aim at the bag, your punch has limited power.  When you aim past the bag, you summon tremendous power (and you make a loud noise when your glove meets the bag).

Same thing here. When you focus on healing, you are aiming at the bag.  You are focused on the problem.  How do you aim past the bag in healing?  You focus on the desired result which is joyful harmonious expressiveness.  I like to call this "jhe" (pronounced jee).  Planting the seed of jhe in your imagination, brings forward images of you:

  • doing the things you love doing
  • laughing with the people you love
  • enjoying nature
  • feeling really really good in your body
  • looking fantastic
  • being happy and generous and purposeful
  • you can add many more things to this list

These images generate the feeling that promotes healing. And when you think about, talk about, and aim for jhe, you are moving in the direction of joy.  When you think about, talk about, and aim for healing, you have mixed the problem into your aim and you've made it very hard to hit your target.

As Easy as Changing One Word

Can you really begin to heal yourself by simply replacing the word "healing" with the word "jhe"?

Yes.  You can.  Sprinkle the word jhe (or enjoy the long form, joyful harmonious expressiveness) into your conversations with yourself.  For example:

  1. When you wake up in the morning, say to yourself, "I devote all my actions today to promoting jhe."
  2. As you eat lunch, check in with yourself by asking, "How can I experience more jhe this afternoon?"
  3. Before you go to sleep at night, give thanks for any moments when you experienced jhe in that day.

Only you know what is jhe for you.  Basically, when jhe is flowing, you feel good. When jhe is flowing, even if there is pain in your body, you feel better than you felt before because the pain no longer rules your emotional state.  You have taken your power back. You feel more like you when you are in the flow of jhe.

Even a child can do this simple effective healing practice. I wish you great jhe in all your endeavors.

You can find out more about how to cultivate joyful harmoinious expressiveness at http://AlignmentforHealing.com