Weekend Wanderer Vol. 8: The Sweet Escape (Bali, Indonesia)
How sweet it is to know that our healing can bring healing to others. To know that our self-loving can soothe the places that were once wounded and leave behind a scar as proof that we were stronger than any storm we've been through. This is but the beauty of life, to hold the power within us to pull ourselves up from any low point and use what we learned to help heal another.
We heal to create balance. To become better versions of ourselves. We must dive deep into our subconscious to find the distress that we carry around with us. Finding these shadowy parts of us that require healing is not easy and must be approached with love and without scrutiny. It takes courage and risk, but once we've met this part of us, we can shine a light on it and set it free. We got to let it go.
In my own experience, I've found that facing my demons always seemed more terrifying than it actually was. Even through years of introspection, I still found myself ice-skating around the abandonment issues that I had been carrying since childhood. And to my surprise, the seemingly monstrous issue only required some self-love and affirmations to defeat.
That was the moment that I stopped victimizing myself and realized that I had to go through what I went through in order to help others suffering in the same way. My relationship with my father, or lack thereof at times, intentionally made me a better person with the ability to heal others. My heart grows larger each time I am able to share my experience with the next person. I found purpose in my flaws and that alone freed me from my own subconscious imprisonment.
With this lesson, I learned that short-comings in our lives aren't for us to dwell upon nor are they for us to ignore. We must face them, head on, and repair whatever's broken. That is how we can heal the world on an individual basis. When we decide to give flowers, spread our lights in the form of Love; are kind, caring, and honest, we become more powerful than we will ever be. We're all battling one thing or another at any given point in our lives. Why should we heal alone when we can heal together?