Your Healing Tools Are Within You
by Kay Nuyens
I believe that we all possess the inner resources
needed to make changes in our lives. When we get in
touch with our "Wise Mind," the part of
us that knows, we can be self-healers, Masters of
our lives. Mastery means that we are no longer victims;
we are no longer feeling out of control. Each of us has
the capability to gather our inner strength and to
select some strategies for healing that utilize positive
belief and expectancy. What we focus on expands! Healing
involves turning from isolation to a connection with
Spirit. I believe that most dis-ease stems from not
being at ease with ourselves, that is, feeling a
disconnection from Spirit. Some see disease as a gift,
serving as a redirection, a "reset button." It
is only through the darkness that some of us find the
Progressive relaxation is a technique used to
promote health by releasing tension through direct
suggestions. Muscle groups begin to relax as we focus
our breath and intention. Think of it as taking a tour
through your muscle groups inducing relaxation from head
to toe. I invite clients to imagine a healing, calming
color and allow it to flow through every cell of the
body, releasing all stress and tension. Breathe in peace
and tranquility; breathe out stress and tension. Taking
in some long, slow, deep breaths, counting from
twenty-five down to one also begins to relax our body
and mind. Relaxation exercises can be a great boost to
our health as well as allowing us to feel more balanced,
having peace of mind. As nurturing women, we tend to
give so much of ourselves to other people; we sometimes
forget that we need to fill ourselves up too. I believe
any type of relaxation/meditation is akin to
preventative medicine. Besides physiological benefits,
it de-stresses us. We deserve that! We need it.
Mindfulness teaches us to embrace the
fullness of the moment. You might tune into your
immediate body sensations to determine where you are
holding fear, hurt, pain or other emotions. Gather up
all the feelings and sensations that you are
experiencing in the present moment. These may be related
to a particular situation. You might give these feelings
a form, such as a black prickly ball or red molten lava.
Move into this form and ask for a message.
- What’s going on with this pain, this tightness?
- What is it representing?
- What do I need to learn from this experience before
I release it?
Trust the response from your wise self. All the
answers are within you. There is a part of you that
knows and understands what is going on in your physical
body. I recently worked with a woman who was suffering
from pelvic myalgia. When we spoke to that part of her
that was experiencing the physical pain, this client was
able to tune into her stored anger. Because she was so
visual, this woman could actually see the energy running
through her liver. Her sister had died in a house fire
years ago, and there was a tremendous amount of anger at
God. Once she received some significant messages and we
did some healing around this issue, the physical problem
If you are willing to release any of your own
constrictions, you may choose to feel the healing rays
of the sun melt down this clenched energy. You can use a
cosmic vacuum to suck it up and transform it. When you
are ready to release, let it go in that moment. One can
use the breath to let go of both physical and emotional
pain, clearing away any negative thoughts and detaching
from the pain. Learn to be very kind and compassionate
to yourself in the moment. I usually invite a client to
use a beautiful rose-colored light to fill the space
where the constriction was held. This healing color,
representing unconditional love, replaces the old
energy. Then forgive yourself for taking this condition
on, knowing that you were doing the best that you could.
You may also choose to forgive anyone who may have
contributed to this condition, realizing they were doing
the best they could also.
Using mental imagery influences
numerous body responses including blood pressure, heart
rate and autoimmune performance. There is clear evidence
that surgical and cancer patients who use imagery
increase their likelihood for remission. Any consistent
use of imagery can improve physical health and
well-being. We can guide our thought processes to invoke
and use various senses: vision, taste, smell, hearing,
touch and movement. Imagery provides essential
communication links between perception, emotion, and the
body. Healing imagery is limited only by the scope of
our own imagination. A friend of mine envisioned little
"pac-men" ferociously attacking her cancerous
cells, while another friend chose to send loving energy
in the form of colorful bubbles to heal the cancerous
cells. Both were effective in eliminating their
Creativity, while in an altered state of
mind, is useful to stimulate inner journeys for healing.
One can imagine entering a healing room
surrounded by Angelic helpers. In this room you can
release all the fear and push out the harmful toxins in
your body. See or imagine yourself filled with a radiant
healing light releasing all that is not of love and
health. In this room you have the ability to reinforce
all the thoughts, words and actions that contribute to
your healing process. You may choose to select healing
lotions, cosmic capsules, and specialized tools to
completely restore your body to health. For instance,
people with chronic pain might imagine moving into a
central control room in the brain and encountering a
control panel. They discover where the circuits for pain
control and emotional distress are stored. They can
imagine on/off switches, dimmer switches or circuit
breakers to disconnect painful reactions to past events.
You can "turn down" the intensity of emotional
or physical discomfort. Give the problem to the
subconscious mind and trust that it will solve the
problem. It intuitively knows what is needed.
Loving and accepting ourselves is the key to healing
at any level. Many of us perceived growing up with a
"conditional" love. When love is based on
conditions, we feel imperfect and unlovable. Children
need unconditional love and discipline, not punishment.
Yet, it’s never too late to experience the self-love
we didn’t receive as children. We can give it to
ourselves now. Healing the child heals the adult.
Be mindful of the wounded child within, and go back and
reassure that little child that you are there for it now
as a much wiser adult.
Healing and creating change doesn’t always happen
overnight. It can be hard work. It can take
persistence. The process of healing is really a process
of remembering who we are, our God-connection. We have
many tools to assist us in clearing the old, moving into
our Divine blueprint. I invite you to use your
"wise mind"-- your inner knowing, to get in
touch with your own needs. Gift yourself with the
healing power within you.
©Copyright 2002 Kay Nuyens. All Rights Reserved.
Kay Nuyens spent
twenty-five years teaching and counseling in the public
schools before buying early retirement in 1998. She has
manifested a new, more joyful and fulfilling life for
herself. She is now a certified clinical hypnotherapist,
author, speaker, teacher and a certified JOY
Practitioner, assisting struggling students to feel
successful. Her goal is to empower people to find their
inner connection, healing issues through awareness,
compassion and the power of love. Kay offers private
sessions, personal growth classes and workshops.
Her new book, "Invitation
to Greatness" is a workbook for personal growth. It
contains a treasure trove of exercises for inner
reflection, self-expression, clearing blocks and
creating new patterns. It is a personal journey to
discover your inner healer, your own loving essence.
Learn specific healing techniques to gain emotional
freedom and peace of mind. Discover how YOU can create a
successful life script!