We were never meant to heal alone. Asking for and receiving support as we heal is one of the most vulnerable acts of the heart. It is a tender thing – asking for help, letting someone else be witness to our messy and unperfected unfolding. And yet, it is one of the most powerful choices we can make. Choosing relatedness and opening ourselves to receive care from others is the most direct path to awakening and transformation.
It may seem counter-intuitive or push your internal control and accomplish buttons. For some it may even seem as a diminishing of personal power. But with the right trusted resource, we actually have the opportunity to be more deeply empowered and catalyze our own forward movement in ways beyond our own imagining. This is the potency of caring.
Engaging the support we need gives us a safe space to voice our experience — a space beyond our own internal filters and limiting beliefs — and the opportunity to have our own deeper truth and knowing reflected back to us. When we share with others, we do not use the same expectations and judgments as we do in the mental loop in our minds. The act of sharing pulls us out of our heads and into the present moment, allowing us to find fresh perspective and giving room for the heart to speak.
Everything we need to heal is within us or within our reach, but sometimes connecting to that brilliance is difficult to do on our own. Ultimately, the healing is always our own, but the supportive and knowledgeable environment ensures we are nourished in the process, equipped with the tools we need, and safe to expand. Read more “The Potency of Caring”