At some point in your life, you will come across an opportunity to go on a healing journey or even several of them.
Along your journey, there will be many ups and downs and twists and turns.
One of the biggest sources of suffering, will come from healing journey expectations versus healing journey truths.
1. Expectation: Everyone I love will be supportive and understanding of my journey.
Truth: The reality is that some relationships will end, others will change, or shift and you will be misunderstood.
I see this most often with my patients who suffer from long term chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease or Fibromyalgia. Sometimes, even their own healthcare providers will not believe that they are sick. Due to the long term nature of their disease, not many people can stick with them and support them through the entire healing process.
2. Expectation: My new boundaries will be respected.
Truth: Boundaries will feel like abandonment or like they're 'selfish' to those who don't have them in their life now.
3. Expectation: Awakening will be smooth sailing.
Truth: Awakening in a traumatized collective will be at times terrifying and isolating and I will have to face may things that leave me feeling angry or confused.
Like any journey, you will be tested. Tested in ways that you won't be prepared for. Your faith, your beliefs, who you are as a person, will be challenged and you will have the opportunity to choose and re-choose who you are, usually on a daily basis.
4. Expectation: I will unlearn all of my patterns and respond in new ways every day.
Truth: I will often fall back into familiar patterns and old reactions that help me grow and evolve.
5. Expectation: I will become happy, fulfilled and monk-like.
Truth: Shame, guilt, fear and lots of old conditioning will come up in the process.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.