The Art of Healing

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | April 28th, 2011 | 4 Comments
topic: Personal Growth

The Art of HealingOftentimes people come to me and state that their intention is to heal. The definition of healing is to restore to health and soundness; to set right; restoration of that which is damaged to its normal function; regeneration (spiritual, revival, rebirth); and renewal of any lost part.

“The renewal of any lost part” caught my attention. During challenging times people are often seeking parts of themselves that they think have been lost, stolen or damaged. I believe that we are, inherently, whole, and that at the core of our being, beauty and peace exist. When my clients speak about wanting to heal, we explore the deep desire to remember that they are not broken or damaged goods. We talk about the fact that in every situation there is good and it is leading us back to a state of wholeness. When the Japanese mend broken objects, they fill the cracks with gold. They believe that when something is damaged and has a history, it is more beautiful. What if that were true of us? What if each and every aspect of our life stories was an essential ingredient that made us stronger and more beautiful?

On one of my recent community calls, a young woman shared that she felt that many times we have misconceptions of healing. We think it should be peaceful, blissful and easy. However, healing often requires purging and clearing out old ways of being in order to create space for expansion. Think about your home and how the accumulation of old stuff can create a feeling of constriction. Until you clean out the closets and drawers there is not space for something new. You cannot even see how much space you have until there is a clean area. The same holds true for your life. Challenge can create constriction and lack of clarity. Underneath all of the old behaviors and events there is a space that is waiting to be filled with light, joy, harmony and abundance.

Here are some thoughts to support you in becoming an artist of healing:

Please affirm with me: I am a beautiful masterpiece. I am a master of artful healing and choose a life of grand expression.


  1. This was just the perfect thing! I needed this for the start of my day like you wouldn’t believe. My boyfriend and I have been going through some hard times lately, but have been working to heal ourselves and working to let this time make us stronger together as well as individuals. Thank you so much!

    Theresa Denison | May 3rd, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  2. Really interesting thank you! Sometimes healing, in whatever form, takes a lot of bravery :)

    Adele | May 3rd, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  3. Thank you Theresa. How wonderful that you have a partner that is committed to love and healing. Bravo!

    Cynthia James | May 3rd, 2011 | Comment Permalink
  4. In every situation there is Good. I forget to look for the Good. Thank you for the reminder Cynthia. Up until now, it has been easy for me to get lost in the feelings and think that this is who I am. I know who I am is greater than anything I am going through.

    Peace and great blessings

    Catherine | May 4th, 2011 | Comment Permalink

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