Healing and awakening – and life in general – requires some willingness to experience discomfort.
And this willingness comes with experience, skills, and trust.
It comes from experience with moving through discomfort. It comes, it’s familiar, it passes.
It comes from skills in how to relate to it. For instance, notice and allow. Rest with it. Notice the space around and within it. Notice it’s already awakeness.
It comes from trust in the process, in all as awakeness (the divine), in all as lila (the play of the divine).
We can also explore the fear of discomfort more directly, for instance, through inquiry or Vortex Healing. We can meet it, explore it, and see what’s there and where it’s coming from.
For me, I notice this most clearly in inquiry and Vortex Healing. Inquiry requires me to meet and dive into the scariest and “darkest” areas of my experience. And over and over, I get to see that it’s not as scary as it first appears. In Vortex Healing, after going deeply into something that needs healing or awakening, there is often a kind of healing crisis which can be uncomfortable. (This can be reduced or avoided by doing it more gently and doing more integration and catch-up, and I typically do this with a client. But when I do it for myself, I often choose to dive into it with less restraint.)
- willing to experience discomfort in healing / awakening
- comes with experience + skills + trust
- experience with moving through discomfort – comes, passes
- skills in how to relate to it
- trust in the process + all as awakeness / lila (play of the divine)
- can also explore the fear more directly – inquiry, vortex healing etc. – meet it, explore it, see what’s there/where it’s coming from