I think it is safe to say that for most healers/teachers we came upon the modalities we share with others because of how much they helped us along the way emotionally, physically and/or spiritually. When you find the thing that heals, you become very excited to share it with the world. We KNOW that if it helped us it can help everyone!
We believe OUR way is THE way. We know what these tools have done for us and are excited to share them, believe in them strongly and often times can become frustrated when others can’t see how great these tools are. Maybe that’s not the right approach?
When I first found the practice of yoga and was able to gain the relief that I did for my back I wanted EVERYONE to start doing yoga. I couldn’t wait to scream it from the top of a mountain. I swear, after a year or so of that, people were sick of me. They didn’t want to hear about it anymore. What? Why not? I just knew that Yoga is great for everyone! No matter your age, body, physical challenges or flexibility you can do yoga. I’m sure I can convince them was pretty much my motto. No wonder they ran away.
What I have realized 18 years later is that yes, yoga is for everyone. But that doesn’t mean that is the path the everyone will choose. Each of us has to create our own way in this life. Each individual will find what they are ready to embrace, what they relate to and what they feel comfortable with. Some say that these healing modalities find us. Could be.
Those of us who choose to be in the field of alternative heath and spiritual teachings do so, not only because we believe in it, but because we truly care about people. We want nothing more than to help people heal. Heal their physical bodies. Heal their hearts. Heal their spirits. When I remember that, then it doesn’t matter what path they choose. From the bottom of my heart I wish for all beings to be happy, feel joy, and to heal. What path they choose to get there is up to them. I’m learning to let go of thinking that my path should be everyone’s. I am passionate about what I do, believe in it and truly love it. But ultimately what’s most important is that everyone who is struggling, whether it’s physically or emotionally find a way that helps them to heal.
This reminds me of a quote from Wayne Dyer that went something like this:
“Want more for others then you want for yourself.”
May you find the path that heals you. May you find peace. May you be happy. And may you be happy for others on their own healing journey.
Om shanti, shanti, shanti,