The Truth About Healing: It’s Not Easy

Let’s talk about healing—within the wellness, spirituality, and coaching industry. An industry I love dearly and am truly honored to be a part of. I am grateful every single day that I am a Spiritual Healer. I am grateful that this industry found me and I am walking this path.


But healing is often glamorized.


We see another person’s progress, how far they’ve come, where they once were. Seeing their journey as an outsider (from a very filtered lens) can make you believe that if you take the same steps, you will have the same results—that you’ll instantly feel the same way. People often assume one or two healing/coaching sessions will help them find their purpose, release their anxieties and depression, and feel inner peace. And *poof* they’re healed!


Don’t get me wrong… a healing, coaching, or wellness session with a trained practitioner can absolutely shift where you are in that moment in time. It can usher in feelings of peace, clear stagnant energy, release limiting beliefs, and so much work. Doing this work does change your life. It deepens your connection to yourself. But healing is not easy. Healing takes time. It takes commitment. It takes work. And most importantly, every single person’s journey is completely different. What worked for one person may not work for you. No one’s timeline looks the same as yours.


When you begin to go down this path, one of the most common misconceptions I hear time and time again (and believed myself when I started this journey) was that there was a tangible finish line. That there was an end to this road of healing. You may believe that after a certain amount of therapy, coaching, and healing you will never experience lows again, and your life would be amazing every single day forever more.



Here’s the Truth

There is no finish line. The work never stops…but is that really such a bad thing? Choosing to walk this path means you choose yourself, over and over again. You choose to honor your connection to our mind, body, soul, and spirit. You can choose to show up for yourself, in whatever capacity or modality needed in that moment. Because healing can look different as you move through different seasons in your life.


I don’t share this to scare you or intimidate you. I share this to be honest and to be real. To remind myself and you that healing is not easy, and if it doesn’t feel easy for you, you are not alone. And, it's okay that it isn’t easy.


Emotions, moments, and shadows you thought you ‘healed’ from in the past may come back to the surface in unexpected moments. That doesn’t mean you failed. It means it’s simply time to dig a little deeper. To allow yourself to explore a new layer from a new lens and perspective.


There will be times when it feels right to do deep inner work and there will be times to allow the work you’ve done to integrate. Celebrate your journey. Honor your growth. Admire your commitment to yourself.


Growth, healing, and this life is not always easy. It can be uncomfortable when things are not flowing and don’t feel easy. But through the discomfort is where you allow yourself to expand. You are ever evolving.

 

This piece was written and contributed by:

Alexa Sharwell

Spiritual Healer


Alexa is a Spiritual Healer and Coach. As a Holy Fire Reiki Master, Alexa will help you embrace your personal power, all while healing your mind, body, soul, and spirit from a distance. After facing a profound loss and battling with grief, Alexa was left questioning what her personal path was meant to be. While trying other various healing modalities, Alexa found Your Inner Babe, where she was able to tap into her most authentic self, find freedom from depression, and the sense of oneness she’d been longing for. Within that freedom and connection, she discovered her purpose had been her pain all along. Alexa was meant to be a healer. Her training, practices, and experiences create a safe space for you to dive deep and truly heal from the inside out.


@alexasharwell_ | www.yourinnerbabe.com


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