I believe we can heal our world by healing each other, one by one. This requires inner work and that each one of us takes on the responsibility for who we truly are.
I was set the task of writing a love letter to my body as part of my weekly spiritual class.
Given the chronic pain I’ve been in most of my life, this task was daunting. In fact, I had just experienced a throw-back and my body was in shut down, despite my diet and lifestyle changes, and the healing work I’d been doing.
I felt stuck in a dead-end.
Anger surged through me whenever I thought about my body. I wanted to scream at it for putting me through this pain over and over again. …
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“Phew, we made it!” Master Mouse sighed with relief. They had reached a plateau nestled in the mountains which separated the Land of the Rivers and the Land of the Woods. Master Mouse took a deep breath and looked at his companions.
Gemma the Giraffe gazed towards the horizon.
Robert Pig snuffled around in search of food.
No surprises there. Master Mouse frowned. A teammate was missing. He was sure of it. He counted, “One. Two. Three.”…
Books carried me through the challenging years of my healing journey. I couldn’t have done it without them. They showed up at exactly the right time and I’m eternally grateful for the wisdom and guidance received.
The following books stand out for me. It’s by far not a comprehensive list, but the wisdom contained marks milestones.
Maybe one of these speaks to you as well.
By Karla McLaren
Days before going on a dream three-week long camping road trip, I injured my knee in a taekwondo jump kick.
The kick was epic.
The landing wasn’t.
I collapsed on the floor screaming. The pain gradually released, but I knew I had done major damage. In that moment, I did not know what felt worse: the outlook of tediously traveling through the medical system moving towards rehabilitation or the sensation of spoiling the family trip we had been looking forward to. …
I am German.
I was born and raised in Germany. I have a German passport. I was raised with German traditions, culture, and stories.
I never gave it much thought.
I never considered the role Germans hold on the world stage.
The fear they invoke.
The blame cast.
The history they carry.
I remember when I heard of the holocaust for the first time. I was in primary school. The teacher spoke about the atrocities.
I felt sick in my stomach.
I did not believe it.
I did not want to believe it.
Surely, no one could be as cruel…
I’ve been in pain as long as I remember.
Shoulder-ache. Headache. Neck-ache.
Pain in my legs. Wrists. Arms. My belly or my back.
If one spot is fine, the pain appears in another one, moving through me without a conceivable pattern, up or down, left or right. The pain is not always sharp. Most of the time it’s a dull, nagging type of pain. It sits in the background. Occasionally, it surges and claims its spot at the front of my consciousness. Those days are tough because the pain numbs out everything else.
When I have a day…
Who am I? What is my purpose?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions?
While navigating the jungle of self-improvement, soul-searching, and inner-growth wisdom, three common threads appeared:
1. Understanding the larger picture of your purpose
2. Navigating the path from ‘now’ towards your purpose
3. Discerning how to make the right choices to get you there
I translated these themes into three questions I ask myself daily.
Once you learn how to work with them, you’ll have everything you need to move forward in life.
This powerful question allows you to skip around the ego traps which…
Step by step.
I keep getting this message whenever I reflect on my life path.
Move forward step by step.
Imagine climbing a tall mountain. The staircase winds through ditches and valleys, up steep inclines, around rocks, underneath trees, passing fresh springs with lush bushes, and then again across barren stone.
This is the path of my life and if I want to reach the top, I need to set one foot after the other, following the track with every twist and turn.
Skipping a step is not possible. Leaving out a step is not possible. Resisting a step is…
The only way forward for us is when every human being is willing to heal. This can be challenging. I am sharing my own experiences with the hope to help — you!