Caroline Myss is a medical intuitive who has studied why some people heal, while others do not. Her book?Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can?presents an approach for overcoming the mental blocks that keep you from becoming well.
Myss talks about five misconceptions that stand in the way of healing: ?My life is defined by my wound?; ?being healthy means being alone?; ?feeling pain means being destroyed?; ?all illness is the result of negativity?; and ?true change is impossible.?
In my life coaching, I meet so many people who stay stuck because of their past. I’ve experienced it myself, being unable to let go of a past trauma even while knowing that it stops me from being happy in the present. This is the perfect book for a situation like that.
The first part of the book focuses on Why People Don’t Heal.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from this part:
?Forgiveness frees up the energy necessary for healing? (page xix)
?We cling to the negative events and relationships from our past, as well as our present, because they give us permission to see ourselves as victims and everyone else as the source of misery.? (page 18)
?Refusing to let go past events, whether positive or negative, means throwing away some part of your daily energy budget. If you start losing energy and don’t do anything about it, you will inevitably develop a weakness in your physical body.? (Page 19)
?We must avoid dwelling on past traumas, to the point of depleting the energy available for running our bodies.? (page 24)
In the second part of the book, Myss offers practical ways to heal your past, with powerful exercises, a series of affirmations, Chakra Balance routine and Chakra mediations.
Here’s one of my favorite affirmations from the book, if you want to get started right now:
?I am not going in that direction any longer. I release it once and for all?.