3 Sources of Healing Yourself

Karo Wanner
4 min readJul 17
3 Sources of Healing Yourself
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Everybody should have a psychologist.

Like going to the dentist —a routine check once in a while to look at all the small and big wounds we’ve collected.

Instead, we hide our pain and pretend everything is fine. The easiest way to do that is to switch on autopilot and avoid looking inward at all costs.

It’s true a psychologist would be helpful to guide you on your healing journey but actually all the tools you need to heal are available to you right now.

Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being — the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at core.

— Shakti Gawain

Healing means coming back home to who you truly are: pure goodness, love, and radiating awareness.

I invite you to explore these 3 powerful sources of healing available to you right now.


Compassionate presence is one of the biggest sources of healing.

It starts with forgiving yourself first. As Pema Chodron says ‘Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves.’

When we avoid our feelings we are caught in pain. But when we let presence touch our shame and discomfort we are able to let compassion for ourselves in.

Healing comes when we meet our wounded places with compassion. — Stephen Levine

Let’s do an experiment.

What happens when you let go of the story that you are an angry person or a betrayed person?

Forgiveness only comes with letting go of the past, letting go of blame.

That’s the moment when we have to face the pain we tried to push away for so long.

Psychologist Tara Brach suggests ‘rather than forgiving a self, we can forgive the experience we are identified with’ by saying ‘forgiven, forgiven’.

When you do this remind yourself you are doing the best you can.

Karo Wanner

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