How to Heal: 5 Tips for Fierce Healing

Leonard Cohen quote | Dianna Bonny Photography

Loss is a part of life, maybe more so now than ever. Here are some thoughts and tools to champion your healing possibilities and create space to connect with your innate goodness. I’m a big believer that just beyond the pain of your wounds is beautiful energy that awaits your discovery. Unearthing it, and honoring the wisdom that lives there, will enable you to shine your brilliance out into the world, unencumbered by the murky residue of unresolved pain.

We need more people shining their light and illuminating the darkness.

1. Cultivate bravery

Healing begins when you accept the invitation to become a courageous, heart-centered warrior. Honor your wounds, and spin straw into gold by allowing the pain you have been desperately running away from to become the wisdom that will change your life. Tenderly explore the mystical properties of your experience and allow your discoveries to breathe air, and possibility, under the fragile wings of your healing heart.

Perhaps a silver lining isn’t something you find. Maybe it is something you must rip from the underbelly of your loss and wrap around you like a superhero cape.

2. Create inner sustainability

Healing simply cannot happen amidst the fumes of exhaustion, molecules of refined food or a treacherous mental landscape. Nourish, replenish and sustain your personal eco-system with a devoted practice of self-care.

Sleep. Rest. Meditate. Eat well. Breathe deeply, often. Your odds for healing are exponentially increased by aligning the vessel of body-mind-spirit. Give yourself daily permission to gather the resources you need to mend your broken heart and release everything that is not serving your higher good.

3. Feel your feelings

Repression of all those energetic vibrations running through your veins exacts a gargantuan toll on your body and soul. While we like to pretend that we can deny the existence of what we don’t want to face, in actual fact we are absolutely stuck with everything we do not allow ourselves to acknowledge. Free up some much needed space in your being by allowing those feelings to be felt and then dissipate as resolved parcels of energy transformed for your betterment.

Emotions are messengers from the depths of your soul and, much like the human they inhabit, yearn to be witnessed and felt.

4. Tame your mind

Try re-framing the entirety of your pain with this thought: That which is before me is divine.

Gently, and with curiosity. Can the experience before you be transformed by seeing it through different atoms of thought? It’s not an easy task. Breaking the cycle of addictive thoughts is similar to changing unhealthy food habits. Aligning your mind with this way of thinking will break up the energy of negative feedback loops that keep you running in endless circles, reliving the same painful moments over and over.

5. Bless yourself, and everyone around you

In his book To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue writes:

“It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless one another. I believe each of us can bless. When a blessing is invoked, it changes the atmosphere. Some of the plenitude flows into our hearts from the invisible neighborhood of loving kindness. In the light and reverence of a blessing, a person or situation becomes illuminated in a completely new way…. Let us begin to learn how to bless one another.”

Experiment with this idea as a way to change your engagement with the people around you.

Sending fierce, radiant love for deep healing.


Who is Dianna Bonny?

Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.

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