Spiritual Truths for Inner Healing

Spiritual Truths for Inner Healing

Illness teaches me that as my body diminishes,  my spirit advances.

Strength of body and strength of soul may interact in an inverse way – as the one increases; the other decreases. When I scan illness’ assault on my body from this perspective it invites me into a new vision, albeit a paradoxical one where my spiritual strengths are activated by the bodily losses I’m experiencing. 

I can’t wish healing for my illness as I might wish for a piece of chocolate, or some desired event or relationship. Illness plunges me into a sea that both frightens me and consoles me, both threatens me and cleanses me, and both strips me bare and clothes me in luxury. 

Illness is a surprising teacher. On the one hand it takes so much away from me, but when I listen closer I can hear the call to patience. If I wait and allow the other hand to unfold, I find something I’ve wanted for so very long – a path of faith and hope that leads to a new balance and coherence of personality, new ways of opening-up my soul, and an illuminated mind, all of which can positively influence the course of my illness.

Today my spirit advances.