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How Long Does Healing Take?


The secret of healing is the same as the secret of all success:  What you think is what you get.  If you expect that healing will be long, difficult or impossible, it will be.  If you expect it to be quick, easy and available, it will be. “Think you can or think you can’t and either way you’ll be correct.”

Healing doesn’t ask whether you have been in pain for 25 minutes or 25 years.  It is always available in the now moment.  Consider two rocks that have sat underwater in a streambed; one has been submerged for 10,000 years and the other for 10 days.  If you place both rocks in the sun, they will take the same amount of time to dry off.  I work with clients who had been carrying the trauma in their body and mind for decades without knowing; once they become aware and begin the healing work, they heal very quickly.

Well-being is our natural state and life is always seeking to return us to it.  What hampers well-being is not some external factor, but internal resistance.  All pain, physical, emotional or spiritual, begins and is maintained by a factor of “pushing against.”  When you release your resistance, healing rushes in.  Life wants us to be healed and constantly moves to accomplish that; it simply awaits our cooperation.  To be healed physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually, you don’t have to make anything happen . . . just let go of what you are resisting.

Our culture has instilled within us many beliefs about who and what can be healed and how long it takes.  Many of these beliefs are based on limiting thoughts to which other people have subscribed.  If you do not think the same thoughts, you are not subject to the same results.  With statistics of what happens to people who exhibit the same symptoms as you, they are simply noting how other people have dealt with this issue.  What you do with it may be entirely different and you are not bound to have the same result.  The only thing that determines where you land is the train of thought you take to get there.  Step onto a different train and you will arrive at a different station.

Examine your beliefs about how long you think healing should take.  How long have you been putting up with pain or a situation that is not working?  How long have you not had use of a part of your life that you would rather enjoy?  What do you think needs to happen before you can feel good?  If you answer with any factor outside of yourself, you only delay your release.  Consider answering “My thoughts create my life” and you are closer to the health you seek and deserve.

Love yourself, forgive yourself and life and know that what you think today matters the most.  The now moment is your point of power.

When we no longer use our energy in fighting with the symptoms – we spare that much more energy for our well-being.  We raise the bar on the quality of our life.  It is no longer a mediocre life – it is a life of high vibration where we do things we never thought possible.

Everything that comes to you (or doesn’t) is a reflection of what you believe you are worth.  Those who mistreat you remind you how you mistreat yourself.  Those who love and support you affirm your self-honoring.  So rather than seeking to get rid of people who are unkind to you or import those who will adore you, recognize your deep deservingness to have the things you want and be with people you love.  Then you will be amazed at how everything around you rearranges to reflect your upgraded sense of deservingness.

So, if we are experiencing a recurring pattern in our finances or relationships, for example, we can sometimes get to the root of our issue by asking ourselves “What would someone have to believe for this to keep happening?”  If we can be honest with our answer, we might get a wealth of insight that might otherwise take many years to unveil. We are all working from the place that we find ourselves at the moment.  We all operate from our own level of consciousness.  While the external issues are manifested differently, the internal dynamics are the same.  Do you know who you are and what you deserve, and are you willing to claim and accept it?

As our inner life evolves, what matters more and more is how we are being with whatever life brings us. We acknowledge and accept that the outcome is ultimately beyond our control.


I found this in my blog’s folder; written my level of understanding and consciousness at that time. I have written much about healing in my later blogs which offer a deeper insight, but this blog does answer the question, How long does healing take?  It’s also possible that the writing is not entirely mine – especially the rock example.  Or may be it is.  Either way, please know that my intention is not to copyright or to take credit if it isn’t mine; my intention is to encourage those who believe it’s too late for them or they are too wounded or they are doomed.  YOU CAN HEAL NOW, NO MATTER WHAT!