The holidays and winter season are a time when a lot can come up inside of us.
Grief, depression, anxiety, missing loved one’s, going through a major life transition, the winter blues–it’s all there.
When I feel I am going backwards in my healing I remind myself of this important phrase: healing is not a liner path.
There is no “end” goal.
Rather, healing is about learning to hold sacred space for yourself.
It’s about creating a space of awareness and non-judgement towards your own unique journey.
Ask yourself, “What can I do to be more kind, gentle and loving towards myself today?”
Sometimes we get too caught up in our thoughts and emotions that we forget to look at the growth that has already occurred within us.
Maybe it’s a small shift that has occurred, but instead of being hard on yourself thank yourself for making it this far.
You have survived and now you get to thrive.
When you feel you took a step back–just take a pause.
This is all part of the healing journey.
Every day is a new day and each day is an opportunity to reflect on how much more loving you have become.
So take a moment to breathe.
Remember that healing is a never ending journey.
It’s not about finding closure as it’s about continuing to have the courage to open your heart to life and especially yourself.
**Feature photo used from RedBubble.