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Caroline Myss on healing past our suffering

Caroline MyssAuthor and teacher Caroline Myss “draws from her years as a medical intuitive to show that healing is not only physical; it is also a mystical phenomenon that transcends reason.

She “instructs readers to move beyond the dilemma of needing to find logical reasons for why an illness has developed and instead get on with the task of personal transformation.”

[From notes on her site and the following video.]

Photo is from her Facebook page, which says:

Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, and mysticism.

Our suffering self and psychic cemetery

In her book “Defy Gravity” she writes:

“Beyond overcoming the need to get even, you have to be willing to give up being hurt or traumatized as a primary power identity.

“The ‘suffering self’ can be a powerful social mask that comes with a peculiar type of privilege in our therapeutic culture; being able to say ‘I’m done with suffering’ is not as easy as you may think.

“Yet it is essential if you are to release the control mechanisms that you’ve attached to your healing via the suffering motif.

Defy Gravity by Caroline Myss“The desire to hurt another because you are hurting, for example, is a very difficult power play to give up.

“The need to let others know you feel entitled to attention because of your pain and suffering is very seductive and releasing the entitlement of the suffering self is more a battle with the shadow of your own pride than it is with anyone else.

“Yet I repeat with great compassion: None of this is easy, but neither is living in the past, which is the equivalent of living in a psychic cemetery where you confer with problematic corpses on a regular basis.”

Defy Gravity – Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason.

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