“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself.” ~Maryam Hasnaa
Have you ever felt like someone you put your trust in, stabbed you in the back – knowingly or unknowingly. Either way it does not matter their intent. How the information is taken in at the moment can feel like a knife cutting through creating an open wound. That wound may have been healed over and scarred over from previous trust issues that arose in one’s past. So it can hurt even more.
Well, I was sucked in recently into the tornado of a Facebook post and felt that gash of the wound. There was blood and pus all over. I choose to get sucked in – not for long though as I recognized getting lost in the wound was not the way out.
I needed to share this wound. My 20-year-old son, who is a Music major in college, loves playing games on the computer. I told him I was sad because of the Facebook post and the broken trust from another. My son is very much an introvert and to take him away from something is challenging to say the least. But, he heard my sadness and saw it in my face and stopped. He sat next to me and JUST listened. Listened intently to every emotion and every word with love. He held the space without even saying a word. That is where the wound started to heal.
I am so grateful for those that can hold the space for healing to occur in the mind, the body and the soul. In my profession as a Healing Touch Practitioner, it is important for me to recognize that holding the space for others - only helps awaken their inner healer as Maryam Hasnaa said.