This posting is from the beautiful video: The Wounded Healer
Mythology is a method to identify traits within the human psyche and use the archetypes to translate human experiences. In Greek myths, chiron was the wisest of Centaurs and the archetype of the Wounded Healer. He was accidently wounded by an arrow that had been dipped in the blood of Hydra. Because he was immortal the venom caused him eternal torment. In his search for his own cure, he discovered how to heal others. In teaching others the healing arts he found a measure of solace from his own pain. "Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion." ---Buddha Each of us goes through trials in life, rites of passage, physical illness and pain, mental confusion, emotional trauma, and spiritual distress. These trials help us to learn compassion. They teach us how to be a Wounded Healer.
"I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we may be helping to bring about a healing." ----Leonard Nimoy
There is a difference between curing someone and healing someone. Medicine is a science, but healing is an art. Science is from the mind; art is from the heart. Healing energy flows when hearts connect.
"The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals." -------Carl Jung
Jung believed that a malady of the soul could be the best possible form of training for a Healer. The pains and burdens one bears and eventually overcomes is the source of great wisdom and healing power for others. The Wounded Healer understands what the patient feels because he has gone through the same pain. The Healer's experience is what makes him a brother of the patient, rather than his master. This triggers a fundamental change in perspective. Because he has learned through experience, the Healer is able to feel empathy instead of just sympathy. The patient can sense this subconsciously. This opens a conduit between the two on the spiritual level and connects them. The suffering patient can be cared for by the Healer and be instrumental in the Healer's own healing. Each encounter between the Healer and patient can be transforming for both.
The lesson of Chiron teaches us that we can overcome pain and transcend into knowledge that each of us can become a Wounded Healer.
"When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing." -------Rabindranath Tagore
I've been noticing a change, or a shift, in people I know. Have you been noticing it, too? Some of these people I've known a long time, and some of them are new friends that have been arriving into my life. I include myself in this shift, also, because five or ten years ago, I wouldn't have been interested in the interconnectedness of time, energy, or mass.......or the frequencies that underlie all the dimensions of our universe. I wasn't ready then for what is unfolding now.
What am I referring to? It's the fact that people are more open about speaking about various spiritual matters and such things as "shifts". They are hungry to meet others they can connect to who are vibrating at their frequency levels or even higher. Maybe they are not putting it into those exact words, but this is what I see they are talking about. Just a few years back, some of these very people (myself included) would have looked at you oddly for even bringing up such subjects.
The movie industry has been giving us movies with an emphasis on spiritual issues. This reflects what our culture's interests lie. We've had films about angels, healers, life after death, paradigm shifts, parallel dimensions, and psychic abilities. More of the same can be viewed on television.
Many of us have chosen to be here in this universe at this time to help in this transition to the new, higher vibrations. Gregg Braden uses two terms to describe this transition: the Shift" and "Shift of the Ages". Many programs on the History Channel have focused on the predictions of this transition of the ancient Mayans, the Incas, the Hopi, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and the Kabbalah. You have have seen some of the programs yourself. The shift is a term which describes the process of Earth accelerating through a course of evolutionary change, with the human species linked, by choice, to the electro magnetic fields of Earth, following suit through a process of cellular change, says Gregg Braden.
These predictions from so many people in the past couldn't have just popped out of thin air. I believe they allowed themselves to be open to the Universal Intelligence to bring us this information.
The Shift is here. It's here now. As Braden says, "The Shift represents a rare opportunity of collectively repatterning the expression of human consciousness."
Students of modern metaphysics are familiar with the concept of a beingness which is behind all things. It has been referred to as the Absolute, the Isness, the 'I Am' Presence, and 'the All That Is which is behind all things.' My own choice of words is Infinite Being. All of these terms refer to the same perfect, unchanging beingness which is behind everything.
The universe exists within the field of silent consciousness of Infinite Being, so its essence is within everything in the world. That silent Isness is the ground state of consciousness behind all life. Because of its silent, unmoving nature it could be referred to as being 'nothing and nowhere,' at least to our physical sense of awareness.
The Creator and its creation exist within Infinite Being. Therefore, Infinite Being is within all things. The unchanging is within everything in the changing world. Yet, our physical senses will never detect this underlying, unchanging oneness. It is only through developing an inner connection that we will discover that which is behind all things.
The Tao is manifest as everything and yet the Tao, in the world of material senses, appears to be nothing and nowhere. So, the message of the Tao Te Ching is to develop an inner connection with that which is real and then the manifest world - this world which is unreal in comparison - begins to make sense. ---------by Owen Waters (Infinite Being website)