Hey there –
It’s me Gianna, (Gina’s daughter), writing to you today.
It’s been a minute since you’ve heard from me! I am stepping in today because I’ve noticed a certain pattern with clients lately, particularly with the “healers” in our community, and I wanted to share it with you.
Have you ever taken the time to sit with the different aspects of yourself? Not just the aspects of you that are “love and light” or even your inner child, but all aspects of yourself: the good, the bad, the ugly.
To be honest, many of us haven’t, haven’t thought about it, or don’t know how. As people, we shy away from aspects of ourselves that challenge our public persona.
Here’s the thing: we are all multifaceted and made up of multiple complex aspects. If we can view all the facets of a diamond and see its beauty, we can do the same with ourselves. Sitting with all your different facets can give you a complete understanding of yourself. No matter what you discover in yourself, you deserve to have a relationship with each part of you.
We can heal our wounds more comprehensively when we have a deeper connection with ourselves and understand our unique inner duality. We’re not just meeting with the already “healed” aspects of ourselves, but all our aspects so that we can heal without ignoring parts. Yes, I’m rambling, but I have a point:
Without truly knowing ourselves and working through all of our bullshit, we’ll only do a lackluster job of helping others to heal. So, I’m saying this: Unhealed healers sometimes do more harm than good!
As healers, we must know where our boundaries, triggers, patterns, and self-sabotaging behaviors come from and what aspect of ourselves we are working through in those “triggered” moments to recognize it in others without projecting, ego-tripping, or people-pleasing.
This exercise can help you develop a deeper connection with yourself:
- First, take some time to identify and write out all of your different facets; the inner child, inner teen, young rebel, the bitch, whatever you want to call them.
- Over the next few weeks, meet with those aspects of you. Spend a week meditating with your inner child (for example) and get to know them. Ask the good hard questions (like “What did you not get enough of and how can I help?” not just the “fun” ones (like: “What do you like to do for fun?”). Act upon the insight they share. Watch how coming into harmony with that aspect of yourself brings harmony to your day-to-day life. (Yes, even the week you meet with “the bitch”, she might rear her head when you need to have stronger boundaries or be more protective of your energy.
Special Invitation: If you struggle to connect with the different aspects of yourself, would like a guide, or just want to participate in a healing opportunity, join me for Soul Medicine series – a 6-class-intensive starting May 20th, at Curio, Craft & Conjure.
You’ll experience 6 unique journeys to meet multiple aspects of yourself and discover what all your facets have to share with you.
The series starts with a group Limpieza (energy clearing) to allow us to begin from a clean slate. From there, during each session, we will meet and work with a different aspect of ourselves, then receive homework only those aspects can give. By the end of this experience, you will develop a deeper understanding of yourself so that you may progress on your healing journeys with confidence and your own unique tools.
I hope you can join us!