Most of life is learning to heal. From the moment we’re born, we are in the process of healing. It starts with ancestral baggage and inter-generational trauma—so much that hasn’t taken place in our timeline, yet affects us all the same.

We inherit the trauma of those who have come before us, and we go on to experience our own traumas, pile them on top, making room on already full plates.

We are, each and every one of us, healers. Even if you have support (and I hope you do) from a therapist, a loved one, a spiritual advisor—you are still the only one responsible for healing yourself. You’re the only one who can.

You are a healer and you are learning to be healed. Peel back one layer, touch the tenderness of its pain, explore the edges of its suffering. Dismantle. Reframe. Reclaim. Replenish. Peel back another layer. More pain. More healing. More growth. This is what it is to be alive.

Healing isn’t linear. Healing isn’t weakness. Healing isn’t sometimes. Healing is always, healing is now, healing is why you’re alive.

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