During an especially challenging time in my life, I discovered the healing power of story telling. Sitting down to write each day, to compile my thoughts (sometimes coherently, very often not!) was cathartic and clarifying. I worked my way through a dark time, found myself, discovered greater clarity, and published a book in the process!
I love the simple instructions in this article. Juliet Madison, author of The Secret Letters Project, suggests writing to yourself as a way to heal whatever might be ailing you. Here’s one:
Write a letter to your health condition
Most people want to distance themselves, as much as possible, from any illness. However, Madison writes, “many who have experienced significant illness can attest to the power of also looking at it in a positive light and seeing what it has taught you or is teaching you.” Choosing the perspective that there is something to be learned from an illness is empowering, and let’s the mind wander into the possibilities of a positive takeaway.
For some of her other secret letter suggestions, read the full article on Spirituality & Health.