Healing Awareness is a state of consciousness that facilitates a return to wholeness and health. By
quieting our minds, we allow our inner resources (and our connection with Spirit) to bring forth a higher wisdom than our conscious minds have access to.
Most of us fill our lives with constant busyness and distraction, and we
avoid dealing with feelings we find difficult or unpleasant. When we
don’t take care of our emotional, mental and spiritual hygiene, those
issues often manifest into more serious problems. Often those problems manifest physically.
Healing Awareness is a state of clarity and insight that is naturally available to us when we clear ourselves of mental clutter and let go of our everyday-thinking-mind. Awareness enables us to observe what is truly present—without judgment, critique or the need to control the outcome.
(Excerpt from Mandy Bass' new book, Taming The Tokolosh: Through Fear Into Healing.
From my perspective, a regular meditation practice is the best way to cultivate healing awareness on an ongoing basis. In this exercise, there is nothing to accomplish or achieve. The purpose is to experience the present moment detached from your thoughts with curiosity and openness. To do that, you will need to put aside the identity you have with your problem-solving, “knowing” mind. This open, non-judgmental perspective is known as “beginners mind,” a deeper state of attention, receptivity and peace.