It's essential to broaden our thinking about how healing occurs. I hope to inspire you to notice how often you may be taken out of the healing process, either by yourself or by the system.
When I speak about being taken out of the healing process, it's when we don't fully take responsibility for our own healing. We look to others, which is fine, except when we take on what they say without checking if it resonates with us. We can tend to think they know more than we do and have lost connection with our own inner knowing.
I'm speaking very generally here, and I know there will always be exceptions. These examples are just to get you thinking about how a system may take you out of the healing process. Remember, we have been conditioned all our life to value the intellect and to blindly accept what is told to us.
Think about your schooling for a moment. Was there space for questioning and challenging the status quo, or was your experience like mine where we had to sit down, shut up and learn? I don't know about you, but I found that very boring and often disengaged. All of that natural child curiosity was crushed in many of us as we moved through the Education system.
What about the Medical system? How often have you been to your doctor and had an inkling of what was going on for you? When was the last time your doctor asked you for your take on what was happening physically to you? What has happened if you questioned your doctor's opinion? When was your doctor last looking at you instead of the computer?
I'm sure you can recall many situations from various environments where you and someone in power/superior were there. Reflect on how that felt. What happened to your inner knowing? Were you part of the solution, or was the solution given to you?