Colm Holland-Blog

Colm Holland’s 40 Days of Alchemy Meditations at home.

DAY 16 - Healing

‘Healing and wholeness can take the place of fear - if you truly want it.’ Colm Holland

In my book, The Secret of The Alchemist, I tell the story of my own journey through fear to True Empowerment. You may find it encouraging to read if you are struggling with emotionally driven behaviours over which you feel you have no control. I have been there and you have my every sympathy.

A key lesson I learnt from my study of the ancient alchemists and their processes was that when we truly face and accept our fears, without condemnation or judgement, we are then able to allow ourselves to be healed of the pain that caused the fear.

They called this process ‘Purification’ - as in a cleansing or healing process with the help of Love.

My own healing process took place over a few years and I received support from many people who loved me unconditionally. But the one thing I discovered was necessary above all else for the emotional healing to take place was:

A complete and unwavering commitment to our own emotional healing.

I stress the need for this commitment because there’s a million reasons why your heart will tell you to give up and this is why the road to emotional healing is the road least travelled:

  • ‘Why don’t you take the easy way and give up’.
  • ‘This journey has no end in sight.’
  • ‘You are doomed to failure before you begin.’

These are just a few of the discouraging things your heart will say and it is very tempting to listen to them and give up at any point.

But I have some encouraging news that will counter all doubt your heart may express:

Sufi teacher, philosopher, and poet Rumi said, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

I cannot understate that truth. When The Soul of The World sees the level of our determination - then all the positive energy of Love that we are connected to within the cosmos - will be there to support and aid our emotional healing process.

People will come across your path at the right moment to assist you - listen to them.

Energy will be released within you to counter the doubts of your heart - learn to recognize it.

You will have a new found courage to carry on - draw upon that courage.

This was my experience and that of many and it will be yours too.

Here is our mantra for today.

Love wants to heal my wounds and is within me and around me.

Tomorrow I will tell you the story about one important aspect of my own healing experience and until then remember I have asked Love to give you everything you need to be the Alchemist in your world.