“Integrity in the healing process can be the friend you never knew you needed and didn’t have. I have discovered it is an intimate relationship between body and soul, the chord or bridge that brings them into alignment. You might think it is love, compassion, or just the desire to heal, but there are moments when my sadness is so great there is no love left. When my doubt in the world becomes the high tide that feeds the well of doubt in myself, when my fear in failure paralyzes me and I end up choosing the familiar exhaustion of not doing anything, rather than pioneering my own healing path, it is the strength of integrity I had been missing in my healing.
I realized I needed to sit with this word, read its definition over and over, breathe it in until I could embody what integrity means to me in my own healing process. It is about showing up for your Self when you want to hide under the covers. It is about doing the work every day. So when you feel like there is no love, when you feel distracted, and falling into despair, resisting change, welcome Integrity in your life. It is the strength of showing up to do what is right to make you whole again.” -Heather Mulvennna
Written by my friend Heather when asked how she continues to show up for her own healing and spiritual practice, especially on those days when she’d rather not get out of bed…because, let’s face it, we’ve all been there, but the only way to move forward is to make the commitment to yourself to show up.