We Heal in Spirals

"The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths." 

~ Barry H. Gillespie 

We all have issues,  or wounds that we work hard to overcome, either through reflection, meditation, counseling or healing work. 

We have diligently dissected the cause and each of the effects. As we gain awareness, we can move forward again with more integration around that particular issue. 

Then, without warning, we come face to face with this wound all over again, often years later. Of course, our first reaction might be to feel betrayed by ourselves, “I thought I fixed this! Why is this coming back up again? I feel like I will never be rid of this.”

Healing happens in a spiral when we are ready to heal something at a deeper level than we could access before, the issue will be presented to us again. 

Know that if something has gotten our attention, it is because we are ready to heal it on the next level. 

We have grown enough to align with a deeper truth about our issue. It isn’t a setback and we aren’t permanently flawed. In fact, it is simply a sign that we are ever expanding beings with the capacity to learn and deepen our growth indefinitely.

We are currently in the midst of a Mercury Retrograde cycle so you may be experiencing something annoyingly familiar and feeling frustrated by its return. 

Retrograde cycles are always opportunities to review, reflect, and revise our stories and experiences. So, if something obnoxiously persistent pops up, don’t resist the experience, remind yourself that you are ready to move forward and embrace the opportunity to grow.

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About the Author

Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Seeker at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit in 2013. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she has spent the last 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices, and the last 12 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities.

Laura helps empaths and sensitives who have struggled their whole life with belonging. Explore How We Can Work Together