Do I think rocks magically heal complex conditions? No. Medical slang aside, there are all sorts of ways we block, avoid, silence, dim or drown the persistent pain that comes from deep, seemingly unreachable places. Some people use actual drugs. Some people use work or constant busyness. Some people use entertainment or spending money. Some people use art, creativity, or religion. Some people use interpersonal drama. Some people use family or even have babies to distract themselves from looming feelings of inner worthlessness or despair. Coping methods are as unique as one’s flavour of pain. Without these barriers, crises can occur.
“Healing” in the metaphysical sense is the process of intentionally allowing inner pain to surface without dampening or diverting it. Prepare yourself mentally and then let it come up, let it cause all sorts of horrible feelings. Endure them, explore them, accept them, cherish them, release them. It’s impossible sometimes. Other times, you may gain an internal friend, or reach a perspective you never had before, or feel a new burst of compassion for yourself and others who have experienced that type of pain.
The number 9 is the totality of the universe, all the being, doing, creation and destruction of energy in the many realms as an expression of something we won’t understand until much, much later in our spiritual evolution as a mind/body/spirit complex. On 3D Earth, there’s no end to this process of uncovering and processing pain. This is our task while we’re here, so we might as well get on with it.
“Remember: endure everything.” – Advice to monk-in-training Baluo Kaidi as he meditates in a swamp, covered in leeches, in The Boxer’s Omen (1983)
(Deck: Master Teacher Crystal Oracle by Rachelle Charman)