Portland Helmich

Healing Into Wholeness


Healing. I personally like the sound of the word, but what does it really mean? Many believe healing is synonymous with curing and it certainly can be, but it’s possible to be cured and not to have healed. Returning to wholeness is one definition of healing, and I like that one best. I interpret it as a return to our core essence, that pure part of us that, as children, believed in dreams and miracles, the part of us that somehow compromised or deflated or even gave up along the way as we took in less-than-healthy messages from our families, peers, schools, the media, communities, society at large.