On Healing: Lorna

rsz_aa10‘The word healing – it means to me [that] I need to look at all my pain. Feel the pain and release it. Work with it, talk about it, and let it go, rather than hold on to it, locking it up inside myself.

I need a safe place where I can talk about my pain, all the pain that I have had in my life, my drinking in my marriage, my childhood, to to be able to sit and feel free enough to talk about it to get it out of me. I had it in me for so long, too long.

I believe that’s when the healing takes place, when I can feel well enough in myself to talk honestly about how I feel, what happened to me, what it was like for me. It is action healing. That it what I found for myself. It is action.

I can sit around and talk about healing, but I had to do the work to make it happen, and it was, it is, hard work because it means for me, to go to We Al-Li where I can clean out that pain and I do it, the action is called for.’ Lorna, in Trauma Trails: Recreating Song Lines – The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia by Judy Atkinson

You can also obtain this wonderful book from the publisher in Australia. We Al-Li is a programme of healing, developed by Judy Atkinson, which is based on the integrity of Indigenous cultural and spiritual practices.