A place of healing

United States
January 11, 2010 9:40pm CST
Hello to you all Sometimes, when life has been very difficult, not only the body, but the mind and the spirit long for a "a place of healing." For some it could be right inside their home or their own back yard. For others, a place far away from home. I have always thought tropical beaches or somewhere else near sand and waves and water, where one could just listen to nature and observe the beautiful way it works, would be a wonderful place of healing. What would be your idea of a healing place? Can you describe it to us? Karen
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jan 10
Dawn is in tropical waters, floating face down snorkeling, chasing all the brightly colored fish around the reef. Heaven, I'm in Heaven....
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Dawn. I've never swam in tropical waters or been snorkeling, so it is yet a dream I wish to make real someday. It does, indeed, sound like heaven :)) Karen
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jan 10
It is lovely and I hope you get to do it one day! (but make sure you put extra sunscreen on the backside lol)
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• United States
14 Jan 10
Thank you for the tip lol! Hope you're having a good day.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Jan 10
Hi Karen, The best place of healing for me is my husband's arms. his embrace strengthens me. i am fully energized. i can hear his heartbeat saying, i am here, everything will be fine and i will always love you no matter what. no need for me to travel that far to find a healing place he's just there beside me.
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Ms. Oh, now that is beautiful. And you're right, hugs are very healing. I'm happy for your and for him :)) Karen
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Jan 10
I am a hug person. i love giving hugs to friends to give them comfort and let them fell that i am here and will always there for them as long as i can or in the best way i can. thanks god i have a loving husband who gives one when i needed it the most! and of course my kids hugs and kisses too!
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• United States
14 Jan 10
I am like this, too...affectionate, so we are blessed. Not everyone is that way.
• India
31 Jan 10
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, Well, it all depends upon the causes of wound and what kind of hurt, I sustained. If it was a mental, by mis-behaviour by any member in the family, I would like to go alone in some garden, so taht I can think, freshly, where did I go wrong. But if I agree my fault,tehre will be a way out. At this junction, I wish to tell someone , whom I have enormous confidence. But I also understand it is very difficult time. On eshould be careful in dealing without harming oneself. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
1 Feb 10
Hello dear friend A garden is a beautiful place to think and to decide where emotional hurts have arisen and how they can be healed. I also like to do that. And yes, we should try to make things right, but without doing ourself harm, as things are not always our fault. Still, we wish to make peace with loved ones or friends. God bless you, Karen
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• India
1 Feb 10
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So nice of you for your positive and favourable comments. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• India
1 Feb 10
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So nice of you for your positive and favourable comments. May God bless You and have a great time.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Jan 10
HI KAREN, my home has always been the place for me.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hello Jo :) I can remember my daughters and I singing the little tune: home again home again, joggity jog," whenever we'd been away, whether just a trip to town or a visit with a relative or a long vacation. Wherever we went and however much we loved it, home was always best :)) Karen
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Jan 10
I have also sang that song w/my boys. My home has always been my favorite place to be . I'm so thankful i have one. Hope your tuesday is a great day for u.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Yes, Jo, any of us today that have a home should indeed be thankful, for so many don't! Enjoy your day, all day long. :)
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
Yes I guess if I would be able to choose I would choose my home back in the provinces. I think I have lots of good memories in there and focusing on that level I would be able to heal faster than in my place right now where there is full of stress related since I am working where I am staying right now. I think my healing would be faster if I can go home to my place. Sea and the waves is also very relaxing sound to me. I think that would also be a good suggested place to go to heal yourself and meditate for healing.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Rsa It seems many of us find our homeland a place we love to return to, even if only memory. It somehow stays a part of us for a lifetime. Like you, I also find peace and power and relaxation in the sounds and smells of the sea :) Thank you for sharing you place of healing. Karen
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
Yes the saying "There is no place like home" is really true in essence. Sometimes the feeling that you are home makes everyone feel cozy and relax knowing that they returned to the place where they grew and fond memories of the past somehows slows everything down to allow your body to refresh anew.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
I've experienced this, and yes, it is a beautiful feeling, one of warmth and safety.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Is this a physical place where you actually go or a place that you visualize?
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• United States
14 Jan 10
I use both, Canellita, but this is YOUR place of healing, to be defined however you wish. Karen
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
15 Jan 10
It was a point of clarification. I don't have/need a special place. I guess I just reflect inward.
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12 Jan 10
I just want to know where are you from.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Welcome to MyLot. I am from the United States. Where are you from, and where do you live now? Karen
27 Dec 10
I am from china,live in US.We can become friends.
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
For me, the plae of healing is the church. Whenever I feel lost and sad, I seek refuge on the church and talk to God. My faith kept me believing that after praying and communicating with God, everything will be all okay.
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• United States
4 Feb 10
Hi Arystine Yes, when lost and sad, a church can indeed be very healing, as can be praying to God. Everyday I could not go through without saying prayers :) Thank you for such a lovely response. Karen
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Much like you, I think the most healing place that I can think of is somewhere that is near the water. I would need to be near the water in a very warm atmosphere. There would need to be very few people around where I could just concentrate on the things that were ailing my body and mind. The sound of waves breaking is so very relaxing that I know that would aid in my personal healing to a great degree.
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• United States
14 Jan 10
Hi Dorann Oh yes, there is just something soothing/exhilerating about it, whichever we need most at a given time. I'm blessed to live in a state with so many lakes. And the Great Lakes are much like the oceans, but without the salt. The sounds and the smells and the feel of the air or water, all so beautiful. Karen
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Hi Karen! I like to think of warm and beautiful places when I am really feeling badly too! I can't afford to go to some beautiful beach somewhere in the tropics, so I can maybe settle for something sort of close, but usually I will have to wait until awhile later when the time is better! I go to see my Mom in Florida so I can relax (that is if we don't fight) and the weather cooperates! I go to the pool every morning and lie in the sun and swim for as long as I can! That is my only way of getting myself together! I love the sun and water! If I didn't hate the hot weather so much I might even consider moving there one day! Who knows, maybe I just might!
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• United States
14 Jan 10
Hello Opal. Sun, water, and swimming...oh yes, these are wonderful ways to heal and to get oneself together. LOL, heat, well too much of it mixed especially with humidty is not so good, but perhaps a temperate climate? I, too, have thought about moving to such a place when I am old and gray...maybe sooner. Karen
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
13 Jan 10
A Place of Healing is in the Church. I peacefully pray and talk to Awesome God about what my needs. My spirit & soul needs the word of God by attending a church every Sunday. A Church is where you establish your relationship with God & have a fellowship with Him.
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• Indonesia
13 Jan 10
hi...if i has been difficult..i just go to cinema coz in there i can foerget all
• United States
14 Jan 10
Hello to you :) Yes, the cinema is indeed a good place to go and forget one's troubles. I love getting wrapped up in a good movie, or book, or music...things like this are like a small vacation from whatever is pressing in upon us. Karen
@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
12 Jan 10
A healing place for me is where I can have peace and quiet to commune with God. If my child is at home this would not work for me. I would prefer to go to my room close the door and find a quiet place in my spirit. After this I am often fresher, more tolerant and sleep very well. I have to find this place sometimes at my desk when the pressures of work is getting to me. Sometimes I use the bathroom at work for a five minutes for this. Then I return to my desk and all is well again
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Sharon That sounds beautiful, wherever and whenever you can sneak it in :) I hope you're able to do that more and more often. Thank you for sharing. Karen
@savypat (20246)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Water is often thought to be healing, for me it's a stream deep in the forest, bubbling and cheerfully splashing against the rocks as it goes on it's merry way down the hill. It smells of pine as only live trees can smell and between the sound of the birds is the great quite of the deep forest. Now I need to take a little nap to enjoy my spot.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Pat. Water IS healing...something to do with its negative ions? But even without the scientific knowledge, many of us are drawn to it by instinct, as you are. Your healing place sounds beautiful. Karen
@vandana7 (64806)
• India
12 Jan 10
Nothing as calming as nature and some soft instrumental music. I also love old songs, and most of them are melodious. I tend to ape the singer in some parts and mind gets diverted which is a good thing. I dont realize when I travel across from one song to another and land in latest numbers. By the time I am in the new numbers, I feel positive again. In all it may take about 30 to 40 songs to stop me crying. :)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Vandana Oh yes, music can be very healing, especially if it takes us to a place that holds good memories. As for nature and music combined, I have some CDs I love that do exactly that. I especially love one that has sounds of a rain storm blended with soft music. Thank you for sharing that :) Karen
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
dear karen, i am thinking of a new place, somewhere i have not been to. there will be no memories there, new friends, everything new. somewhere where i will be doing new things very different from what i used to do. well, do you think if i need healing, would a place like that do me good? ann
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hello Ann I often have similar desires. I would call that a place of beginning anew, and yes, to go there in one's mind I would think could be a good thing to do when we need a "break" from life's troubles. Take care. Karen
@shalome (178)
• India
12 Jan 10
PeacefulWmn9, A place of healing believes that you are the healer. "The energy of the mind is the essence of life " --- ARISTOTLE.
• United States
12 Jan 10
A good quote. I do feel that we "feed" the mind, as we are born with potential and capacity, and yes, that energy, but of course, it must be nurtured and grown. Karen
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 10
Hiya Karen, seems I am always searching for the aforementioned place, an escape, I have found various retreats and escapes in my past and they are like buoys in the turbulent ocean to keep me from drowning, currently I do not have such a place and I am eagerly awaiting one, but I bide my time, I have the gym I can escape to and I also have my drama sessions and art classes those are my places of healing. Although for me the sea would be idyllic a place to be, trouble is I'd want the ocean and the sand to myself. When I need healing time, I need that time in solitary, so for me anywhere where there is NO people, NO noise and just me, that for me is my true heavenly escape.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Wolfie So am I, as are many who "wrestle the inner demons." I can see that healing would be found in your current diversions...classes and workouts* My preferred tlaces, like yours, are in nature, but other places do in a pinch. Often, when I cannot visit nature in the literal sense, I do so in my mind while meditating. Thank you for commenting :) Karen
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Karen, Whenever I feel down, or stressed out, or just when I want to reflect on things, I only think of one thing - go back to where I grew up and spent my childhood. I do visit there at least once a year, but whenever things go wrong, it's the place I think of. It's like my comfort zone. Fresh air, untouched mountains, glistening rivers - nature itself gives me fresh and clearer views of things. I don't find them in the city where I live permanently.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hi Dory This is something we have in common...a great love of nature as a place of healing. The place where you grew up sounds stunning! And yes, a place where one could heal or feel great comfort. Thank you for sharing that. Karen
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
A therapeutic place for me is the beach. I love going to beach resorts, I seem to forget all the madness from home and the stresses at the moment when I spend a day there just taking pictures, splashing and swimming in the water. And I undoubtedly get a good sleep at night with the fresh air and peacefulness of the sound of the waves.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hello Mimi Beaches are wonderful to me, too, especially when uncrowded. The surrounding atmosphere and the water, in or out of it, is indeed very soothing, rejuvenating. Thank you for sharing your healing place :) Karen