Finding Your Own Healing Journey When Disease and Illness Come

finding your own healing journey

Many years ago I used to work at a little crystal shop giving intuitive readings. I met many interesting souls and heard many interesting stories, but one that I will never forget is of a young girl who came to see me.

She had just been diagnosed with some sort of illness and was devastated. I could feel the pain and fear in her body. Her eyes watered as she told me her story. She desperately needed me to tell her that everything was going to be ok. She wanted some clarity that her future was not doomed.

I tried my best to help her and off she went on her way. But I often think about her. I remember her sadness, I remember her pain, I remember how she felt betrayed by her body and angry with the world. I remember how she cried. I often wonder how she is doing today.

I don’t pretend to know what that is like, but I do know the feeling, that feeling that you get when you feel betrayed by your body.

You nourish it with food, you exercise, you eat right, you practice positive thinking, you are a good person…but sometimes it just doesn’t matter.

Sometimes no matter how much of a saint you are, illness still comes and sometimes, illness stays.

In today’s society, cancers, autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses seem to be on the rise. You could blame the food, the toxins in the environment, the sedentary lifestyle that we all lead, but that is not what this is about.

This is about the healing journey and an alternative view point as to why illness comes.


Your body is an amazing creature. Every cell has a purpose. Every muscle, tissue, bone, nerve, everything is operating to serve you. Your body’s natural state of being is health. It wants to be healthy.

But then something happens to throw this health off balance and dis-ease presents itself. This dis-ease that comes can vary from person to person. Sometimes it’s a short term thing, and sometimes it’s a long term thing.

No one is immune to dis-ease.

With all the advancements in medical science, it may be possible to pin point the cause of the dis-ease. It may be possible to work out the root of illness and then go from there. But often, the root goes undetected.

This doesn’t mean that the root does not exist, it just means that it has not been found yet. Maybe it is not supposed to be found just yet, or maybe you haven’t looked hard enough.

Either way, there is a root just waiting to come to the surface.

The Healing Journey 

When your body is diseased it can cause a mountain of thoughts to well up. These thoughts range from anger to victim mode and hatred for your body.

All of these thoughts that rise to the surface, all of the feelings that rise to the surface surrounding your disease often hold a big clue.

If you are dealing with an illness, perhaps take a minute to write down all the thoughts and emotions that this illness is stirring within you. Write them all down on a piece of paper till there is not a single thought left.

Those emotions on that paper, they are all part of your healing journey and part of why this disease has presented in your life.

These emotions may not make sense to you just yet, but they hold clues as to what your healing journey is really about.

See disease is not there to make you miserable (although it can seem that way), disease is there to inspire you to tap deeper into your soul.

It is there to help you realise just how powerful and magical you are. It is there to help you realise that you are stronger than the disease.

Disease is a sign that you need to go deeper into your body and get to know it better.

Disease is your body’s way of communicating with you, of expressing something to you and often when you get close and listen, the body will reveal the root.

The Metaphysical Journey 

On a metaphysical level, disease often presents as a tool of growth and spiritual development. Having any type of long term dis-ease will test you, but it will also inspire you to go deeper into who you really are.

Disease may bring death or it may bring a chance at a new life, but either way, disease is your opportunity for growth.

Disease is a reminder that you have a powerful, magical and amazing body that has the potential to do incredible things.

The more you can get to know your body through the disease and the more you can connect with and love your body, the easier it will be to navigate through the process.

The Cure

People reverse diseases all the time. People heal from diseases all the time. That can be you, but it also may not be you.

It is important to understand that it is not about the disease itself, it is about the journey. While you have a powerful, amazing and magical body that is capable of miracles, your path with this disease serves a higher purpose that you may not quite understand just yet.

The more you can accept that. The more you can feel the strength from that rather than the fear, the more you can feel confident with who you are, your journey and your body, the easier it will be for you to cure yourself.

Curing yourself doesn’t necessarily mean that you are free of the disease, but it does mean that you are free of the emotions that keep you attached to the disease.

While at times it may be possible to separate the two, it may help you to view your disease a little differently.

Welcome Miracles 

Miracles happen all the time. Magic happens all the time. If you can start focusing on the tiny, daily miracles inside your own body, no matter how diseased it is, you will start to see just how miracles work.

Disease really begins on an internal level first and then moves out to the external. In many ways, you are a co-creator of your disease, but this is ok. You didn’t do anything wrong, perhaps this was just the way it was meant to be.

Perhaps your soul has come to learn something from all of this. Perhaps your destiny has guided you this way because it is the perfect path for you.

It doesn’t mean that you can’t change it, but it does hopefully, help to inspire you on your own magical healing journey.

Loving Your Body 

No matter how disease has taken over your body. No matter how grim it all may be, your body, mind, heart and soul still loves you.

Your physical body is temporary, it is a temporary vessel to house your soul on its journey here. Your physical body is not forever and is always changing through time.

There are many things that you can do to activate your own self healing ability, but the number one task of disease is to learn how to love yourself.

When you can do that, when you can truly, truly love yourself, disease and all, the rest will take care of itself.

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.